This isn’t an April Fool’s joke, but I wish it were!I was told this was a new step stool! Take a look at this picture. Unless it was a recent purchase from a thrift store it definitely is not a new step stool. It’s all about perception. Read the rest of this entry »
Category Archives: Health
Simple tips … making it easier one day at a time with TBI
Do you have a written plan to help yourself or your loved one through the difficult days of TBI? One did not like telling others about having a bad day. They are just days in the lives of TBI. Others would refer to these days as “bad days”, but when you have chronic illness, injury, brain dysfunction, or TBI it’s just part of life. Read the rest of this entry »
Laughter as brain injury medicine … Are you sleeping?
Who needs sleep? Awe, one is finally having restful nights with adequate amount of sleep. You would think 4 out of 7 nights are good if you had a TBI, and to our standards I’m in the “good” range now! Read the rest of this entry »
Simple tips … enhancing one’s well-being with TBI, SCI, Chronic Illness and Aging Part 2 of 2
When one’s life changes, do others “accept” these changes? Can you return to previous employment Read the rest of this entry »
Laughter as brain injury medicine … not ready yet
When stressful situations happen, laughter is relaxing and healing. Camera, one has carried it everywhere, long before cell phone cameras. It’s my memory! Ironically, over the years people have complained Read the rest of this entry »
Treatment that changed TBI symptoms: Neuroendocrine complications in TBI Part 4
Neuroendocrine complications after TBI are identified in these posts as severe injuries to the brain. Degrees of brain injury may remain unknown since many traumatic brain injuries are commonly Read the rest of this entry »
Simple tips … enhancing one’s well-being with TBI, SCI, Chronic Illness and Aging Part 1 of 2
How can we improve awareness of self and others and enhance one’s well-being while dealing with traumatic brain and spinal cord injury, mental and physical illnesses, and the aging process?
Artistic and creative talent frequently emerges with Read the rest of this entry »
Simple tips: When YOU suddenly join the TBI club! Part 3 of 3
This is definitely a family affair! With gratitude Read the rest of this entry »
Laughter as brain injury medicine … where’s cell phone
Gosh, those small cell phones are easily misplaced. We pull them out to text, answer calls, take pictures, and various other things. What happens when Read the rest of this entry »
Treatment that changed TBI symptoms: Neuroendocrine complications of TBI Part 3
When your injury is believed to be in the hypothalamus what is next? How can the damage be determined in the hypothalamus? How are neuroendocrine functions measured? Read the rest of this entry »
Simple tips: When YOU suddenly join the TBI club! Part 2 of 3
No one knows their deficits until they are out of formal rehabilitation, when life Read the rest of this entry »
Laughter as brain injury medicine … fashion or not?
Is this fashion or not? We were visiting with friends and discussing attire from years ago. Three of us had similar life experiences, but Read the rest of this entry »
Treatment that changed TBI symptoms: Neuroendocrine complications in TBI Part 2
Neuroendocrine complications are common with TBI but often remain undiagnosed and untreated wreaking havoc on survivors who struggle for answers. Neuroendocrine deficits begin in the Read the rest of this entry »
Simple tips: When YOU suddenly join the TBI club! Part 1 of 3
To receive the quality care you or a loved one deserves after traumatic brain injury you must have Read the rest of this entry »
Do you think you should be feeling better? You should! Dr. Charles Parker , a Neuroscientist, psychiatrist, and author of two books is offering a free webinar March 14th 6-8 pm (eastern time). This includes an interactive session and expert advice of “brain science”, including TBI along with ADD.
This neuroscientist starts getting a biological profile to determine balance with neurotransmitters, hormones, and trace minerals. Read the comment about a gentleman who improved after 18 years. It sounds like a very similar story to mine.
With advances like this, TBI symptoms could possibly be managed with the quality of life improving drastically. Let’s all keep pushing for quality and searching for the proper professionals. One of his books “Deep Recovery” focuses on “labels” during recovery/rehabilitation and where the focus should be during evaluation, assessment and treatment for adequate care.
I truly believe signing up for this Shindig will be an educational opportunity no one wants to miss. What do you think about the research, and possible improvement in TBI symptoms and quality of life?
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Find out how much better you COULD be doing — directly from Dr. Charles Parker
by Madelyn Griffith-Haynie, CTP, CMC, ACT, MCC, SCAC
An article in the ADD Advocacy Series
THIS is your shot – free of charge
As I said on an earlier post,Dr. Charles Parker, fellow ADD advocate, is one of the physician crusaders for specificity – of diagnosis and of treatment approaches – and he will be at your service on March 14th, 2013, no matter where you are in the world, at no charge whatsoever.
Neuroscientist, adult and child psychiatrist, Dr Parker is the originator of CorePsych, and the creator of an amazing amount of high-value webcontent in various formats on the CorePsych Blog.
He is also the author of two books containing information you…
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Laughter as brain injury medicine … what’s your credit card number
I was recently helping someone get a copy of birth certificate. The only way to order the certificate in advance was to pay by credit card. I put Read the rest of this entry »
Treatment that changed TBI symptoms Part 1
Who would ever think after nearly two decades … precisely 18 1/2 years one would get their life back? Was it answer to prayer? Was it prayer that kept one alive? With certainty, it was both. This treatment and diagnosis is common to traumatic brain injury. Sadly, most do not know about it. I did not know about it. Many TBI patients, families and even healthcare professionals do not know it. Read the rest of this entry »
Saturday photo: Horizon
It’s a different view from across America! In Wyoming cold with daily sunshine in winter months! Can you see the brightness of life? See the beauty of winter? Enjoy sunshine when things appear bleak? There is always light and hope when you search for it.
Laughter as brain injury medicine … Eyes
Time to laugh at our daily frustrations. Laughter helps heal the body and soul. Have you looked throughout your surroundings and couldn’t find what you just had? How Read the rest of this entry »
Slightly dysfunctional circumstances surrounding TBI
How dysfunctional is one’s family? Dysfunctional is a common term in healthcare and the general population. There is NO perfect family. Every family is dysfunctional. It’s just the degree of dysfunction that occurs. Slightly dysfunctional, or slightly in denial? Read the rest of this entry »
Saturday photo day: Warm body and warm heart
Bundle up and stay warm in the cold weather. Don’t forget to keep your pets warm too! This is the life of comfort, warmth and love!
Laughter as medicine … how loud is too loud
Have you ever sat in the same room with another and they appear to be watching the television? Have you asked questions and they reply “Huh?” Have you noticed Read the rest of this entry »
The hardest work ever
Just a brief over view what happened during the years of recovery. I struggled daily with only energy for 3 to 4 hours every day. All my life before this injury I use to sleep not more than 3 or 4 hours a night. I did not have time to sleep. I was simply too busy. I worked, and I worked hard! Read the rest of this entry »
Saturday is Photo Day: Appreciating simple things through photo memories!
Are you busy waiting for Spring, instead of appreciating the beauty of winter? Have you ever wondered how many countries in the world never get snow? Below is a partial list below, but remember some countries may not have snow, Read the rest of this entry »
Simple tips understanding brain injury: food for thought
Recovery from brain injury prognosis is better when younger. Prognosis is always best with proper rehabilitation. Is ongoing rehabilitation Read the rest of this entry »
Laughter as medicine … where is it
Sometimes life seems so serious and even the most obvious things are hard to provoke a good hearty laugh. Laughing makes you feel better! It takes fewer Read the rest of this entry »
Mother-in-law moves in
Nearly everyone has a mother-in-law story. I encourage everyone to remain independent and in their own homes. This doesn’t mean they can’t participate in outside functions, attend family activities or have special outings with friends. A little help is all others need.
Does aging have to be depressing? Read the rest of this entry »
Simple tips … organizing and helping in the kitchen after brain injury
The kitchen is an area that can create significant chaos when things get put away in the wrong place. It’s distressing to those Read the rest of this entry »
Laughter as brain injury medicine … who is to blame this time
I must admit laughter lightens our souls and brightens each day! We can laugh at ourselves or laugh with others, either way it increases the “feel good” hormones in the brain. It seems like people Read the rest of this entry »
Is sleep a problem
Sleep is a common problem. Most people dealing with traumatic brain and spinal cord injuries, ADD-ADHD, chronic medical conditions and injuries and more, have difficulty with sleep. I recommend clicking on the highlighted red link to Sleep Struggles and Disorders for a comprehensive and quick list and easy to navigate.
This site has an extensive list of all types of sleep problems. Additions and deletions of articles will be maintained. Go to the bottom of the page and click and read the links you are interested.
These Links about Sleep, Sleep Struggles & Disorders, ADD, Spectrum & Sleep, Circadian Rhythms, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS), Apnea, Insomnia, Narcolepsy, Rarer Sleep Disorders, Other elements impacting sleep, Light, vision, and sleep … and more.
Please leave comments as you explore these links. What is helpful and what is not? How do these sleep disorders apply to your life and situation?