Monthly Archives: November 2012

For the troops

Send a Christmas greeting, another type of card, or letter to our Heroes! Holiday mail to our heroes is vital to their emotional support and a simple act of kindness. Can you take the time to address and mail an extra card. Thanks in advance for thinking of our troops.


Are you a dog lover? Animal lover? What do you think this means? Would you be on the dirt road or the gold road and pearly gates? Let me know your interpretation.

The Laughing Housewife

From dogbreedinfo.  

A man and his dog were walking along a road.  The man was enjoying the walk, when it suddenly occurred to him that he was dead.  He remembered dying, and that the dog had been dead for years. He wondered where the road was leading them.

After a while, they came to a high white stone wall along one side of the road. It looked like fine marble. At the top of a long hill, it was broken by a tall arch that glowed in the sunlight. When he was standing before it, he saw a magnificent gate in the arch that looked like mother-of-pearl, and the street that led to the gate looked like pure gold.  He and the dog walked toward the gate, and as he got closer, he saw a man at a desk to one side. When he was close enough, he…

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Simple tips understanding injuries are very different … Part 2 of 2

Following the minor accident she sustained many symptoms.  Some of the problems she recalls are: memory problems, an inability to focus, poor judgement, poor financial decisions, unable to balance a checkbook, unable to compensate, unable to sleep, increase in pain, extreme fatigue, irritability, unable to be independent because of level of fatigue, required assistance to accomplish activities of daily living, profound confusion, and finally an inability to work at career that was her passion.

Most importantly, she was unable to care for herself and struggled to parent her daughters. She did not qualify for rehabilitation. Now she wonders why her brain didn’t qualify for rehabilitation, but her amputation was covered daily for several months!  Was her leg considered more valuable than

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Laughter as brain injury medicine … what did I ask for?

So many times those with brain injury use the wrong words, but was this really miscommunication or just a mistake? Read the rest of this entry »


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How it all began 40 years ago … a journey back in time Part 2 of 4

A little over a year passed.  I didn’t want to attend my high school senior prom.  It just wasn’t my thing.  My mother wanted me to attend.  I told her I would go with another person Read the rest of this entry »


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Simple tips understanding injuries are very different … Part 1 of 2

How many have been compared to someone who have a visible injury? “Look how much someone can accomplish after they have lost limbs or have some other visible physical injuries.”  Is the frustration with brain injury Read the rest of this entry »


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Laughter as brain injury medicine … how old is that turkey?

Laughter is healthy.  Laugh daily.  With all the choices of meals and vegetables, turkey remains the main course for Thanksgiving meals!  Even though the sweet potatoes, mash potatoes and gravy, stuffing, Read the rest of this entry »


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