Couples’ Relationships After Traumatic Brain Injury

Living with Head/Brain Injury (TBI)

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After traumatic brain injury (TBI), many couples find that their relationship with each other changes dramatically. These changes are very personal and can be very emotional for both people in the relationship.

see

http://www.msktc.org/tbi/factsheets/relationships-after-traumatic-brain-injury

and

https://www.facebook.com/livingwithheadinjury

“TBI upsets life on multiple levels: physical, psychological, social, and even spiritual. TBI affects the roots of who we are — our ability to think, to communicate…”

from

https://headbraininjury.wordpress.com/2017/07/29/sharing-some-words-of-encouragement-and-upliftment/

“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

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

c and m

picture from

https://thedriverthenurseandthewriter.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.”

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pictures from

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He would not wake up properly for 38 days…or was it perhaps 38 years!

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI

the paperback version has also just been published by Createspace (Amazon)

see

https://www.amazon.com/dp/1974058743/

following on from

This “total non-techno” needs to keep practising to remember the steps in the process

What’s that about 10000 hours to “master an skill”?

“Speedy Gonzalez!” c

from

https://traumaticbraininjurytbi.wordpress.com/2017/03/20/a-world-a-life-turned-upside-down/

and

https://traumaticbraininjurytbi.wordpress.com/2016/08/20/a-journey-our-story-2/

PPS

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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)!

from

https://www.facebook.com/johnetnewton/

https://www.facebook.com/fotoshop66

http://www.johnsphotopics.wordpress.com

https://dreammerchantweb.wordpress.com/2016/05/26/dream-merchant-photo-images/

www.capetownmypictures.wordpress.com

https://capetownphotopictures.wordpress.com/

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Sharing some words of encouragement and upliftment

 

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“Finding hope and light in the darkest of places.”

 

I feel, no matter how dire a situation, hope is the key.
We mustn’t have a victim attitude. NEVER! No matter what has happened to us, there are always new beginnings and new opportunities. Each one of us has positive attributes and we must not let our difficulties define us. They are merely challenges to overcome and you can develop strategies to compensate for these deficits. No matter how significant the injury, never think you are disabled… because disability is a state of mind.
“Don’t let what you can’t do stop you from doing what you can do…best.”
You’re not disabled (limited) by your disabilities, you are able (enabled) by your abilities.”
from
PPS
“Just because a brain has been damaged does not have to limit the height and quality of our thoughts.”
All from my brand new book (a shortie”) just published
available at

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”)

 

“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

picture from

http://www.itsalwaysdarkestbeforethedawn.wordpress.com

and

http://www.lifeisgodsnovel.wordpress.com

PS

“Life is God’s novel; so let Ultimate Source write it, as it unfolds…”

– me (as inspired by the words of Isaac Bashevis Singer)

from www.craigsquotes.wordpresscom

and www.lifeisgodsnovel.wordpress.com

 

PPS

 

from

https://craigsbooks.wordpress.com/2017/07/29/sharing-some-words-of-encouragement-and-upliftment/

and

http://www.climbingmountainsandchasingdreams.wordpress.com

Share, encourage and spread hope, love and light

 

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He would not wake up properly for 38 days…or was it perhaps 38 years!

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI

picture from

https://traumaticbraininjurytbi.wordpress.com/category/books-by-craig-lock/

and

the title for a brand new book just came to me… “out of the blue”

He would not wake up properly for 38 days…or was it perhaps 38 years!

with the

Sub-title: “Sleeping-walking through life”

(as  m calls it, thanks)

as “inspired” from my blog

http://www.thedriverthenurseandthewriter.wordpress.com

Next to find the cognitive energy, effort and “inspiration” to write it!

But as my dear mom so often used to say to me…

“time to get crack’n/weav’n now, craig

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

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He would not wake up properly for 38 days…and it took another 38 years to accept (fully) the effects of the TBI!
These blogs probably tell a bit about the story

https://headbraininjury.wordpress.com/category/stirling-by-craig-lock/

https://traumaticbraininjurytbi.wordpress.com/2015/11/25/he-would-not-wake-up-properly-for-38-days/

https://traumaticbraininjurytbi.wordpress.com/category/books-by-craig-lock/
https://headbraininjury.wordpress.com/2017/03/03/people-speak-glibly-about-life-changing-moments-some-truly-qualify-4/

https://traumaticbraininjurytbi.wordpress.com/2017/03/20/a-world-a-life-turned-upside-down/

https://livingwithheadbraininjury.wordpress.com/2017/07/14/grief-and-loss-how-to-move-forward-after-brain-injury/
Accepting Brain Injury: A brand new book

https://traumaticbraininjurytbi.wordpress.com/2017/06/28/accepting-brain-injury-a-new-book/
and
https://craigsbooks.wordpress.com/2017/06/28/accepting-brain-injury-a-new-book/

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

dedicated to you, M, S and G

for all that we’ve been through

from

from

https://traumaticbraininjurytbi.wordpress.com/2017/03/20/a-world-a-life-turned-upside-down/

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How Brain Injury Confusion Is Different From Everyday Confusion

Living with Head/Brain Injury (TBI)

It can be hard for others to understand what’s going on when people with a brain injury say we’re confused. Heck, it’s often even hard for us to understand. This lack of understanding can lead to incredible frustration for others and for us. It can be hard for others to understand what’s going on when people with a brain injury say we’re confused. Heck, it’s often even hard for us to understand.

Things went along well for about 10 minutes, but then one sheet of paper got in the wrong pile and I was completely thrown off. (sounds just like me at the stationery shop/ warehouse just the other day, but far far more chaos than Jeff’s episode 10 years ago).The only good thing about brain injury confusion is that often you can prepare, because you have some understanding and knowledge of the situations that cause confusion, as I had…

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“If I can throw a single ray of light across the darkened pathway of another…”

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Living with Head (Brain injury)

face of HI

https://www.facebook.com/livingwithheadinjury

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

Also see

http://www.traumaticbraininjurytbi.wordpress.com

https://headinjurytbi.wordpress.com/

https://livingwithheadinjury.wordpress.com/

http://www.livingwithheadbraininjury.wordpress.com

https://thenurseanewbook.wordpress.com

and

https://anoneextraordinarylife.wordpress.com/

and my friend’s blog at http://www.brainheadinjury.wordpresss.com

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

 

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“Knowledge is the gateway to understanding, and for us, understanding is the gateway to a better life.”
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“Rise and Fall”: From business/financial “executive” to a life on welfare* (from My Story)

Living with Head/Brain Injury (TBI)

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from

https://craigsbooks.wordpress.com/2016/05/16/eagle-productions-nz-3/

The title for another book just came to me. Eureka!

Oh no, NOT another one, c

*  firstly “the dole”, disability payments and now superannuation (a pension)

following on from

https://headinjurytbi.wordpress.com/2017/06/30/accepting-brain-injury/

“You are what you think you are.”

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

Thanks to beautiful , tranquil little New Zealand for your most generous welfare system . A very kind country and a gentle and very caring society. Thanks SOOO much , firstly for accepting me and then looking after me so well for so long

Dedication:

For m, s and g…for all we’ve been through together

From My Story and many others

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

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

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&fielv rds=craig+lock+my+story&rh=i%3Aaps%2Ck%3Acraig+lock+my+story

All proceeds go to needy and underprivileged children –

MINE!

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

PPS

Don’t worry about the world ending today…

as it’s already tomorrow in scenic and tranquil…

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Why Predicting Outcomes After Traumatic Brain Injury Can Be Limiting

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI

from

https://www.brainline.org/video/why-predicting-outcomes-after-traumatic-brain-injury-can-be-limiting

and

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

“Inform, educate, inspire”

“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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PPS

Don’t worry about the world ending today…

as it’s already tomorrow in scenic and tranquil ‘little’ New Zealand

SHARE, INFORM, IMPACT, UPLIFT, IGNITE, ENCOURAGE and (perhaps even) INSPIRE

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“A tumultuous yet ultimately triumphant story, encouraging all of us to think twice about what we are capable of accomplishing, regardless of our personal barriers…being and becoming all we are capable of being”

It's Always Darkest Before The Dawn: A Story of Hope

https://itsalwaysdarkestbeforethedawn.wordpress.com/2015/01/10/a-tumultuous-yet-ultimately-triumphant-story-encouraging-all-of-us-to-think-twice-about-what-we-are-capable-of-being-and-unbecoming/

and

https://gisbornenz.wordpress.com/category/dark-horse/

Shining a light of hope in the darkness

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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…and strive for and perhaps one sunny day even achieve their wildest dreams.”

PPS

Don’t worry about the world ending today…

as it’s already tomorrow in scenic and tranquil ‘little’ New Zealand

pictures from http://www.itsalwaysdarkestbeforethedawn.wordpress.com

www.beliefhope.wordpress.com

http://www.writeintothelightbook.wordpress.com

http://www.writingintothelightbook.wordpress.com

http://www.lifeisgodsnovel.wordpress.com

and

www.awritersdreams.wordpress.com

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SHARE, INFORM, IMPACT, UPLIFT, IGNITE, ENCOURAGE and (perhaps even) INSPIRE

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