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Marriage Breakdown After Brain Injury

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Source: Shireen Jeejeebhoy

Eighty percent of marriages separate at the ten-month mark after brain injury, my diagnosing psychiatrist informed me. My husband, sitting beside me, must’ve taken that in, checked the calendar, and decided he was good to go. We would’ve been married almost thirty years if he had stayed. We’d been married twelve years when he packed up his shirts and boots, took paintings off the wall, talked me out of the Inuit sculpture our mediation had agreed was mine to keep, and left with his father helping him, a jerk of a man, to put it nicely. His father manipulated people one against another. That was one good thing that left.

In 2009, Jeffrey Kreutzer and Jenny Marwitz, of Virginia Commonwealth Model Systems of Care, wrote on brainline.org: “In 2008, [Virginia Commonwealth University] investigators led a multicenter research team which investigated marital stability after brain injury. Information…

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Recovering from TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury)

BOOKS BY CRAIG LOCK

via Recovering from TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury)

see https://traumaticbraininjurytbi.wordpress.com/2019/01/02/traumatic-brain-injury-survival-guide/

“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”

PS

“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…

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TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY SURVIVAL GUIDE

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI

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http://www.tbiguide.com/

from

https://headbraininjury.wordpress.com/2019/01/02/traumatic-brain-injury-survival-guide/

and

https://brokenbrilliant.wordpress.com/

My/our story is a bit crazy (unique it appears) and has had a huge toll on the family, but if our experiences help others in any way, I’m very happy…
but am still riding “the bumps of life” on the roughest roads in the world…without a saddle on a/my “bucking bronco”.
Have a great day and best wishes, m
craig
PSss (a long one)
I would really like  in some small way to help share a better understanding of what is sometimes termed “the hidden handicap”(and/or “the silent epidemic”) … and this is my reason for sharing
“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!

My other blogs in this area are at

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St John (New Zealand-NZ)

Unsung Heroes: People Shining a Light in a Sometimes Dark World

https://www.stjohn.org.nz/
Here for Life
https://www.stjohn.org.nz/Support-us/Regular-Giving/

St John NZ): “Ordinary people doing an extraordinary job (work)

from https://journalistandwriter.wordpress.com/2019/01/02/heart-attack-interrupts-morning-cuppa/

Happy New Year to you ALL

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

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The immediate aftermath and consequences of traumatic head/brain injury (TBI)

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI

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from

https://livingwithheadinjury.wordpress.com/about/

My/our story is a bit different, rather ‘crazy’ – ‘unique’ m says….and she’s always right (I checked on the net…and ‘yes”, seems to be correct!).

At age 15 I suffered a serious closed head injury in a midget car racing accident in Cape Town, South Africa, where I was in a coma for a long time . Since my diagnosis (very traumatic) over 25 years ago after “emigrating”, together with many struggles in the working environment many years later in Perth Australia, I have been researching, studying and writing books and articles in this field. My other blogs in this area at http://www.headbraininjury.wordpress.com  (which recently got mentioned in Yahoo News USA ) www.livingwithheadininjury.wordpress.com

and http://www.traumaticbraininjurytbi.wordpress.com   may be of interest.

The immediate aftermath and consequences of traumatic head/brain injury (TBI)

SOME QUESTIONS

Here are some notes * , m (a rehabilitation nurse) made recently, regarding a discussion about…

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As ‘the nurse’ says to me often: “c, the people ‘out there” read your writings all over the net, but then they can have absolutely no idea of the difficulties you have in managing the basic tasks of daily living!”

Living with Head/Brain Injury (TBI)

MaK craig

As ‘the nurse’ says to me often: “c, the people ‘out there” read your writings all over the net, but then they can have absolutely no idea of the difficulties you have in managing the basic tasks of daily living!”
Thanks, m … for all the help what you have done …and continue doing for me!

c

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http://www.thedriverthenurseandthewriter.wordpress.com

https://thenurseanewbook.wordpress.com

and

https://anoneextraordinarylife.wordpress.com/

PPS

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 your tbi define you!”

(thanks, m)

from

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!

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PPS
Best wishes from the First City to see the sun (in summer) …and we’re also the first to see the sunset…

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Pediatric kidney transplantation part 37

MEDICINE FOR ALL

Children

KIDNEY TESTS

Renal ultrasound

Your child will have had a renal ultrasound before the transplant. This test uses sound waves to:

  • Check the size, shape, and structure of the transplanted kidney
  • Determine blood flow to the kidney and rule out thrombosis (blood clots) or urine leak
  • Identify if there is any fluid around the kidney (hematoma, lymphocele)

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