“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)

“An individual of forceful personality , with a high tolerance of frustration, showing drive, determination and great resilience, will win through in the end more successfully than someone of less robust temperament.”

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“An individual of forceful personality , with a high tolerance of frustration, showing drive, determination and great resilience, will win through in the end more successfully than someone of less robust temperament.”

 

– Dr Frederick F Linge (writing in 1987 or thereabouts)

 

* Also add motivation (high), perseverance (huge) and patience * (great)

– me

 

* thanks for the “p’s”, m

from

https://livingwithheadinjury.wordpress.com/2014/08/06/an-individual-of-forceful-personality-with-a-high-tolerance-of-frustration-showing-drive-determination-and-great-resilience-will-win-through-in-the-end-more-successfully-than-someone-of-less-ro/

https://traumaticbraininjurytbi.wordpress.com/2016/03/01/the-hidden-handicap-the-silent-epidemic-2/

and

https://headbraininjury.wordpress.com/tag/frederick-r-linge/

PS

You may also like these articles at

https://traumaticbraininjurytbi.wordpress.com/2016/03/01/the-hidden-handicap-the-silent-epidemic-2/

and

https://headbraininjury.wordpress.com/2013/05/22/cognitive-problems-after-traumatic-brain-injury/#comment-10900

 

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

“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 (fulfil) their fullest potentials.”
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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“A writer’s dreams
Picture (great) by my friend, Jenny, whose photographic talents I definitely do NOT possess!

 

Brainline.org

A great resource with excellent articles

http://www.brainline.org/landing_pages/TBI.html

and

http://www.brainline.org/index.html

Preventing, treating and living with traumatic brain injury (TBI)

PPS:

“I just wish all this helpful info was available , when we really needed it….in the days before the world wide web.”

from My Story ,  An Open Book (Book 3) , I’ll Do It My Way and Who Wants to be Normal anyway

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All available at

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

and

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

 

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

“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

“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

Changing a Common Belief About Brain Injury: “No longer can we falsely assume that brain injury survivors can recover only for a certain period or that they are destined to regain only a limited number of skills. The potential for improvement is far greater than previously believed possible…”

“No longer can we falsely assume that brain injury survivors can recover only for a certain period or that they are destined to regain only a limited number of skills. The potential for improvement is far greater than previously believed possible. With the right interventions, TBI survivors can continue to make progress repairing their brain’s health and their lives for many years. That knowledge should significantly change the way we think about–and address–this enormous public health challenge.”

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As a scientist, I am impassioned to share research findings that upend conventionally-held wisdom about the brain – modifying viewpoints that are obsolete, wrong, and disabling.

The journal Neuropsychological Rehabilitation has just published the results of a study conducted by our interdisciplinary team of experts at the Center for BrainHealth at The University of Texas at Dallas. The study found that strategy-based cognitive training significantly improves the cognitive performance, psychological and neural health of those who have experienced a traumatic brain injury (TBI), long after the initial injury.

These findings should permanently put to rest the view, once commonly held among scientists and the medical community, that the brain can only recover lost functions for a period of one year following injury. Unfortunately, insurance companies still base their coverage policies on this outdated assumption. What’s worse, many of those afflicted with TBI may be tempted to give up on their recovery based on what we now know to be false.

for more click on   .

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/sandra-bond-chapman/changing-a-common-belief-_b_7588400.html

and  .https://brokenbrilliant.wordpress.com/2015/06/24/changing-a-common-belief-about-brain-injury-from-huffington-post/

Other web sites, which may be of interest

www.headbrainjury.wordpress.com

and

https://livingwithheadinjury.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.”

“TBI is a much more manageable injury today than it has been in the past, but it remains a major health problem. ..”

TBI is a much more manageable injury today than it has been in the past, but it remains a major health problem. As people with TBI continue to live longer and face the challenges of aging with TBI, it will be our duty to provide better education and long-term programs and services. We all have brains; let’s continue to use them — injured or not — to support TBI prevention, research, and treatment.”

from  https://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.”

picture from http://www.lifeisgodsnovel.wordpress.com and http://www.awritersdreams.wordpress.com

Living with Brain Injury

Some videos on people living with a traumatic brain injury

click on https://www.google.co.nz/webhp?sourceid=chrome-instant&ion=1&espv=2&ie=UTF-8#q=living+with+brain+injury&tbm=vid

Also see

http://www.brainline.org/content/2011/07/brain-injury-blogs-voices-of-people-living-with-traumatic-brain-injury_pageall.html

Still…

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

“It always appears impossible…

until it gets done.”

– Nelson Mandela

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

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picture from  https://thenurseanewbook.wordpress.com/2014/12/14/the-young-kiwi-nurse-in-intensive-care

“In the depth of the valleys there is hope. In the deserts of despair, there is the refreshing oasis of the human spirit…always.”

“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.”

rainbow kaiti

PPS

“Success: how and the spirit with which you face, then overcome the daily obstacles, the frequent trials and tribulations along the often rocky path-way of life’s magical and mysterious journey. Light your path brightly.”

from https://headbraininjury.wordpress.com/2015/03/12/success-how-and-the-spirit-with-which-you-face-then-overcome-the-daily-obstacles-the-frequent-trials-and-tribulations-along-the-often-rocky-path-way-of-lifes-magical-and-mysteriou-2/
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What Does it Feel Like to be Brain Damaged?

Human brain in x-ray view

https://headbraininjury.wordpress.com/2013/06/02/what-does-it-feel-like-to-be-brain-damaged-2/

“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.

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“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

A doctor’s take: Jules Bianchi brain injury

https://headbraininjury.wordpress.com/2015/01/02/a-doctors-take-jules-bianchi-brain-injury/

Keep fighting, Jules. Our thoughts and prayers are with you

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