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Simple tips for brain injury, illness, aging, injuries, patients … Do you have an advocate? Part 2 of 2

A person that is traumatized or fighting illness needs help. Read the rest of this entry »

 

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Simple tips for brain injury, illness, aging, injuries, patients … Do you have an advocate? Part 1 of 2

No one can be totally prepared to handle a medical crisis alone!  How can you be the patient and advocate along with a body in crisis?  Some are better ready than others, yet these are too very different roles.  If you’ve never been ill or injured you may think you will never need an advocate.  Trust me, everyone NEEDS an advocate! Read the rest of this entry »

 

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Loving and living with someone when they have Cerebral Palsy, Seizures, and Brain Dysfunction (Part 4 of Series)

Catastrophic reactions and safety issues

When she is in crisis, it’s nearly impossible to find peace and calm within the household.  It’s easy to cause a catastrophic reaction Read the rest of this entry »

 

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Simple tips … Where have all your friends gone Part 3 of 3

Everyone should have a Living Healthcare Will highlighting who is significant and who is not. Does your friend know where you keep it?  Make sure Read the rest of this entry »

 

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Trusting my neuropsychologist after traumatic brain injury 1992-2000

Akron, Ohio

Akron, Ohio (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Patients depend on trustworthy healthcare professionals.  The majority are trustworthy and understand their limitations and boundaries and others do not.  Who else better to trust than an understanding neuropsychologist? This was someone who represented herself as a professional in Akron, OhioRead the rest of this entry »

 

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This is a big reason we can’t get health care

I found one of the real reasons why I couldn’t get medical care.  Healthcare professionals are not doing their jobs as I have repeatedly written about.  Please take a look at the following news clip.  I was contacted by someone close to my situation and was advised of news release today. Read the rest of this entry »

 

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Healthcare professionals with a traumatic brain injury. Who should know better? 2 of 3

Brain Injury Awareness: Anywhere, Anytime, Anyone.  Healthcare professionals are not exempt from this devastating traumatic brain injury. Without more education, understanding and research how do you think this could compromise your health? How many healthcare professionals are dealing with current brain injuries? We should start doing pilot or research studies on this, or at the very least surveys.

I functioned without difficulty until this last injury.  It’s imperative we educate healthcare workers before this happens to them.  It’s always an after thought.  The I should’ve, would’ve, could’ve scenario!  Stop it from happening to begin with. Prevention is key and they should all know that! When does someone step in to help?  When should they return to work?  Two weeks after brain surgery?  Two months after injury?  Where are the guidelines? What and who are protecting patients? Who is helping the healthcare professionals through this difficult time?  They are always helping other people at work…but what happens when it is a healthcare professional?  That’s the key…when it happens to a healthcare professional then everyone is expected to understand and help.  That is not the case. Few understand and fewer care.  This is all about brain injury awareness and patient safety and advocacy.  You don’t want to be a patient! Read the rest of this entry »

 

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Healthcare professionals with a traumatic brain injury. Who should know better? Part 1 of 3

How confident do you think you would be if a healthcare professional was caring for you and had a recent traumatic brain injury? It’s doubtful you would know unless this were a new injury or obvious problem. Isn’t that what brain injuries are: Invisible Injuries? So who’s policing healthcare professionals when they do not understand traumatic brain injuries? Denial, denial, denial.  Errors are not widely publicized and rarely are documented. They are supposed to be documented. When errors are documented they are usually not in your medical records unless it’s a subtle mention so they do not raise red flags. There is a separate incident report created that is not attached to your medical file.

Healthcare is also guilty of pushing their employees back to work. Why don’t  healthcare professionals understand TBI or mental/brain dysfunction? They are the least likely people to be compassionate and understanding when an employee is ill (mentally or physically) or injured.  Unfortunately, their misgivings may become part of your life threatening injury or illness and affect your health and life forever.  I will share only one situation at this time so not to overwhelm anyone with what’s happening inside our healthcare facilities. Read the rest of this entry »

 

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Some physicians not always completely honest with patients

Sunday,  March 11, 2012

If physicians are not honest who do you or should you trust?  This is your life, and you only have one.  So who’s listening to the patients and looking for their best interest…health and their life!  You need to protect yourself.  Read the survey results below, but keep in mind there are still honest physicians and healthcare professionals around.

Survey:  Some physicians not always completely honest with patients

 

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Could This Be The Reason Traumatic Brain Injury Is Misdiagnosed and Untreated?

What is the real reason traumatic brain injury is misdiagnosed, untreated or under treated?  Do we have enough rehabilitation centers in America to accommodate 1.7 million people every year?  Is this a national problem or local issue? I cannot believe they missed the most obvious of all … brain injury. I was the patient with all the issues…but the healthcare professionals still expect you have it all together to let them know what’s going on.  What one does know is most head injuries, strokes, and many diseases of the brain are not classic in any way.  The emergency room personnel look for only the classic obvious symptoms: one sided weakness, dropping of the facial muscles, slurred speech, and others.  These are not necessarily symptoms that appear with the 1.7 million traumatic brain injuries every year. 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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