Lost & Found: What Brain Injury Survivors Want You to Know

Living With Head (Brain) Injury

I need a lot more rest than I used to. I’m not being lazy. I get physical fatigue as well as a “brain fatigue.” It is very difficult and tiring for my brain to think, process, and organize. Fatigue makes it even harder to think.

My stamina fluctuates, even though I may look good or “all better” on the outside. Cognition is a fragile function for a brain injury survivor. Some days are better than others. Pushing too hard usually leads to setbacks, sometimes to illness.

Brain injury rehabilitation takes a very long time; it is usually measured in years. It continues long after formal rehabilitation has ended. Please resist expecting me to be who I was, even though I look better.

I am not being difficult if I resist social situationsCrowds, confusion, and loud sounds quickly overload my brain, it doesn’t filter sounds as well as…

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“Here was a light behind the despair, beyond the darkness. At first a flicker of an ember, just a tiny pin-prick of dawning possibilities…”

It's Always Darkest Before The Dawn: A Story of Hope

light in the darkness

“Sharing, supporting, informing,  enlightening, “entertaining”(??), encouraging, empowering, igniting, uplifting (and perhaps even) inspiring”
enough there for now, c!

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pictures from http://www.itsalwaysdarkestbeforethedawn.wordpress.com

www.beliefhope.wordpress.com

http://www.writeintothelightbook.wordpress.com

http://www.writingintothelightbook.wordpress.com

and

http://www.lifeisgodsnovel.wordpress.com

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Don’t worry about the world ending today…

as it’s already tomorrow in scenic and tranquil ‘little’ New Zealand

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NEW LIFE, NEW BEGINNINGS

Living With Head (Brain) Injury

crossroads“Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, And sorry I could not travel both…”

from

https://www.amazon.com/Crossroads-Choice-craig-lock/dp/149121550

and

http://www.thechoiceanewbook.wordpress.com

NEW LIFE, NEW BEGINNINGS

following on from

https://headinjurytbi.wordpress.com/2017/06/30/accepting-brain-injury/

and

https://traumaticbraininjurytbi.wordpress.com/2017/06/28/accepting-brain-injury-a-new-book/

Here are some brief notes (in point form) that I made from a podcast by Carole Starr, and advocate for brain injury

see

https://traumaticbraininjurytbi.wordpress.com/2017/06/28/accepting-brain-injury-a-new-book/

‘Understand, educate, advocate, support’

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Make a difference and contribute to the world in some way.

 

“Play it forward.”

Find a way to give and you feel better about yourself

Start small

Find out what works for you in “the now”.

Don’t give up: ie. the power of “purrsistence”.

Never!

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Find your own path to success

Find new ways of doing things- ways that work for you.

 

We all want to be (and our lives to be) relevant

Find something you can do (even well?), then just start doing it…and amazing things can

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Accepting Brain Injury

Head/Traumatic Brain Injury: How to LIVE with it

CRAIG

Accepted (fully) only after 37-38 years!

The Serenity Prayer: “God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; courage to change the things I can; and wisdom to know the difference.”

“slow learner” c

from

https://craigsbooks.wordpress.com/2016/07/02/the-serenity-prayer-god-grant-me-the-serenity-to-accept-the-things-i-cannot-change-courage-to-change-the-things-i-can-and-wisdom-to-know-the-difference/

see

https://headinjurytbi.wordpress.com/2017/06/28/accepting-brain-injury-a-new-book/

https://racetothechequeredflag.wordpress.com/2017/06/29/the-driver-the-nurse-and-the-writer/

http://www.lifeisgodsnovel.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…and strive for and perhaps one sunny day even achieve their wildest dreams.”

picture from http://www.itsalwaysdarkestbeforethedawn.wordpress.com

www.beliefhope.wordpress.com

http://www.writeintothelightbook.wordpress.com

http://www.writingintothelightbook.wordpress.com

and

http://www.lifeisgodsnovel.wordpress.com

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PPS

Don’t worry about the world ending today…

as it’s already tomorrow in scenic and tranquil ‘little’ New Zealand

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The Driver, the Nurse and the Writer

“You Are Not Who You Were, Be Who You Are”

Living With Head (Brain) Injury

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“Success is simply being the you that you really want to be.”

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

“You Are Not Who You Were, Be Who You Are

– Cheryle Sullivan, Family Physician, Author, TBI Journey, Inc

from
http://neurologicstudies.com/a-new-life-after-traumatic-br…/

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

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

“Sharing, supporting, informing,  enlightening, “entertaining”(??), encouraging, empowering, igniting, uplifting (and perhaps even) inspiring”
enough there for now, c!

pictures from http://www.itsalwaysdarkestbeforethedawn.wordpress.com

www.beliefhope.wordpress.com

https://writeintothelightbook.wordpress.com/

http://www.writingintothelightbook.wordpress.com

and

http://www.lifeisgodsnovel.wordpress.com

Shared by craig (“Information and Inspiration Distributor, Incorrigible Encourager and People-builder”)

(well my friends and family say I’m “safest” just writing and encouraging others)

Helping promote better understanding and awareness of what is often termed “The Silent Epidemic” (and/or “The Hidden Handicap”)

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Accepting Brain Injury: A New Book!

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Accepted (fully) only after 37-38 years!

 

The title for a new book

dedicated to my family, m, s and g for ALL that we’ve been through

“totally impulsive” c

as “inspired”  by Carole’s story at http://catchinghealth.bangordailynews.com/2017/06/27/podcast/to-root-and-to-rise-accepting-brain-injury/

https://www.facebook.com/brainline/

and

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

Also see
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Better get crack’n/weav’n then, craig, as my dear mom” often used to say to me

see http://www.momsgarden.wordpress.com

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51btyqmksLL._SX312_BO1,204,203,200_ (1)pictures from

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

and

https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=craig+lock+traumatic+brain+injury&rh=i%3Aaps%2Ck%3Acraig+lock+traumatic+brain+injury

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“Do not what you can’t do stop you from doing what you CAN do …best!

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

“Just because a brain has been damaged, does NOT necessarily have to affect the human mind…and so the quality and height of our thoughts!”



from

https://traumaticbraininjurytbi.wordpress.com/2016/09/20/axonal-brain-injury-diffuse/

from

Helping promote better understanding and awareness of what is often termed “The Silent Epidemic” (and/or “The Hidden Handicap”)

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