The Pieces of the Puzzle

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Here’s the first few lines of a brand new book, I started writing a few minutes ago…

 

The pieces of the puzzle

from

http://www.traumaticbraininjurytbi.wordpress.com

Medical specialist: “What aspects of the job* are you not coping with, not managing, Craig?”

* really, really high-powered in the corporate world. Crazy, eh!

Me: “Everything!”

Then

Neurologist: Have you ever had a head (brain) injury?”

 

“No, just a broken neck aged 15…many years ago”

 

“No craig, you were in a coma for about a month.”

– the words of my wife, m

 

“But what’s that got to do with it, my job?”

– me

Neurologist: “Could be everything!”

So that’s how the pieces of the puzzle that was my life, the tangled web of our happy lives so dramatically started unfolding, unravelling, in an instant, as we tried to make some sense of the circumstances we

found ourselves in

… and how I ended up doing what I’m doing right now in “Sleepy Hollow”!

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To be continued

see

https://lifeisgodsnovel.wordpress.com/2016/03/03/people-speak-glibly-about-life-changing-moments-some-truly-qualify-4/

“And so, then the dream(s) breaks into a million tiny pieces. ..”

and An Open Book 3

from

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=craig+lock+%2B+an+open+book&rh=i%3Aaps%2Ck%3Acraig+lock+%2B+an+open+book

 

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https://shatteredbrokendreams.wordpress.com/2013/06/21/shattered-dreams-and-then-the-dreams-break-into-a-million-tiny-pieces/

 

“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.”
Don’t worry about the world ending today…
as it’s already tomorrow in scenic and tranquil ‘little’ New Zealand
golden light on shore

 

 

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Darkness Tunnel: Fatigue After Brain Injury: BrainLine Talks With Dr. Nathan Zasler

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 Darkness Tunnel:
A journey from darkness into the light
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“We share what we know, so that we all may grow.”
“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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A writers dreams
Picture above (great) by my old friend John (“the world’s third worst photographer”, so he calls himself), but whose photographic talents I definitely  do NOT possess)!
web sites:

http://www.itsalwaysdarkestbeforethedawn.wordpress.com

http://www.shatteredbrokendreams.wordpress.com

www.lifeisgodsnovel.wordpress.com

http://www.climbingmountainsandchasingdreams.wordpress.com

and www.awritersdreams.wordpress.com

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“Not everyone will understand your journey. That’s OK. You’re here to live your life, not make everyone understand.”

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picture from

https://southafricathebelovedcountry.wordpress.com/about/

and

http://www.lifeisgodsnovel.wordpress.com

“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.”
dawn best
Picture above (great) by my old friend John (“the world’s third worst photographer”, so he calls himself), but whose photographic talents I definitely  do NOT possess)!
web sites:

http://www.itsalwaysdarkestbeforethedawn.wordpress.com

http://www.shatteredbrokendreams.wordpress.com

www.lifeisgodsnovel.wordpress.com

http://www.climbingmountainsandchasingdreams.wordpress.com

and www.awritersdreams.wordpress.com

Shared by “the world’s absolutely worst photographer “
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New books: “Smashed/Crashed up”: Learning by Accident and Putting the Pieces of the Puzzle Together

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pictures from

 

https://traumaticbraininjurytbi.wordpress.com/new-books-smashedcrashed-up-learning-by-accident-and-putting-the-pieces-of-the-puzzle-together/

“We share what we know, so that we all may grow.”
“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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“There us NO SUCH THING as a person who had a 100% recovery from a serious head (brain) injury. The brain was damaged and like all organ systems there is residual impairment.”

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

Featured picture: Leaving Groote Schuur Hospital, Cape Town, South Africa with my dad and nurse June Gordon + a broken neck

“I have no recollection of the day (17th April 1965) that changed my life fifty years ago!…”

The first line

from my brand new book “Smashed/Crashed up”: Learning by Accident started a few minutes ago…

Frank

picture from

https://livingwithheadinjury.wordpress.com/

“There us NO SUCH THING as a person who had a 100% recovery from a serious head (brain) injury. The brain was damaged and like all organ systems there is 

residual impairment.”

Some interesting links

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

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Crashed/Smashed Up: Learning by Accident

https://traumaticbraininjurytbi.wordpress.com/2016/04/14/crashedsmashed-up-learning-by-accident/

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

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

 

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“The Attitude Doctor”: Tom Mulholland

BOOKS BY CRAIG LOCK

for more videos by/on Dr Tom see and   “Just trying to change the world, your world ….for the better…one thought at a time.” “You can’t change the world, bu…

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10 things I wish someone told me after my TBI

“You’re not disabled (limited) by your disabilities, you are able (enabled) by your abilities.”

“The biggest disability we often face (and live with) is the limitation(s) we place on ourselves, so rather think ability.”

“Don’t let what you can’t do stop you from doing what you can do…best.”

from
http://www.craigsquotes.wordpress.com

https://headbraininjury.wordpress.com/2015/12/10/youre-not-disabled-by-your-disabilities-you-are-able-by-your-abilities/

and

My Experience Living with a Traumatic Brain Injury

“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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Top-10 If only I’d known…

Update: March 17, 2016 – I am expanding these topics and will link to each of them as I “build them out”.

These things took me years to learn. Actually, people knew them, but nobody thought to tell me. And the people who knew them, either didn’t tell me right away, or were not within reach of me.

Now, thanks to the interwebs, I’m passing them along. And I’m writing a short guide for people who also need to know this. It’s not long. It will have pictures. It will be basic and (hopefully) easily digestible, so even a “freshly” concussed person can use it.

Here they are:

  1. You’ve had a brain injury. Not once, when I was concussed, did anyone ever tell me that I had a brain injury. Not when I fell, or got hit, or got tackled, or was in a car accident…

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Managing Cognitive Effects of TBI

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

https://www.traumaticbraininjuryatoz.org/The-Caregivers-Journey/Session-Two/Managing-Cognitive-Effects-of-TBI

https://www.traumaticbraininjuryatoz.org/Moderate-to-Severe-TBI/Long-Term-Effects-of-Moderate-to-Severe-TBI/Life-Challenges

For more videos (excellent) on the extremely complex subject# see

https://www.google.co.nz/#q=traumatic+brain+injury+%2B+cognitive+effects&tbm=vid

# Also know as “The Silent Epidemic and/or “The Hidden Handicap”

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

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

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

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

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

“I refuse (absolutely) to be limited and defined by what I can’t do, but what I can do…my very best.-
c  as inspired by m after sharing a conversation about her  “Everest” (31st December 2015)

from http://www.craigsquotes.wordpress.com

and as originally inspired  by the words of “a fallen hero” Oscar Pistorius

“You’re not disabled (limited) by your disabilities, you are able (enabled) by your abilities.”

from

https://headbraininjury.wordpress.com/2015/12/10/youre-not-disabled-by-your-disabilities-you-are-able-by-your-abilities/

and

http://www.beyondboundaries.wordpress.com

“The biggest disability we often face (and live with) is the limitation(s) we place on ourselves, so rather think ability”

“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.”

7-rainbow-photography-preview“You can’t have…

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