Here is a glimpse into the reality of brain injury. Another TBI patient has shared this clear and concise writing about brain injury. It was stated that the information was written by a physician, but I do not have the author’s name. You will find by reading this that it’s a “snapshot into your troubled reality following brain injury”. Read the rest of this entry »
Monthly Archives: December 2012
It’s never too late to change. If you have a new or old injury make sure you are doing what you can for yourself. You need to focus on the things you can do. Evaluate the things you might be able to do, and try to do these things. Repetition brings success. Read the rest of this entry »
Have you laughed today? Oh, how I love helping others and being their advocate … but sometimes Read the rest of this entry »
Have a Safe Holiday Season and New Year! Read the rest of this entry »
If you are depending on others to help get you through the early phases after brain injury, illness or other health issues remember to keep these dependencies temporary. Take back control and do all the things you can do for yourself providing you stay safe. Put fear behind you. Don’t let fear control you. Don’t depend, join in and attend life! Read the rest of this entry »
Names for chronic pain describes many things most patients encounter when struggling with pain. Maybe you were misdiagnosed? Treated poorly? This will help you understand your pain a bit more clearer.
In my blog, I talk a lot about central sensitization, which describes the changes that can take place in a person’s nervous system and make her more sensitive to pain. However, there are many other pain-related terms you will most likely come across, whether you’re doing your own research or simply trying to understand your medical records.
So here is a list of some of the most common terms I have come across in my own reading. I hope you find it helpful.
Pain Amplification: means pretty much the same thing as central sensitization– that your nervous system is “amplifying” pain signals.
Allodynia: When the nervous system perceives what should be harmless physical sensations as extremely painful. A friend once told me there were times she couldn’t stand to feel the fabric of shirt she was wearing against her chest. Tears came to her eyes just describing it to…
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In 1990 and 1991 two nurses from Cleveland, Ohio health systems founded programs that taught children several levels of health in the elementary school setting. The “Caring Children Program” was taught in the classroom and other community settings as a team effort with nurses and children. Teaching focused on preventive health, education and understanding through hands-on skills and active participation. Read the rest of this entry »
Everyone has experienced some silly things that happen in kitchens. Either we add the wrong ingredients, don’t follow directions, forget something, or simply don’t know what happened! Read the rest of this entry »
Al got the approval of both my father and mother to marry me. We were engaged April 2, 1972. There was significant turmoil in family Read the rest of this entry »