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Loneliness is the Most Terrible Poverty

Loneliness is the Most Terrible Poverty.

This is a well written article that nearly all TBI, brain dysfunctions, chronic illnesses, and an array of health issues deal with.  Most readers will certainly understand this this loneliness.  This will also offer insight into FM (fibromyalgia), another frequently misdiagnosed, and misunderstood disease. Take the time to read this and leave your comments.

 

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Training the brain could help reduce pain

So many people have chronic pain and it seems like there’s no solution, or very little help.  Some things work, some times it works, but in between that time you are still plagued with pain. All people want is for their body to be comfortable…at least some of the time!

I’ve discovered this scientific news May 17, 2012 about the most recent findings of why there is chronic pain and what is happening in the brain.  This article really spells that out and also offers much hope.

If you suffer from any sort of pain, take the time to read this brief article from Science News. It offers better understanding into pain.

Training the brain could help reduce pain.

 

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Simple Tips to Manage Fatigue with Brain Injury, Memory Problems, and Chronic Illness to Self Rehabilitate

How can you manage mental and physical fatigue in your daily life? The normal fatigue you feel from brain injury is not like simple feelings of tiredness.  It’s far from this. It exhausts all your physical and mental energy and leaves one in a brain fog where you can not think at all or physically accomplish anything.  Your limbs feel so weak you just cannot be involved in doing anything until you get rest. Sleep is the only thing that helps you feel better.   Read the rest of this entry »

 

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What do I need? Or where do I go? To relearn my computer or purchase a new computer after brain injury?

My computer is not working like it did before brain injury.  I need a computer to help me compensate for my memory and other things.  What should I do and where can I go? Read the rest of this entry »

 

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Leaving the Twilight Zone … So I thought! after a closed head injury

If you look okay you are expected to be working!

It was time to get back to work following a closed head injury.  I thought everything was going well and my simple concussion was resolved.  Oh, if I only knew what was yet to come.  So by Monday November 4, 1991 and 5 days later I was ready to return to work.  After all a few days have passed since I was hit in the head and certainly there should not be any reason to keep me from working. Read the rest of this entry »

 

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10 Tips in Placing Telephone Calls with Brain Injury

10 tips and highlights to handle telephone calls without distraction and keep focused for those with brain injuries, brain dysfunction, and other chronic illnesses.

So many types of telephones.

Everyone is familiar with the telephone for communication at work, at home or more commonly everywhere one goes with their cell phone. Read the rest of this entry »

 

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Deeper into the Twilight Zone with Brain Injury

Feeling puzzled? common symptom after brain injury.

Frequently x-rays and other diagnostic tools are "Normal". Need healthcare professionals to monitor symptoms and clues to changing status.

I did not think I could go deeper into the twilight zone and neither did I think I had a brain injury.  After all, I had many injuries prior to this assault and recovered from every single one without residual effects.  What was I thinking as a nurse? Read the rest of this entry »

 

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Best and safest exercise for brain injury…brain dysfunction and all other areas of health

Are you having difficulty standing?  Is your balance off and you fall often?  Are you dizzy?  Or are you simply too tired or fatigue? Do your joints ache? Do you think you have had a traumatic brain injury but not sure?  Have you been diagnosed with a brain injury or medical condition? Are you a hero that has fought for our country?  Are you a disabled American Veteran?

Children in aquatic therapy

Exercise is always important, but now it can be fun! Read the rest of this entry »

 

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Entering the Twilight Zone of Brain Injury…Nurse

pie chart of causes of traumatic brain injury

CAUSES OF TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY

Learning what brain injury is all about.  It was nothing like I experienced as a nurse treating the patients with brain injury.  Little did I know I was about to enter the twilight zone at work on October 30, 1991. Read the rest of this entry »

 

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Difficulty remembering? Start here to help yourself. Brain Injury?

Forgetting or simply not remembering?  Which is it?  Well, forgetting is something you have in your memory.  Or maybe it is not that simple.  It could be something you tried to memorize but could not, then you forgot what it was.  It’s all a matter of intrepretion.  Remembering is questionable.  Was it ever in your memory to begin with, or was it something you tried to remember and could not have.  The question is more complex then anyone could believe…until you’ve been there. Read the rest of this entry »

 

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A Journey into Darkness … From Nurse to Patient.Traumatic brain injury

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Nurses work with violent patients every day.  Their safety is compromised by combative patient’s and families.  Safety is always a priority for patients, but rarely is safety acknowledged for the nurses themselves.  Or at least it does not appear that way behind closed doors.  They are exceedingly exposed to abuse within the healthcare system, but yet expected to accept it.  This is true for all our of healthcare professionals and caregivers. Read the rest of this entry »

 

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Inspiration for Brain Injury Self Rehabilitation Blog (BISR)

HAVE YOU LAUGHED TODAY?

I am inspired to blog by the important people in my life and to help others in the same predicament.  Blogging was first suggested by my warm aquatic exercise partner, a journalist, speaker, and professor. It’s been a long time coming before I was able to have the energy to blog, but I never gave up hopefulness and my faith drawing on my inner strength. I’ve journaled everything along my journey believing someday and somehow I would improve and that day did come! Read the rest of this entry »

 

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