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Many of us have hard days in life just as anyone else does but with a brain injury, coping strategies are hugely different.
Positive reinforcement may need to come from family, friends, and caregivers but how can we do it within ourselves?
Emotional impacts on the brain injured have a different level than the general public but it isn't impossible to achieve rewards through positive coping strategies. Let's discuss what we do to help, ideas what may be better, and alternative measures than medication.
We have a weekly conference call Mondays for anyone who would like to learn about brain injury and share their stories:
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The places I've seen with fresh,, alive eyes do to Brain Injury Survival over the past week, will be discussed. No production, just me and my BICS "Bible' and expressions of twin-tbi-traveling partner (neither gay, thank you) Branden Stackhouse. I haven't unpacked much yet, I'll find notes, pictures, and Amy Sue Root's strength as a fellow BI Survivor (and more, much more health complications).
Pikes Peak, we came, I fell, they conquered. I was close enough, Noah Root and Branden secured the advancing party to the top - I danced on your ass though, my TBI still has Peak's too. I did have to aquire Amy Sue's personal Nursing Assistance - Sue Root. Borrowed and bought some Medical Marijuana Salve - legally, to sooth the pain. Coach Renforth woulda been proud of my 20-foot diving tackle on Ol' Mighty Oak - stopped the damned thing in its track. OUCH, sure. Shattered shoulder took aa hammering, Sue and the Miracle Salve recovered me. Oh, that and a long series of bandages. Then I leagally smoked a joint 3-days later. Talk about Rocky Mountain High. Plus, God didn't allow me heaven's gate just yet - just reminded me how exciting life still is with work to be done. I love my society and its caring ways.
God had to smack me in the head pretty hard to get my attention. As the challenging doors are opened by Angles, I see how it works. (424) 243-9540, call me tonight. I'm on the fly with a fist full of thoughts from being out West.. The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly...
Jim "Gomer Pyle' Nabors, hit it, Sir - "Back home again, in Indiana......"
Here we go countdown to Christmas, and the holidays. Holidays are a time of reflection and remembrance and a time to celebrate the people in our lives. For many survivors this is a time of year where these memories are only pain. The pain of those who would not or could not wait for us to heal. Because of the amount of time it takes to come back from a brain injury people forget and discount us one by one. Till in many cases no one is left. And by the time the survivor gets a chance to see any clarity after brain injury their whole life has crumbled into ashes.
As each year passes the memories become harder and more painful. So overwhelming to one’s soul that the hope for death is our greatest hope. A hope for peace. We the survivors are no longer a part of the life we once had. We never had a chance. The thoughts that race through our heads, the thoughts of not being worth it to a single person. And anyone who might be the slightest part of our life have discounted us and gone, mental and hopeless. Yet here we are trapped inside this vessel that was who we were ignored, disliked and misunderstood.
Like it or not we have been called to a higher purpose whatever that means. But find that purpose we must because the powers of darkness and negativity are there constantly to remind us of our unworthiness. Together we can help each other discover our individual purposes that is the glue to the universe. Yes our loss is tragic and hard, and feels so unfair. But we were picked by the universe for something greater than ourselves. And like it or not it is our destiny, a destiny that we can live or fight.
Share you journey tonight, help create a discussion that can be shared to help other begin their journey!
December is loaded with life atone births, and history way back past Nostradomus. How's Jesus Christ to start with, on the 25th. Nostro's birthday is Dec 14th, predictable each year since 1503. Army-Navy started playing a yearly football game in 1870. And, get this November fans - Thanksgiving was first officially celebrated in America in 1619. A true American hero - Woody Duffin, Sr. was born on Dec 5th, then two days following the young sailor's 20th birthday, his USS California was attacked at Pearl Harbor. He survived, as well as 17 of 21 trapped shipmates in a room full of swelling oil due to his ability to escape to help. That's what Bronze Stars are made of.
I'll touch on some Coping Skills. Brain Injury Coping Skills. Life Skills. What? Dunno yet. Let's see how the day goes and discuss our success or failures of Brain Injury Recovery. All is good, but get started EARLY after your injury in total therapy. Go slow, repeat if need be, practice the ''home work'' and learn how the frustrations can disappear - most the time, not always. Uh, its a BRAIN INJURY we are deal with hear.
So, Class, class. Be seated, please. Class? Class. SHUTUP! Thank you. Yep, Sister Mary Elephant was created by Cheech & Chong in December 1971. Better yet, shut me up, call in (424)243-9540. The 'Staff' has put together a historical music blend of Rock, Country Rock so we can roll. TBI themed songs rock my world. I bet there are some you wouldn't believe was written before you 'brain issues'. And thank you Les Paul Morgan, for some banged head reason, I avoided music therapy for five years following my accident. He pushed my YouTube buttons. THAT"S how hard God hit me in the head....
This is about how M.S. changed my life.
MS is the most debilitating neurological disease. When I discovered that I was diagnosed with it, it changed my life. I only knew to continue approaching life the way I always had: as a survivor! That does not imply that I did not make mistakes along the way - as people do when the road they thought they were taking in their life turns into a new one. Through friendship, family, spirituality, and the many MS role models I had, I began to beat back the monster of this disease. Their in, I opened up my life to a journey of adventure: Learning things any normal person can do to enhance their lives after MS&brain injury. Id love it if you'd join me in my journey; where we all can learn to be better versions of ourselves!
Tonight we will discuss the nature of the mind, body and soul before and after any trauma. How to recognize your true feelings and what steps one can take towards acceptance and survival. Hi, my name is Isis Serran-Pagan. I am a TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury) survivor. I join the faces of all that go through daily challenges, struggles and as well as accomplishments living with a brain injury. Joining the voices of inspiration, support and awareness to all those struggling to find their "new normal'. Let's find it together! Join me, to listen and be part of the discusion. I look forward to hearing from you too!
The Bow and Survival Advantages!
Host: Highlander "Survival and Tech Prep"
on American Preppers Radio!
Monday 9:00pm/Est 8:00pm/Ct 7:00pm/Mt 6:00pm/Pt
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This episode will be all about whether or not to use a bow during a survival situation. As many of you know I love archery and believe it is an effective tool to survive or even to just have backyard fun. If shtf does happen then a gun might not be the best option to keep yourself and your family fed.
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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
I will talk the full show about my stroke and how it has impacted my life and what I am doing now. So call in or sign into chat and talk with me ask questions. I can keep talking but let's be real.....over and hour of just me talking about me needs a litte of you.
This show is about stroke and brain injury and is for anyone interested in stroke with bits and pieces thrown in for inspiration, ways to be healthy, less stressed and more. I want to be here to share and to lift up other stroke survivors or warriors. I want to help you find out there are others going through what you have gone though. Maybe not the same journey but a survivor none the less. To give positive information, inspire and embrace what you have and continue moving forward.
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
I'm proud to announce my partnership with the great Brain Injury Radio Team on Blogtalkradio... I will be doing a show there called Late Night with Joeygiggles every Saturday Night 10-1 am EST... featuring Kimmy Simonsen
Please join me for great guests, lots of jokes and fun... and of course the great knowledge and information to get from WIRN Internet Radio...
Blogtalkradio Link: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/braininjuryradio
Call in number: 1-424-243-9540
Call in anytime for questions and comments... Invite youre friends it will be a great show form the mind of yours truly Joeygiggles
THE WAY MEDICINE HAS TREATED DEPRESSION HAS BEEN WEAK AT BEST. THE ANTIDEPRESSANTS HAVE NOT BEEN THE PANACEA THAT THEY WERE MEANT TO BE..SO WHAT IS THE ANSWER? A NEW STUDY LOOKS AT INFLAMMATION AS A KEY BRAIN FACTOR THAT CAN MAKE THE HEAD EITHER GO TOWARD DEPRESSION OR AWAY FROM IT. EXCITING NEW INFORMATION
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