“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.”

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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”

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and

Managing Cognitive Effects of TBI

https://www.traumaticbraininjuryatoz.org/The-Caregivers-Journey/Session-Two/Managing-Cognitive-Effects-of-TBI

 

https://www.traumaticbraininjuryatoz.org/Moderate-to-Severe-TBI/Long-Term-Effects-of-Moderate-to-Severe-TBI/Life-Challenges

from

https://livingwithheadinjury.wordpress.com/

For more videos (excellent) on the extremely complex subject# from https://www.traumaticbraininjuryatoz.org see

https://www.google.co.nz/#q=traumatic+brain+injury+%2B+cognitive+effects&tbm=vid

# Also known as “The Silent Epidemic and/or “The Hidden Handicap”

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

“Informing, educating, encouraging, empowering, igniting, uplifting (and perhaps even)  inspiring”
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“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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A writer’s dreams
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and

Concussion and cognitive skills: What’s the impact?

http://www.foxnews.com/health/2016/04/06/concussion-and-cognitive-skills-whats-impact.html

and

 

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

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

“When a part of the brain is damaged after a trauma, the (your) brain rewires what it can’t repair…”

When a part of the brain is damaged after a traumathe (your) brain rewires what it can’t repair. 

Just like the rest of the human body, you can get better...

but it will take practice,  patience (‘heaps’) and time in (re)learning and re-programming these new neural pathways.”

 

from

http://www.headbraininjury.wordpress.com

http://www.craigsquotes.wordpress.com

and as “inspired” from  Stephen’s Story at

http://www.thinknz.org.nz/personal_stories.html

 

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.”

“The Hidden Handicap”

Human brain in x-ray view

“The intellectual functions, cognitive effects as a result of head/brain injury may be subtle, yet they can be highly significant (in daily living).”

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from

http://www.headbraininjury.wordpress.com

https://headbraininjury.wordpress.com/tag/the-hidden-handicap-2/

https://headbraininjury.wordpress.com/2012/11/20/the-hidden-handicap-the-silent-epidemic/

and http://www.livingwithheadinjury.wordpress.com

“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.”

rainbow kaiti