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Krista Tedder is a researcher and writer focusing on technology innovation. This was a skill learned after her brain injury in 2011. This injury caused her to lose skills that she wasn't able to recover. Unable to do the computer skills required to build technology, she needed to learn how to pivot.The journey of healing is physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual. Krista will share what she has learned on the path to healing. The journey is ongoing, with improvements and setbacks being a part of life.
Krista underwent a medical mistake causing the surgeon to cut directly into her brain. She had 30 surgeries that year to attempt to fix the problem. Needless to say, she is a very different person post-surgery than the woman who entered the hospital initially. She apparently died several times during the surgery. The life she lives now is one fraught with problems paying attention and reading. She's done a tremendous of amount of self-healing work and has engaged the services of many rehabilition counselors throughout the process. However, only so much can be done after the brain damage has occurred, as many of us know.. She has to have tremendous patience with herself to live through each day. She believes we each to have know our limitations, and give ourselves a great deal of patience and positivity every second. She has greatly improved her life through diet and exercise.
Following the botched surgery, she was left with PTSD, seizures and several diagnosed types of Headaches, including migraines. She eliminated them through the changes in lifestyle. She has had a dizzying amount of therapy, but the results prove themselves as you will hear on the conversation. One added note, (like me) she is married to another survivor!