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Can your health history be a hinderance to a timely diagnosis and treatment plan?

To tell or not to tell?

Does your health history help or hinder proper diagnosis and treatment following brain injury, stroke, brain dysfunctions, injuries or any type of illness?  I refer to illness as both physical and mental. Either way, these are health conditions that should be treated without prejudice, but they are not.  It is assumed that giving an accurate health history helps, and it should. Read the rest of this entry »

 

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General and simple tips for handling and taking medications Part 4 of 4

It is your life and medications can help you with specific problems, but you need to be cautious and know what is working for you and what is not.  It is up to you to report exactly how you are feeling.

Keep a medication journal, especially when Read the rest of this entry »

 

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

Awareness of Brain Injury Daily. I’m applauded with the behaviors and treatment toward my nurse friend when she needed educated healthcare professionals to help her.  Instead it was quite the opposite.  They simply did not understand traumatic brain injury and they believed she was manipulating her symptoms so she could work the hours of her choice.  If they only knew how she was suffering and what she needed to do to show up to work.  These healthcare professionals were totally in disbelief of her symptoms and never understood anything following her injury.  They began questioning her behaviors and other issues following this mild traumatic brain injury. She wasn’t even told or diagnosed with a mild traumatic brain injury until about a year following injury. 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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