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This is an excellent writing and how life changes following TBI. It’s identifies areas that are less likely to be understood.

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Anniversary: 1. The yearly occurrence of a past event.  2. A celebration or commemoration of a past event.  (Dictionary.com)    There’s no celebration here.

April 25, 2011.  My life changed forever in less than a second.  I was in a roll over motor vehicle accident and sustained a Traumatic Brain Injury.  I survived.  But I will most likely never be the same.   This past year in recovery was a mixture of hope vacillating with fear and anger.  Getting an actual diagnoses of TBI was the first hurdle.  The ER treated and streeted.  I presented “too alert” and with an “unknown history of LOC”  to be sseriously injured.  Really?  If someone responds, “I don’t remember” when asked if they were unconscious, guess what?  Something is not right there.  Most likely they were unconscious.  Not surprisingly, as the swelling in my brain grew, my symptoms progressed.  The medical field finally got it right when I had unequal pupils…

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To my last patient…and the last of my patience! Part 4 of 4

This is the final pages of my letter to my last patient part 4 of 4.  This letter in its entirety has clearly identified numerous safety issues without our healthcare system and specifically rehabilitation for neurology and traumatic brain injury patients.  Safety is ultimately the concern for all patients and staff.  Do healthcare professional overlook obvious symptoms because it is just a “job”?  Are patients truly safe?

Neither myself or immediate family ever sought legal action against this facility.  I was trying to get well and had no energy to do anything else.  In retrospect, if we only knew the long-term consequences and had the proper legal advice with authorities looking out for the innocent the outcome would have been totally different.  Maybe, it’s what nurses are expected to put up with and the facility is always right.
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General and simple tips for handling and taking medications Part 4 of 4

It is your life and medications can help you with specific problems, but you need to be cautious and know what is working for you and what is not.  It is up to you to report exactly how you are feeling.

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Who Are We

On June 30, 2012 we are asking all those to sign-up to register as a picnic day to bring Awareness of Brain Injury to family and friends. There is an estimated 1 billions people in the world with brain injuries of varying degrees, neurological disorders and brain dysfunction and yet education and understanding is lacking. This is considered the first global picnic.

Click on the link below for the details.  Don’t miss out on this opportunity.

Who Are We.

 

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To my last patient…and the last of my patience! Part 3 of 4

To my last patient part 3 of 4 poses a number of problems that cause further psychological harm to inpatient on this rehabilitation unit.  The fear they demonstrated throughout this lengthy stay was insurmountable.  It’s sad that these patients were more concerned about my well-being following the assault they witnessed than staff themselves.  Safety is always a priority.  How safe can anyone feel while being hospitalized? Read the rest of this entry »

 

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The (evil) cancer industry exposed by medical doctors

This is amazing information about cancer and what’s really happening.

 

General and simple tips for handling and taking medications Part 3 of 4

Physician appointments, Emergency Room Visits, and HospitalizationsTake all your medications, vitamins, herbs, natural remedies, and anything over the counter.  Take a list of your medications as well.  Sometimes there are mistakes with medications and this help alleviate those errors. Read the rest of this entry »

 

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