TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY SURVIVAL GUIDE

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http://www.tbiguide.com/

and Dr Glen’s book download is at http://www.tbiguide.com/download.html

from

https://headbraininjury.wordpress.com/2019/01/02/traumatic-brain-injury-survival-guide/

see https://craigsbooklist.wordpress.com/2013/11/25/craigs-list-of-books/

 I also want to do/write a new book The Driver, the Nurse and the Writer: On the Road less travelled learning about Traumatic Brain Injury

As “led/inspired” (impulsively…as always) by Dr Glen’s resource with excellent information at https://traumaticbraininjurytbi.wordpress.com/2019/01/02/traumatic-brain-injury-survival-guide/

And seeing “the nurse” has always said (right from the start of “the journey”) that of all my writings this subject would be the area which would be most beneficial and in which I could make the greatest difference in helping, encouraging and uplifting others.

“Don’t do anything, but write then c, as you’re safest in bed and when you do nothing.”

– words of advice from “the nurse” (that suit me just fine!)

http://www.thedriverthenurseandthewriter.wordpress.com

My other blogs in this area are at

and
“We share what we know, so that we all may grow.”
“Knowledge is the gateway to understanding…and understanding is the gateway to a better life.”
– Jeff Sebell
Shining a light of hope  in the darkest corners
Helping promote better understanding and awareness of what is often termed “The Silent Epidemic” (and/or “The Hidden Handicap”)
“Inform, educate, inspire”

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“We didn’t have any money, so we had to think.

“You will do foolish things, but do them with enthusiasm.”

– Colette (nice name for a girl, btw)

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

and

http://www.creativekiwis.wordpress.com

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Best wishes from the First City to see the sun (in summer) …and we’re also the first to see the sunset and the stars (in winter-time)

Share, encourage, uplift, inspire and help spread HOPE, LOVE and LIGHT

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Don’t worry about the world ending today…
it’s already tomorrow in scenic and tranquil ‘little’ New Zealand

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“I’ve already been to hell!”

https://headbraininjury.wordpress.com/

and

https://www.facebook.com/livingwithheadinjury/

Tests revealed something was wrong. Scary words filled a report with my name on it: Memory, low average. Executive functioning, low average. Verbal fluency, reduced ability. Impairment. Below expectation. Below average.

They were all ways of saying I was brain damaged.

At work, I got taken off the air. The thing I was great at was gone.

“Kim’s work is characterised by misuse of vocabulary, unclear grammar, difficulties with logic and structure, lack of sentence cohesion,” is something mentioned in a later report.

report and picture (below) from https://www.facebook.com/livingwithheadinjury/

https://www.facebook.com/journowriter/

and

https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/dear-israel-folau-ve-already-been-hell

 

I spent my late 20s and early 30s learning how to talk and write again. It spanned years.

I had tests using what looked like children’s picture books, and failed.

One of the puzzles Kim Baker Wilson was given while re-learning to speak and write.

I had to learn to say 10 vegetables, or 10 things starting with ‘s’, and failed.

I had to say what the similarities and differences are between a dishwasher and an oven, a glove and a sock, or a mirror and a window.

My injury is well-known in media circles. But it’s not something I’ve talked about publicly.

I’m talking about it because while a lot has been written about freedom of speech and about sport and role models, there’s still a lot that needs to be said.

I’ve been told I can never ski, snowboard, and it’d be best not to cycle.

Years later I’ve been caught out not knowing or being able to place someone if they’ve come up to me on the street, when I actually know them very well.

And if I’m tired and run down, I’ll sometimes mispronounce a simple word. I used to say the wrong word altogether, and say something about champagne instead of shampoo.

 

https://www.facebook.com/journowriter/

https://www.facebook.com/livingwithheadinjury/

and

https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/dear-israel-folau-ve-already-been-hell

 

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

 

HELPING PROMOTE BETTER UNDERSTANDING AND AWARENESS OF WHAT IS OFTEN TERMED “THE SILENT EPIDEMIC” (AND/OR “THE HIDDEN HANDICAP”)

“Simply informing, encouraging and helping bring positive change in the lives of those affected by brain injury”

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

“INFORM, EDUCATE, INSPIRE”

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SHARE, INFORM, IMPACT, UPLIFT, IGNITE, ENCOURAGE and (perhaps even) INSPIRE

REPORT on an anonymous patient

https://brainheadinjury.wordpress.com/2016/12/29/report-on-an-anonymous-patient/

 

 

from  Jackie’s blog (an associate and fellow TBI survivor). Hope this piece (with rather personal medical info) from her close friend and a neurologist ) may be of interest and help others suffering from TBI

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

 

SHARE, INFORM, UPLIFT, IGNITE, ENCOURAGE and (perhaps even) INSPIRE
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“Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and follow where they (may) lead.”
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