“There us NO SUCH THING as a person who had a 100% recovery from a serious head (brain) injury. The brain was damaged and like all organ systems there is residual impairment.”

Featured picture: Groote Schuur Hospital on the lower slopes of Devils Peak, Cape Town, where I received excellent care from the wonderful doctors and nurses in Ward J7 so many years ago.

cropped-cropped-craigjono9121Leaving Groote Schuur Hospital, Cape Town, South Africa with my dad and nurse June Gordon + a broken neck

 

“I have no recollection of the day (17th April 1965) that changed my life fifty years ago!…”

The first line

 

from my brand new book “Smashed/Crashed up”: Learning by Accident started a few minutes ago…

 

or perhaps I should rename to Putting the Pieces of the Puzzle Together??

puzzle-pieces

by “Frank Spencer” (author)???

Frank

picture from

https://livingwithheadinjury.wordpress.com/

 

 

 

“There us NO SUCH THING as a person who had a 100% recovery from a serious head (brain) injury. The brain was damaged and like all organ systems there is 

residual impairment.”

from http://www.craigsquotes.wordpress.com

“You’re not disabled (limited) by your disabilities, you are able (enabled) by your abilities.”

from

Some interesting links, which may be helpful to you in the “struggles” of life…

“Informing, educating, encouraging, empowering, igniting, uplifting (and perhaps even)  inspiring”

“We share what we know, so that we all may grow.”
“Informing, educating, encouraging, empowering, igniting, uplifting (and perhaps even)  inspiring”
“Together, one mind, one life (one small step at a time), let’s see how many people (and lives) we can encourage, impact, empower, enrich, uplift and perhaps even inspire to reach their fullest potentials.”
“Informing, educating, encouraging, empowering, igniting, uplifting (and perhaps even)  inspiring”
A writer’s dreams
“Informing, educating, encouraging, empowering, igniting, uplifting (and perhaps even)  inspiring”

picture from

and

Understanding Traumatic Brain Injury

Visit http://www.braininjury101.org/ and http://www.shepherdtv.org

to view the entire video series.

“We share what we know, so that we all may grow.”

 

“Informing, educating, encouraging,, empowering, igniting, uplifting (and perhaps even)  inspiring”
“Together, one mind, one life (one small step at a time), let’s see how many people (and lives) we can encourage, impact, empower, enrich, uplift and perhaps even inspire to reach their fullest potentials.”
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Picture (great) by my old friend John (“the world’s third worst photographer”, so he calls himself), but whose photographic talents I definitely  do NOT possess)!
web sites:

http://www.itsalwaysdarkestbeforethedawn.wordpress.com

www.lifeisgodsnovel.wordpress.com

http://www.climbingmountainsandchasingdreams.wordpress.com

and www.awritersdreams.wordpress.com

Shared by “the world’s absolutely worst photographer ”

“But You Look Good”: Hidden Disability after Brain Injury

But You Look Good: Hidden Disability after Brain Injury

TBI is extremely prevalent today and is also often known as “the hidden handicap” or “the silent epidemic”

My various articles in this field at

https://headbraininjury.wordpress.com/

may also be of interest

There’s also a good article by medical professionals (Warwick Medical School) at

Click to access 78.pdf

and some interesting articles (and helpful information) especially for parents of child patients  by Dr Carol Hawley at

https://www.google.co.nz/#q=warwick+medical+school+%2B+traumatic+brain+injury

 

“We share what we know, so that we all may grow.”

PPS

“Don’t let what you can’t do stop you from doing what you can do…best!”

“I refuse (absolutely) to be limited and defined by what I can’t do, but what I can do…my very best.”

– me  as inspired by m after sharing a conversation about her  “Everest” (31st December 2015)

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from

https://headbraininjury.wordpress.com/2015/01/22/what-does-it-feel-like-to-be-brain-damaged-7/

“You’re not disabled (limited) by your disabilities, you are able (enabled) by your abilities.”

from

My Experience Living with a Traumatic Brain Injury

(not my video)

Brainline.org

A great resource with excellent articles

http://www.brainline.org/landing_pages/TBI.html

and

http://www.brainline.org/index.html

Preventing, treating and living with traumatic brain injury (TBI)

PPS:

“I just wish all this helpful info was available , when we really needed it….in the days before the world wide web.”

from My Story ,  An Open Book (Book 3) , I’ll Do It My Way and Who Wants to be Normal anyway

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All available at

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=craig+lock+%2B+head+brain+injury

and

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=craig+lock+%2B+my+story

 

“We share what we know, so that we all may grow.”

“Together, one mind, one life (one small step at a time), let’s see how many people (and lives) we can encourage, impact, empower, enrich, uplift and perhaps even inspire to reach their fullest potentials.”

 

dawn best

A writer’s dreams

HE WOULD NOT WAKE UP PROPERLY FOR 38 DAYS!

walk-dark-light-5

He would not wake up properly for 38 days… or was it nearly 38 years perhaps

or (if EVER!!)??

https://stirlinganewbook.wordpress.com/2011/03/22/he-would-not-wake-up-properly-for-38-days/

and

https://headbraininjury.wordpress.com/2014/02/08/a-short-extract-from-my-book-stirling-2/

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picture above from

http://www.amazon.com/Driver-Writer-Stirling-Always-Darkest-ebook/dp/B007OOKKCS/

http://www.amazon.com/Driver-Writer-Stirling-Always-Darkest-ebook/dp/B007OOKKCS

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from

http://www.amazon.com/Stirling-Story-Boys-Hope-Dream-ebook/dp/B00H1N6X1Y

“Together, one mind, one life (one small step at a time), let’s see how many people (and lives) we can encourage, impact, empower, enrich, uplift and perhaps even inspire to reach their fullest potentials.”

 

brilliant DAWN and clouds

Picture above (great) by my old friend John (“the world’s third worst photographer”, so he calls himself), but whose photographic talents I definitely  do NOT possess)!
web sites:

http://www.itsalwaysdarkestbeforethedawn.wordpress.com

www.lifeisgodsnovel.wordpress.com

and www.awritersdreams.wordpress.com

Shared by “the world’s absolutely worst photographer”

 

 

“It’s not a matter of giving up, but making a new beginning, of somehow forging a new life, a new destiny…and this new path is often found after going down many ‘blind alleys'”

“I believe the key is acceptance of a changed (new) you (and that can be very difficult for some!). You may not be the same person you were after a serious head (brain) injury.  Then it’s not a matter of giving up, but making a new beginning,  of somehow forging a new life, a new destiny…and this new path is often found after going down many ‘blind alleys'”

Just be PATIENT and things will somehow fit into place, like the pieces of a jig-saw! TRUST

Thanks for that…and for your encouragement,support and love, m

“Do your best and let God do the rest”

and

“Do not what you can’t do stop you from doing what you can do…best.”

from http://www.craigsquotes.wordpress.com

“Together, one mind, one life (one small step at a time), let’s see how many people (and lives) we can encourage, impact, empower, enrich, uplift and perhaps even inspire to reach their fullest potentials.”
A stunning dawn in Cape Town, the beautiful Mother City of South Africa

“The clouds break, like sun-kissed waves in the sky” #

# that’s a simile, by the way (btw)

picture from www.capetownmypictures.wordpress.com

www.itsalwaysdarkestbeforethedawn.wordpress.com

http://lifeisgodsnovel.wordpress.com

and www.awritersdreams.wordpress.com