Monthly Archives: November 2012

Originally posted on Broken Brain – Brilliant Mind:
From The Telegraph: In our second exclusive extract from James Cracknell and his wife’s account of his brain injury, Beverley Turner recalls bringing him home to their children only to find he…

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Some Cognitive Effects of Head Injury

“Compare it (your head) to a jelly in a bowl. The bowl is the skull – a strong, protective container – and the jelly (the brain) is nestled within. The skull is able to withstand many types of blows; but the brain is vulnerable to sudden swirling or rotating movements. Shake the bowl and see what happens to the jelly.”
– Dr Don Mackie, Emergency Specialist

This extract (in note form) is from a chapter from my manuscript titled MY STORY, MY DREAM available at http://www.amazon.com/Ill-Do-It-My-Way/ and as an e-book at

http://www.amazon.com/Ill-Do-It-Way-ebook/dp/B005GS6ZVO

* Wake up every morning feeling heavy-headed (very).
* fatigue – take frequent breaks and most demanding tasks very early.
* in SA found telling stories very difficult – kept facts to a minimum. Write way better than I talk.

* muddled – making tea AND coffee for guests. Sugar??? I put one thing away at a time, then finish. Single-minded FOCUS.
Not observant.
Visio-spatial organisation
short-term and visual memory (visual overload)

I have the ideal job. Work in my own time, take breaks when fatigued. Info overload is a real problem, when other things are going on – groups, etc.
WITH determination, self disclipine one can achieve wonders.
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“Let’s not what we can’t do stop us from doing what we CAN do!”

Picture: Gisborne, NZ sunset… yet a new dawn of hope beckons from https://beliefhope.wordpress.com/2014/05/10/lets-not-what-we-cant-do-stop-us-from-doing-what-we-can-do-best/ http://www.onetaleoftwocities.wordpress.com   and https://writingintothelightbook.wordpress.com/   “Let’s not what we can’t do stop us from doing what we CAN do…best!”  from https://headinjurytbi.wordpress.com/2017/02/14/lets-not-what-we-cant-do-stop-us-from-doing-what-we-can-do/ and https://www.google.co.nz/search?q=%E2%80%9CLet%E2%80%99s+not+what+we+can%E2%80%99t+do+stop+us+from+doing+what+we+CAN+do!%E2%80%9D&rlz=1C1CHBD_enNZ698NZ698&oq=%E2%80%9CLet%E2%80%99s+not+what+we+can%E2%80%99t+do+stop+us+from+doing+what+we+CAN+do!%E2%80%9D&aqs=chrome..69i57j69i60l2.488j0j8&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8   “Sharing, informing,  enlightening, encouraging, … Continue reading

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A SHORT EXTRACT FROM MY BOOK ‘STIRLING’

A SHORT EXTRACT FROM MY BOOK ‘STIRLING’ THE FLICKERING cine film has all the compulsive horror of the footage of the John F. Kennedy assassination. In a sickening blur of speed, the Walker Lotus 18/21 racing car leaves the track … Continue reading

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Originally posted on Broken Brain – Brilliant Mind:
James Cracknell and his wife Beverley Turner have written a searingly honest account of the impact his devastating brain injury and personality change have had on family life “You’re not the man…

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Two years after a brain injury left him introverted and aggressive, James Cracknell and his wife Bev tell how it nearly tore them apart

Two years after a brain injury left him introverted and aggressive, James Cracknell and his wife Bev tell how it nearly tore them apart By Rebecca Hardy From http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2226360/James-Cracknell-wife-Beverley-tell-brain-injury-nearly-tore-apart.html PUBLISHED: 17:25 GMT, 4 November 2012 | UPDATED: 17:25 GMT, 4 … Continue reading

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