What Do I Tell My Employer?

Will my boss know that ‘mild’ TBI is much more than mild?

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Cognitive Difficulties Following Head (Brain) Injury

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C’s COGNITIVE DIFFICULTIES

 

These points were quickly jotted down by someone who knows me best and has been with me  every step of this long and often very difficult journey. Though it’s rather personal, if it helps others in some way, I’m happy to share…

This is how she sees these (my)  problems and how I best manage my strategies to overcome on a daily  basis. We hope this info may be helpful to other family members, care-givers and so on.

  • Poor verbal skills
  • slow information processing
  • difficulty following orders and instructions (called “information overload” *), which makes doing a normal job extremely difficult.
  • Inability to associate ideas, ie diffiçulty in following conversations * (unless its about sport!)
  • Expressive dysphasia, where the words don’t come  out quite right. “He knows what he wants to say, but the words don’t come out quite right.”
  • Muddled thinking
  • * Don’t interruipt him when he’s talking, as he totally “loses the thread” of what he was going to say
  • Difficulty in following conversations, interrupts with  stuff totally unrelated to the subject
  • *totally impulsive”
  • Inabilty to learn from previous experiences

 

  • Gets muddled, even with 2 pieces of paper in hand and difficulty in knowing what to do next
  • Memory (short-term) problems

 

  • Does things illogically compared to “normal” people , so can’t foresee problems

 

 

  • Has an inability to plan and forward think.
  • Fatigue (chronic) which has shaped his life

 

  • Poor decision- making ability and inability to make quick decisions “on the hoof”

 

  • Body clock out of synch with “normal” people. Does most intensive work at 4-30-5am (after good rest/sleep)and goes to  bed very early each nightwriters-block

m (August 2016)

m: “If I had those, your problems, c, I’d take a pill and disappear.”

c: “If I had your hearing difficulties, I’d do the same!”

What a pair!

And as a friend/colleague said: “If you were an animal, they’d put you down.”

(Just not sure which one of us he was referring to…or perhaps both!)

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“Life is far too important (a subject) to be taken too seriously.”
“Sharing, informing, educating, enlightening, encouraging, empowering, igniting, uplifting (and perhaps even) inspiring”
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I Dreamed a Dream

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Source: I Dreamed a Dream

and

https://craigsbooks.wordpress.com/2016/08/26/i-dreamed-a-dream-5/

 

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picture from

https://climbingmountainsandchasingdreams.wordpress.com

 

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“An individual of forceful personality , with a high tolerance of frustration, showing drive, determination and great resilience, will win through in the end more successfully than someone of less robust temperament.”

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from

https://traumaticbraininjurytbi.wordpress.com/2016/01/11/an-individual-of-forceful-personality-with-a-high-tolerance-of-frustration-showing-drive-determination-and-great-resilience-will-win-through-in-the-end-more-successfully-than-someone-of/

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“Sharing, informing, educating, encouraging, empowering, igniting, uplifting (and perhaps even) inspiring”

“Together, one mind, one life (one small step at a time), let’s see how many people (and lives) we can encourage, impact, empower, enrich, uplift and perhaps even inspire to reach their fullest potentials.”

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Cognitive Problems after Traumatic Brain Injury

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Source: Cognitive Problems after Traumatic Brain Injury

and

https://headbraininjury.wordpress.com/2013/05/22/cognitive-problems-after-traumatic-brain-injury

 

“We share what we know, so that we all may grow.”

 

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Concussion link to cognitive difficulties

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http://m.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11699987

http://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/rugby/83539176/new-research-links-concussion-to-cognitive-problems-for-retired-rugby-players

http://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/afternoons/audio/201813571/’clear-link’-between-concussion-and-cognitive-problems

and

http://www.bbc.com/sport/rugby-union/33686163

Also see

http://www.sportsconcussion.co.za/about-concussion/diagnosis-management/

and

http://www.livescience.com/54298-concussion-cognitive-effects.html

Shared by an “obsessive fanatic rugby fan…but definitely not a macho rugger bugger type”

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picture from

https://www.amazon.com/Cognitive-Effects-Brain-Head-Injury-ebook/dp/B01AIJ7V7M

and

https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=craig+lock+%2B+the+cognitive+effects

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“God can (in time) turn even your deepest scars into the brightest stars.”

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Source: “God can (in time) turn even your deepest scars into the brightest stars.”

and

https://traumaticbraininjurytbi.wordpress.com/2016/08/24/god-can-in-time-turn-even-your-deepest-scars-into-the-brightest-stars/

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“I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.”

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“God can (in time) turn even your deepest scars into the brightest stars.”

My Journey of Faith: "Jesus Makes God Real to Me"

2 Timothy 4:7

from the seed (post) at

https://headbraininjury.wordpress.com/2016/08/23/i-do-not-bewail-what-i-have-lost-because-i-am-at-peace-with-myself-i-have-fought-a-hard-battle-given-it-my-best-and-won-far-more-that-i-or-anyone-else-ever-thought-i-would/

“God, Infinite Spirit, The Source of Life, Ground of All Being (enough there now, craig) does work in mysterious ways.”

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picture from

https://racetothechequeredflag.wordpress.com/the-prize-the-grand-prize/

and

https://racetothechequeredflag.wordpress.com/category/the-grand-prize/

“Together, one mind, one life (one small step at a time), let’s see how many people (and lives) we can encourage, impact, empower, enrich, uplift and perhaps even inspire to reach their fullest potentials…and strive for and perhaps one sunny day even achieve their wildest dreams.”

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Shared by “the world’s absolutely worst photographer”

PPS

Best wishes from the First City to see the light each new day

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“I do not bewail what I have lost, because I am at peace with myself. I have fought a hard battle, given it my best, and won far more that I or anyone else ever thought I would.”

from

https://livingwithheadinjury.wordpress.com/2014/08/03/i-have-fought-a-hard-battle-given-it-my-best-and-won-far-more-that-i-or-anyone-else-ever-thought-i-would-i-ask-only-that-other-brain-damaged-people-be-given-the-chance-to-fight-their-battl/

and

https://livingwithheadinjury.wordpress.com/tag/frederick-r-linge/

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“Sharing, informing, educating, encouraging, empowering, igniting, uplifting (and perhaps even) inspiring”

“Together, one mind, one life (one small step at a time), let’s see how many people (and lives) we can encourage, impact, empower, enrich, uplift and perhaps even inspire to reach their fullest potentials…and strive for and perhaps one sunny day even achieve their wildest dreams.”

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The various books* that Craig “felt inspired to write” are available at http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B005GGMAW4

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=la_B005GGMAW4_sr?rh=i%3Abooks&field-author=Craig+Lock

https://www.createspace.com/pub/simplesitesearch.search.do?sitesearch_query=%22craig+lock%22&sitesearch_type=STORE

http://www.creativekiwis.com/index.php/books

and http://goo.gl/vTpjk

All proceeds go to needy and underprivileged children –

MINE!

“When the writer is no more , the value of your purchase will soar! “

brilliant dawn

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