He has a brain injury?

A wife’s tale (or a number stories)
http://www.thedriverthenurseandthewriter.wordpress.com

All the best and enjoy the weekend, Keara and Chris
craig in “Sleepy Hollow (where I’m “safest”)

wifeofmeningitis

When someone cuts themselves, you see the wound, see the plaster, see the scar, see them recover. You can understand if they are not quite ready to perform certain tasks, as you see they have suffered and may still be in pain every now and again.

When someone breaks their arm, you see the injury, see the cast, see the recovery journey, and see them get better. You notice when they need help back at work, or need a day off from pain.

When someone has meningitis you see them sick, see them suffer, see them recover. . Right?

We as human beings struggle to see pain that is not visible. I’m sure we’ve all heard the saying “but you don’t look sick?” In Chris’s case we don’t call him sick, we call him in recovery from a TBI (traumatic brain injury). But I am trying to illustrate that because…

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Racing to the Finish: Dale Earnhardt Jr. opens up about concussions, fear and walking away

Racing to the Finish

“THE JOURNALIST “… REVEALING AND INTERESTING "INTERVIEWS"

Dale Earnhardt Jr. retired on his own terms last November, after 18 seasons competing in NASCAR’s top ranks. But the process that led to his decision was riddled with anxiety about the effects of multiple concussions suffered in crashes at more than 180 mph on the high banks of Daytona International Speedway and elsewhere on the circuit.

In a forthcoming book, “Racing to the Finish,” Earnhardt goes into depth about his battle with vision problems, disorientation and mood swings that made him want to quit the sport one week, then jump in the racecar the next. He also discloses the secret journal he kept of his escalating symptoms, to ensure he had some way of telling his story.

see

https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/auto-racing/qanda-dale-earnhardt-jr-opens-up-about-concussions-fear-and-walking-away/2018/10/12/de6c1b5c-cd62-11e8-a360-85875bac0b1f_story.html?fbclid=IwAR0g-M3hZts8WhermH3IoVlPY2-kig6kEZqvZTqAD46dZwwc205fAowUx_I&noredirect=on&utm_term=.156b14a322d5

https://www.facebook.com/livingwithheadinjury/

and

http://www.thedriverthenurseandthewriter.wordpress.com

Shared by “petrol-head” craig

“Information and Inspiration Distributer, Incorrigible Encourager and People-builder

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“You are not defined by your traumatic brain injury.”

THE DRIVER, THE NURSE AND THE WRITER

Whilst the brain injury may significantly affect/impact many areas of your life…

“You are not defined by your traumatic brain injury.”

and

Don’t let our tbi define you!”

(thanks, m)

and

https://anoneextraordinarylife.wordpress.com/

from

https://headbraininjury.wordpress.com/2018/10/15/picking-up-the-pieces-2/

and

https://livingwithheadinjury.wordpress.com/2018/06/17/relationships-and-tbi-tips-for-survivors/

“Sharing, supporting, informing,  enlightening, “entertaining”(??), encouraging, empowering, enriching, challenging, igniting, uplifting (and perhaps even) inspiring”

enough there for now, c!

pictures  from

www.thedriverthenurseandthewriter.wordpress.com

www.shatteredbrokendreams.wordpress.com

www.itsalwaysdarkestbeforethedawn.wordpress.com

www.craigswritingjourney.wordpress.com

www.beliefhope.wordpress.com

www.climbingmountainsandchasingdreams.wordpress.com

www.lifeisgodsnovel.wordpress.com

and

www.awritersdreams.wordpress.com

Featured Image -- 198120SHARE, INFORM, IMPACT, UPLIFT, IGNITE, ENCOURAGE and (perhaps even) INSPIRE

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Picking up the pieces

Sharing some Information and Thoughts on Head and Brain Injury

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picture from http://www.shatteredbrokendreams.wordpress.com

Timothy Giles was punched in the head, twice. He explains how his life was changed forever.

https://nzherald.pressreader.com/search?query=picking%20up%20the%20pieces%20%20timothy%20giles&in=ALL&date=Anytime&hideSimilar=0

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

“Sharing, supporting, informing,  enlightening, “entertaining”(??), encouraging, empowering, enriching, challenging, igniting, uplifting (and perhaps even) inspiring”

enough there for now, c!

“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”

PS

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)

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Managing Fatigue after Head Injury

Living with Head/Brain Injury (TBI)

picture: “Zombie sleep-walking through life”

– thanks, m

https://www.headway.org.uk/media/3995/managing-fatigue-e-booklet.pdf 

from

https://www.facebook.com/livingwithheadinjury/

a Google search (my “filing system” – thanks for rescuing me from “sheer utter chaos”, G)https://www.google.co.nz/search?rlz=1C1CHBD_enNZ767NZ767&q=brain+injury+fatigue+scale&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwih2pf39v7dAhVW7mEKHTLBCVk4ChDVAgh0KAE&biw=1024&bih=436

“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”

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)

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Share, encourage, uplift, inspire  and help spread HOPE, LOVE and LIGHT

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Traumatic Brain Injury Recovery: 10 Things My Doctor Didn’t Tell Me

Living with Head/Brain Injury (TBI)

Traumatic Brain Injury Recovery | 10 Things My Doctor Didn’t Tell Me
10 things I wish the doctors would have told me about traumatic brain injury recovery before I left the hospital.

Traumatic Brain Injury Recovery | 10 Things My Doctor Didn’t Tell Me

Though 50 years ago very little was known about the subject and “a bit of a miracle” that I survived to share this “info” with you!

1. No Two TBI’s Are the Same
2. There Are Groups with Resources to Help TBI Survivors and Caregivers
3. There Are Some Very Common Deficits after a TBI
4. There is No Time Threshold for Recovery
5. Spend Some Time Investigating Alternative Approaches to Dealing with Your Symptoms
6. BEWARE of Overstimulation
7. Balance Pushing Yourself and Allowing Down Time
8. Physical Fatigue
9. You Will Be Living with an Invisible Injury
10. Accepting the new normal *

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11. (bonus) Head/brain injuries affect/impact people in different ways

from

https://www.facebook.com/livingwithheadinjury/

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