Monthly Archives: February 2012

Aphasia, brain injury, prison, Marcus Rosenberger. 2/22/12, life is a gift that not all of us receive…

Laughter and Humor are the key to healing. Take a couple minutes and watch this Grandma Comedy…it’s great!

Click on the above link, then at the bottom of Aphasia, brain injury, prison, Marcus Rosenberger is a u-tube link to see Grandma Comedy.

Enjoy with much laughter!


Weekly Photo Challenge: Down. 4/14/11, my son had just heard his verdict: Guilty.

Marcus is an intelligent young man, who fell victim to the Federal Court system rather than receive ongoing rehabilitation and protection from a SEVERE brain injury. His brain injury left him vulnerable to others, and he is serving time simply because of his honesty. Check out Marcus story and the legal system.


Comic: In The Bleachers

Check out this comic! And you thought that concussion didn’t cause you any problems! Think Again!

The Concussion Blog

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Struggling for Survival After Subarachnoid Hemorrhage and Traumatic Brain Injury

Struggling for my survival at home following an untreated subarachnoid hemorrhage of the brain and spine was more than I thought I could do. But, I did not know what was happening to my physical being and maybe ignorance was a blessing.  Read the rest of this entry »


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Snail Mail is Delivered Almost Every Day. The Best Ways to Manage Mail with Brain Injury, Memory Issues, and Chronic Illness.

The amount of paperwork is insurmountable after brain injury. A time when paperwork is the most difficult to complete and work with, you now have more paperwork than ever before!  Now, everywhere you turn you need to fill out papers  on:  Employment leave, Health insurance, Disability insurance, Social Security, Worker’s compensation, Medicare, Medicaid among others. And no one is prepared to manage this paperwork even without a traumatic brain injury. Read the rest of this entry »


Excellent article on Mild Traumatic Brain Injury.


This article from therapist Luann Jacobs is the most concise and comprehensive description of Mild Traumatic Brain Injury that I have read, as a MTBI survivor. MTBI can be caused by strokes, wounds to the brain, tumors, diseases, concussions (whether from explosions, contact sports such as hockey and football, auto accidents, or falls), and anything which compromises the circulatory or neurological functions of the brain. 

At the onset of my brain injury due to a stroke, now 14 years ago, I had to learn to walk again, read again, use the telephone again, and do almost all the daily and other tasks of life too.

It is impossible to imagine, no matter how intelligent and creative one might be, just how overwhelming this challenge is. It is impossible to know the constant fatigue, exhaustion, frustration, and pain which must be endured daily still. It is impossible to know of all…

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Was it the Initial Traumatic Brain Injury? Or Was it the Untreated Subarachnoid Hemorrhage After TBI that Caused 2 Decades of Problems?

Have you trusted your healthcare providers with your life? Who do you trust with your life? Maybe you did not receive the care you felt you deserve.  Or maybe you received superb care.  Did you know what to expect if things in your life took a drastic change and you relied on their help?   Read the rest of this entry »


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