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  • 00:11

    How I was prepared for my Brain Aneurysm Surgery Part 1 of 2

    in Religion



    May 6, 2015 I underwent brain aneurysm surgery. I was able to face this challenge hand on in God's arms without fear.there was preparation made in my life before this challenge. Today I will share with you in part one what that preparation looked like and in part two I will share with you my experience of actually going through the surgery and coming out




  • 00:30

    My Brain Changed. Now What?

    in Motivation

    Anxiety!!!! BLAH!!! Do you panic about having another Aneurysm or AVM? We have had those thoughts and experiences. Let's talk about it. Anxiety happens when the holidays come around or if you have to return to work or just trying to get back to daily living. Join us!

  • 00:30

    My Brain Changed. Now What?

    in Motivation

    Hello Everyone!

    The holidays are quickly approaching and we want to talk about what that does to a person with a brain injury. I enjoy this time of the year but there are some people who don't. Join us!

  • 00:29

    My Brain Changed. Now What?

    in Motivation

    No filter part 2!

    Let's keep it going. I really enjoyed the callers who shared their experience about having no filter.

    Do you blurt out your truth in public?

    Do you curse out of frustration?

    I know I did. It happens. Join us!

    Below are some links for you:

    Sacramento Aneurysm/AVM Support Group http://www.avmandaneurysmsupport.com/

  • 01:38

    Set Backs in Brain Injury with Craig, Lori and Tonia

    in Motivation

    Set-Backs of Brain Injury

    Brain injury is a rollercoaster in lifes roads, ups and downs and downs. Each set back can have a huge effect on our emotions our stability and the very essence of who we are. It can question the very fiber of who we are.


    There does not seem to be an easy road just a road with lots of challenges that we must travel. But travel we must and we do not have a choice in the matter. But we are faced with the choice to do or not to do.


    And I think that really only leaves us with the choice to do, not to do is not a good choice so on ward we go through this rollercoaster called life. It is easier together so how to find those willing riders in the journey called life

    Let us travel this road together and find the success wek need to make our lives the best possible 

  • 00:31

    Brain Aneurysm Awareness Month with Joy Keys

    in Current Events

    September is Brain Aneurysm Awareness Month.

    An estimated 6 million people in the United States have an unruptured brain aneurysm, or 1 in 50 people.

    Special Guest: Survivor Theresa Robinson: She suffered a subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) known as a brain aneurysm, however she is a survivor. In March 2012,she suffered a brain aneurysm that caused her to need surgery and extensive rehabilitation. During her recovery period, she experienced more time in the ICU due to seizures and other health issues as a result of (SAH). Although rehab was drilling and painful both physical and emotional she had outstanding therapists and psychologists to help her get back on her feet, literally.

    Special Guest: Stavropoula I. Tjoumakaris MD is
    an Assistant Professor at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. She is also the  Neurovascular Fellowship Director, Associate Residency Program Director & Clerkship Director in the Cerebrovascular Surgery & Endovascular Neurosurgery department at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. Dr. Tjoumakaris graduated from Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, PA where she was inducted into the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. She is an avid researcher and lectures both nationally and internationally on her division’s research accomplishments.  

    The Brain Aneurysm Foundation : www.bafound.org

  • 01:12

    Brain Injury Communication with Host Michael Idell-Education about Brain Injury

    in Education

    Any type of abnormal brain function is a brain injury. PTSD, multiple sclerosis, hydrocephalus, strokes, tumors, anoxia, neuromuscular disorders such as transverse myelitis, Guillain-Barre Syndrome or related neurologic conditions are all types of brain injuries of different kinds, along with traumatic brain injuries.

    We need to educate the public, doctors, familes and survivors what these disabilites are. They are often misinterpreted and misdiagnosed because individuals are judged upon instead of understanding.
    We need to educate survivors how to accept who they are now.
    We need to motivate survivors, caregivers and family members to not give up and how we can all progress.
    Please join our calls online and by phone.

    http://tobtr.com/7929731 and call in to speak with the host (424) 243-9540

  • My Brain Changed. Now What?

    in Self Help

    Join us for my Brain Changed. Now What?

    We want to hear your story.

    Do you have a community event or support group that you want to share? Get in touch with us

  • 00:29

    My Brain Changed. Now What?

    in Self Help

    September is Brain Aneurysm Awareness Month. Show your support by wearing burgundy and I am not too clear on the AVM Awareness month but we are going to talk about it any way. You can also show your support by wearing a green butterfly.

    I would first like to express my gratitude to those who came so far away to attend our 3rd Annual Brain Aneurysm/AVM Walk for Life Event in Sacramento, California. We appreciate all of the volunteers and the family and friends who came out to join us. OH and the DJ always keeps us moving and grooving. And I would also like to thank Barry for always sharing and showing up with me every week. Thanks Barry!


    Please join us for sharing awareness!

  • My Brain Changed. Now What?

    in Self Help

    Hello Friends!

    How is your month of awareness going so far? We really enjoy looking at all of your posts and meeting all of you. Raising awareness is connecting with one another and building friendships and supporting one another. Do you have a community event that you would like to share? Let us know! You can send us a message through Facebook we will be glad to put it on the air.

    Call us and share your experience

    Below are some links for you to take a look at

    1) For Awareness Jewlery https://www.etsy.com/shop/DesignsByDawnH

    2) Sacramento Support Group http://www.avmandaneurysmsupport.com/

    3) Facebook Pages (Brain)Aneurysm/Avm Community Togetherness~ACT

  • 02:35

    Traumatized Brain - Mood, Memory, Behavior on Now with Kim Justus

    in Health

    Sandeep Vaishnavi, MD, PhD is the director of the Neuropsychiatric Clinic at Carolina Partners. He is a neuropsychiatrist at the Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center at Duke University Medical Center and is affiliated with Duke’s Departments of Psychiatry and Community and Family Medicine. Dr. Vaishnavi’s new book, published by Johns Hopkins Press, is titled THE TRAUMATIZED BRAIN: A FAMILY GUIDE TO UNDERSTANDING MOOD, MEMORY, AND BEHAVIOR AFTER BRAIN INJURY. ABC News Journalist and TBI survivor Bob Woodruff said, in his endorsement of the book, “If ever there was a book that truly could save your life it would be this one.”  THE TRAUMATIZED BRAIN is available on Amazon.com and in bookstores.


    This show is a gathering place for anyone seeking recovery from the challenges of life on life's terms. We discuss useful tools that have helped us lighten the load, of our journey through recovery. This is a "we" recovery program, because it is in the "we," that we find the new "me."

    We focus on the four A's of Recovery: Awareness, Acceptance, Action and Adaptation. This is a place for survivor's striving to become thrivers.

    The front half of show is a featured guest. to join us in the discussion. The second part of the show is Open Mic and some great Indy Music, sure to inspire! Host is Kim Justus, author of In a Flash: Miracles Here and Beyond found at www.inaflash.org & "Like" at www.facebook.com/inaflash.org and www.facebook.com/braininjuryradionetwork

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