“In our experience we have found that it is extremely detrimental psychologically for people to place themselves in positions where they are continuously faced with failure on account of specific areas of deficit due to brain injury…”

from my friend, Jackie’s new blog at

https://brainheadinjury.wordpress.com/2017/11/05/in-our-experience-we-have-found-that-it-is-extremely-detrimental-psychologically-for-people-to-place-themselves-in-positions-where-they-are-continuously-faced-with-failure-on-account-of-spec/comment-page-1/

https://traumaticbraininjurytbi.wordpress.com/2017/11/06/in-our-experience-we-have-found-that-it-is-extremely-detrimental-psychologically-for-people-to-place-themselves-in-positions-where-they-are-continuously-faced-with-failure-on-account-of-speci/

and

https://brainheadinjury.wordpress.com/2017/11/05/in-our-experience-we-have-found-that-it-is-extremely-detrimental-psychologically-for-people-to-place-themselves-in-positions-where-they-are-continuously-faced-with-failure-on-account-of-spec/

 

“Sharing, supporting, informing,  enlightening, “entertaining”(??), encouraging, empowering, enriching, igniting, uplifting (and perhaps even) inspiring”

 

enough there for now, c!

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“It’s extremely hard making decisions, when one of the most significant cognitive impairments following brain injury is ‘muddleness of mind’ and difficulty in making decisions.”

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI

Featured Image -- 3010“It’s extremely hard making those decisions, when one of the most significant cognitive impairments following brain injury is ‘muddleness of mind’ and difficulty in making decisions.”

– just wrote that as an after-thought

…and these thought-processes are adversely affected (and magnified) when under stress

following on from

https://headbraininjury.wordpress.com/2017/11/05/the-immediate-aftermath-and-consequences-of-traumatic-headbrain-injury-tbi/

and

https://www.facebook.com/livingwithheadinjury/

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

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Some QUESTIONS: The immediate aftermath and consequences of (following) traumatic head/brain injury (TBI)

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The immediate aftermath and consequences of (following) traumatic head/brain injury (TBI)

SOME QUESTIONS: Most important to be faced and answered??

Here are some notes * , m (a rehabilitation nurse) made recently, regarding a discussion about our situation (sudden and extremely traumatic nearly 30 (long) years ago.

* brief (in note form)

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THE QUESTIONS (very BIG ONES)

Contemplating the “immediate future”

 

* What kind of career should I now be looking at?

* What sort of career can you go back to?

* Can you go back to the same occupation?

* Can we afford the mortgage?

* Where are we going to live?

 

Look at the long-term outlook

* How to earn a living and support a family?

* What are my career options?

* What type of help and support can you access?

Impact on the family

 * If you are married, what role will the spouse play (now and in the future)?

* What is the social and medical assistance I/we can get (available resources)?

* How are the/one’s extended family going to be able help in the situation?

 

The path to rehabilitation

* What physical exercise should I be doing?

* What mental exercises should I be doing?

* What are the best options for me?

*  What are the best options for the family?

* What are all the options I/we need to know on the road up ahead?

and finally…

* Do I need an advocate (support person)  to come with me to medical and specialist appointments… to ask the questions… and fully understand the options and implications of decisions #?

This is very important if you have difficulty in processing lots of new information.

# Still no one really knows where these decisions will lead and their full consequences, as you “fly blind into a journey to the unknown”.

 

Note

Amidst our trauma, these were the major decisions we were faced with as a family  about 30 years ago hardly knowing anyone in another country and with no family members + support around there.

All this “info” was learnt “first hand through trial and error”  with hardly any  resources at the time (let alone  what is available today on the www), together with m (the nurse).  Hardly surprising  then that “irrational” decisions (many) were made under incredible stress at the time.  We hope this “info” may be helpful to survivors of traumatic brain injury (TBI) attempting to put the pieces, bit by bit,  of their shattered lives together.

Be happy

“Frank Spenser”

frank

and

Betty, er sorry, m  (thanks to you for all the care, help and support)

www.thenurseanewbook.wordpress.com

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

“Knowledge is the gateway to understanding…and understanding is the gateway to a better life.”

 

– Jeff Sebell

Shining a light of hope  in the darkest corners

Helping promote better understanding and awareness of what is often termed “The Silent Epidemic” (and/or “The Hidden Handicap”)

“Inform, educate, inspire”

Book from darkness into the light

 

pictures from

www.itsalwaysdarkestbeforethedawn.wordpress.com

www.shatteredbrokendreams.wordpress.com

www.beliefhope.wordpress.com

www.thedriverthenurseandthewriter.wordpress.com

http://www.writeintothelightbook.wordpress.com

http://www.writingintothelightbook.wordpress.com

http://www.lifeisgodsnovel.wordpress.com

and

www.awritersdreams.wordpress.com

 

enough there for now, c

“Sharing, supporting, informing,  enlightening, “entertaining”(??), encouraging, empowering, enriching, igniting, uplifting (and perhaps even) inspiring”

 

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The Driver, the Nurse and the Writer

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Light and Noise Sensitivity

Busy places can be difficult for anyone who isn’t feeling well, but they can be a total nightmare if you have a brain injury. Usually our brain filters out a lot of

Source: Light and Noise Sensitivity

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My One-track Mind

Living with Head/Brain Injury (TBI)

https://headbraininjury.wordpress.com/2017/09/04/my-one-track-mind/

and

https://headbraininjury.wordpress.com/2017/09/09/why-me/

from

https://www.google.co.nz/search?rlz=1C1CHBD_enNZ698NZ698&ei=PbH4WaDpMsbQ0gTrnLpI&q=craig+lock+linge+my+one+track+mind%22&oq=craig+lock+linge+my+one+track+mind%22&gs_l=psy-ab.3…8834.16627.0.17391.7.7.0.0.0.0.246.1647.2-7.7.0….0…1.1.64.psy-ab..0.0.0….0.Q6-OEYhAToI

from  a Google search  (instead of my “non-existent filing system”, thanks for rescuing me from chaos BIG G)

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

“Knowledge is the gateway to understanding…and understanding is the gateway to a better life.”

– Jeff Sebell

Shining a light of hope  in the darkest corners

Helping promote better understanding and awareness of what is often termed “The Silent Epidemic” (and/or “The Hidden Handicap”)

“Inform, educate, inspire”

Book from darkness into the light“Sharing, supporting, informing,  enlightening, “entertaining”(??), encouraging, empowering, enriching, igniting, uplifting (and perhaps even) inspiring”

enough there for now, c!

picture from

www.itsalwaysdarkestbeforethedawn.wordpress.com

www.shatteredbrokendreams.wordpress.com

www.beliefhope.wordpress.com

www.thedriverthenurseandthewriter.wordpress.com

http://www.writeintothelightbook.wordpress.com

http://www.writingintothelightbook.wordpress.com

http://www.lifeisgodsnovel.wordpress.com

and

www.awritersdreams.wordpress.com

enough there for now, c

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After Brain Injury: The Dark Side of Personality Change Part I

"An Extraordinary Life": The Young Kiwi Nurse (M: A New Book)

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picture from

The Dark Side of Personality Change Part I

https://www.psychologytoday.com/basics/personality-change

from

https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/professor-cromer-learns-read/201203/after-brain-injury-the-dark-side-personality-change-part-i#_=_

from

https://www.facebook.com/livingwithheadinjury/

Also see

https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/professor-cromer-learns-read/201201/after-brain-injury-learning-love-stranger#_=_

and

ABOUT BRAIN INJURY

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

“Knowledge is the gateway to understanding…and understanding is the gateway to a better life.”

 

– Jeff Sebell

 

 

Shining a light of hope  in the darkest corners

Helping promote better understanding and awareness of what is often termed “The Silent Epidemic” (and/or “The Hidden Handicap”)

“Inform, educate, inspire”

 

Book from darkness into the light

“Sharing, supporting, informing,  enlightening, “entertaining”(??), encouraging, empowering, enriching, igniting, uplifting (and perhaps even) inspiring”

 

enough there for now, c!

picture from

www.itsalwaysdarkestbeforethedawn.wordpress.com

www.shatteredbrokendreams.wordpress.com

www.beliefhope.wordpress.com

www.thedriverthenurseandthewriter.wordpress.com

http://www.writeintothelightbook.wordpress.com

http://www.writingintothelightbook.wordpress.com

http://www.lifeisgodsnovel.wordpress.com

and

www.awritersdreams.wordpress.com

 

enough there for now, c

 

 

 

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From My Perspective: A Wife’s Tale

Living with Head/Brain Injury (TBI)

in paperback and e-book

Craig’s various books on head/brain injury (TBI) are at

https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=craig+lock+head+brain+injury

and

https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=craig+lock+traumatic+brain+injury&rh=i%3Aaps%2Ck%3Acraig+lock+traumatic+brain+injury

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

“Knowledge is the gateway to understanding…and understanding is the gateway to a better life.”

from

https://headinjurytbi.wordpress.com/

and

https://www.facebook.com/livingwithheadinjury/

Helping promote better understanding and awareness of what is often termed “The Silent Epidemic” (and/or “The Hidden Handicap”)

Book from darkness into the light

pictures from

www.itsalwaysdarkestbeforethedawn.wordpress.com

www.shatteredbrokendreams.wordpress.com

www.beliefhope.wordpress.com

www.thedriverthenurseandthewriter.wordpress.com

http://www.writeintothelightbook.wordpress.com

http://www.writingintothelightbook.wordpress.com

http://www.lifeisgodsnovel.wordpress.com

and

www.awritersdreams.wordpress.com

enough there for now, c

PPS

Best wishes from the First City to see the light

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The Pieces of the Puzzle

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