Life Goes On

Life Goes OnLife Goes On

Don’t let TBI become the family focus, let it go, what’s done is done. Move on…

If it does become your or your families focus , the family will have trouble coping because other issues and problems will be ignored. Continue reading “Life Goes On”

TBI Tips

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TBI Tips can help a person in the recovery process. Just like a brain injury being unpredictable, the recovery process is different for everyone.

Patience is a virtue. Every family with a member who copes with traumatic brain injury will need to be patient, with themselves and the person who suffers the injury. Recovery from TBI is usually slow, painful and difficult.

Just as no two people are alike, no two brain injuries are alike.

The goal of rehabilitation is to help you live and function as independently as possible. Rehabilitation helps the body heal and assists the brain in relearning processes so that an individual recovers as quickly and efficiently as possible. Rehabilitation will also help the person with TBI learn new ways to do things if any previous abilities have been lost.

Recovery is typically lengthy—from months to years for up to the rest of your life—because the brain takes a long time to heal. These tips are directed to the person with a brain injury,they will also help your loved ones when the help you to  improve after the injury:

  • Get lots of rest.
  • Avoid doing anything that could cause another blow or jolt to the head.
  • Ask the doctor when it’s safe to drive a car, ride a bike, play sports or use heavy equipment, because reaction time may be slower after a brain injury.
  • Take prescription medication according to the doctor’s instructions.
  • Do not drink alcohol.
  • Write things down to help with memory problems.
  • Ask the doctor to recommend rehabilitation services that might help recovery, and follow those recommendations.

XBox Love

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I have a XBox One love hate relationship, mostly hate as in I love to hate, this popular Microsoft gaming system.

There isn’t one thing I like about the XBox One gaming console system that my son plays.

Quite a few of the game requires you to have a Microsoft XBox Live subscription to play the game, this is above and beyond the mostly $30 to $50 game price you have to pay in addition to the game disk. Continue reading “XBox Love”

TBI Fatigue Management

TBI Fatigue Management

Fatigue management should be the starting point for a recovery. In order to manage your fatigue, you first need to accept that you do not have the same physical and mental stamina that you had before that unfortunate day.

Developing a successful fatigue protocol is often aggravated when your sleep is not restful. After a brain injury it can be difficult to get to sleep. You may wake up and struggle to get back to sleep during the night and then feel all used up in the morning.
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Going Solo With Traumatic Brain Injury

Going Solo (Traveling) With Traumatic Brain InjuryGoing Solo With Traumatic Brain Injury

Traveling with family when you have a TBI can be a no brainer, but what about when you have to go someplace by yourself as in solo? Happened to me a few years back when I had to go to Washington DC to present on brain injury as a part of a parent leadership team from Colorado specializing in brain injury. The women had to fly by themselves and lucky me got to go solo.
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Parenting When You Have a TBI

Parenting When You Have a TBIparents-brain-injury

Parenting can be challenging for a mother or father with a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). Unfortunately, the problems that happen to a person after traumatic brain injury has occurred can make parenting even more of a challenge.

If you are experiencing any challenges with parenting, I ask you to try to remember just one thing, you are not alone. Continue reading “Parenting When You Have a TBI”

TBI Tip – Smartphones

TBI Tip – Smartphonessmartphones

Smartphones encourage the consistent use of your data and appointments,to be able to record and check off tasks that are completed is a handy and underutilized tool in your daily planning.

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TBI Tip -Confusion

ConfusionConfusion

Confusion sucks. Plain. And. Simple.

Confusion [kon-fu´zhun]
Disturbed orientation in regard to time, place, or person, sometimes accompanied by disordered consciousness.

TBI symptoms vary depending on the extent of the injury and the area of the brain affected. Some symptoms appear immediately; others may appear several days or even weeks later. A person with TBI may or may not lose consciousness—loss of consciousness is not always a sign of severe TBI. Confusion is often present regardless whether it is a MTBI or a TBI. Continue reading “TBI Tip -Confusion”

TBI Tip -Strength & Weaknesses

strength and weaknessesYour Strength & Weaknesses

Know what you are capable of doing.

Know what you can carry out with support.

Know what you will not be able to do ever again.

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Disability and the Internet

Disability and the InternetDisability and the Internet

As a TBI Survivor, the Internet is probably your lifeblood and connection to the outside world via Facebook, right?

Right?

If a family member or friend, ( remember what those are?) has a question about their browser or connection status they come to you, right? Continue reading “Disability and the Internet”