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Laughter as brain injury medicine – I thought it was bullet-proof glass

08 Aug

Have you ever purchased anything that could endure all types of abuse?  I thought I had.  When I got my cell phone 18 months ago I was looking for several features.  I was looking for an excellent camera and large display screen with large keypad.  A large cell phone that couldn’t be easily lost.

Well, size really doesn’t matter when it comes to losing it.  I won’t even begin to mention how many times I’ve lost it!  Yes, “I’ve lost it”, my cell phone and my mind (I think…but maybe I don’t think!?)!

I found an HTC-Inspire that met all the criteria I needed, but then I was told the glass was “bulletproof”.  I said:  “Sold”!  When you drop things as much as I do you know that if it’s bulletproof glass it will be exactly what I needed.

At the end of June I dropped my phone again!  That must have been the umpteenth or thousand times I’ve dropped it.  This time I picked it up and was shocked.  Why would I be shocked?  I’ve dropped it several times a day for 18 months.

My HTC Inspire Bulletproof glass!The glass was broken!  It wasn’t a convenient time to learn a new telephone or even trying to learn a new phone.  No time will ever be convenient.  It’s always hard to learn something new.   Too many other things were happening at this time also.

So, broken glass and all I thought I’d just use the phone till I could not any longer.  Then the glass started to get worse and spread.  My brother was visiting and he went to the AT&T store to help me look for another cell phone.  He called on the warranty.  I did purchase a warranty, but I would need to pay $99.00 to replace it even with the extended warranty.  So I opted for another phone.

As frustrated as I was I realized…they said it was bulletproof not brain injury proof!  Well, I guess they both began with a “B”, and I must have misunderstood!  I guess bulletproof and dropping are two different things.

I guess it can withstand bullets but not brain injury issues!   I dropped one too many times!

 
 

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5 responses to “Laughter as brain injury medicine – I thought it was bullet-proof glass

  1. goingtoandromeda

    August 8, 2012 at 7:37 am

    Oh no! I drop things all the time too, including my phone. I remember there used to be one called ‘bounce’ or something like that..it was rubber coated and you supposedly could throw it against a wall, sit on it, go underwater with it,spill hot oil on it etc etc. I may get one…would be especially useful for my mood swings !

     
    • brain injury self rehabilitation (BISR)

      August 10, 2012 at 8:16 am

      I’ve never heard of these, but it certainly sounds like it’s worth checking out! You obviously understand how many different ways things get ruined and how easily it happens. Heidi left a website to get gel skins on a comment. Check it out and see if anything is helpful. Thank you for your response. Hope you are improving. We are here to help and you are offering some much needed insight!

       
  2. heidirmoore

    August 8, 2012 at 3:13 pm

    Hi Edie! What a rotten deal about your phone. Sorry to hear it.

    Could I suggest that you buy a “skin” for it, which is a silicone covering that acts like a bumper when you drop it. Here’s just one place I saw on the Internet http://www.gelaskins.com/store/ipod_and_mp3

    There are SKADS of other places. But it really helps to absorb shock.

    Hope this helps!

    Heidi.

     
    • brain injury self rehabilitation (BISR)

      August 10, 2012 at 8:10 am

      Hi Heidi, Thanks for sending the website for gel skins for cell phones. They are so much cheaper then purchasing at the cell store. I just got supposedly the best for my iPhone, but I had again the best for my HTC inspire! My brother benefited by getting my old “skin” for his HTC inspire.

      I’m hoping others will also check out websites for gel skins to protect cells, but nothing prevents dropping! I got a white “Outer” brand to help with misplacing. It seems like black or dark colors blends with everything. I think the bright colors are helpful for locating. Thanks for your helpful hints.

      Edie

       
    • brain injury self rehabilitation (BISR)

      August 10, 2012 at 3:49 pm

      Heidi, I did forget to mention that I so appreciate the info on coverings for cell phones because even though I did have one here, so many things get by us and this could have easily gotten by me,and maybe others! We just can’t assume that we know, because even if we know doesn’t mean we will remember! Hopefully it will help others in the same situation. Edie

       

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