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

Golden Dawn Publishing

PPS

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

“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.

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“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??

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

picture from

and

Crashed/Smashed Up: Learning by Accident

Just got this title for a brand new book… “out of the blue”.

Better start writing,  then, eh, craig!

Get crack’n/weav’n, then craig, as my dear mom often used to say to me…

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

“Informing, educating, encouraging, empowering, igniting, uplifting (and perhaps even)  inspiring”
PPS
The title for a subsequent book
Putting the Puzzle Together??
 see
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Best wishes from the First City to see the light each new day

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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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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”

 

 

 

 

 

 

Michael Schumacher’s traumatic brain injury explained

Michael Schumacher’s traumatic brain injury explained

Also see

http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/michael-schumacher-still-fighting-two-years-after-catastrophic-brain-injury-1526692

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picture from

https://journalistandwriter.wordpress.com/2016/02/25/michael-schumacher-manager-hopes-driver-will-one-day-be-back-with-us/

and

https://raceinthezone.wordpress.com/2014/01/16/that-pleasure-i/

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

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

PPS

Keep fighting, Michael

Our thoughts and prayers are still with you

 

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