“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

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
picture from
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My various books on this subject (Head/Brain Injury)

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

Featured picture : “Keep dreaming, sonny boy!”  #

The various books* that Craig “felt inspired to write” are available at http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B005GGMAW4

http://www.amazon.co.uk/-/e/B005GGMAW4

 

http://goo.gl/vTpjk (and/or http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=la_B005GGMAW4_sr?rh=i%3Abooks&field-author=Craig+Lock)

 

https://www.createspace.com/pub/simplesitesearch.search.do?sitesearch_query=%22craig+lock%22&sitesearch_type=STORE (paperbacks)

 

and http://www.creativekiwis.com/index.php/books

All proceeds go to needy and underprivileged children –

MINE!

 

 

“When the writer is no more , the value of your purchase will soar! “

 

“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.”

 

 

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

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“A writer’s dreams

 

Picture (great) by my friend, Jenny, whose photographic talents I definitely do NOT possess!

from

http://www.jennysphotographicjourney.wordpress.com

http://www.onetaleoftwocities.wordpress.com

http://www.itsalwaysdarkestbeforethedawn.wordpress.com

 

http://www.shatteredbrokendreams.wordpress.com

 

http://www.lifeisgodsnovel.wordpress.com

and

http://www.awritersdreams.wordpress.com

# PPS

“All our dreams can come true…if we have the desire (burning), determination, courage, passion, persistence and patience* to pursue them (and it’s often through the very dark places where they may lead)…long enough.”
* the three “pees”

 

 

 

 

 

 

“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.”

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)

“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