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Can We Spare a Moment Sharing About Traumatic Brain Injury? I Can Only Promise My Best.  I Can Only Ask the Same. 

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This July marks one full year of brain injury rehabilitation for a moderate TBI suffered late 2015. Treatment professionals and doctors had a lot to say. They told me I wouldn’t walk, write, see, or talk the same – properly and safely; that I would never be the same person. I was told that I should give up on my dreams, because I would never be able to work again in any capacity close to prior functioning. From the start I had the encouragement and guidance of my best friend and life partner. She helped remind me who I am, and was one of the only people who stuck around to help, to love, and to remain loyal in my life. 

I am a fighter. I refuse limitation. I work to develop my mind and my heart during these couple years . Through this season of challenge, I lived in skilled nursing facilities, assisted rehab day programs, and brain injury outpatient services. Neurologists, neuro-endocrinologist, psychiatrist, speech, occupational therapy, cognitive rehabilitation therapy, physical therapy, education therapy, and the list goes on. I am nowhere near healed or back in action. But every day is a small shuffle towards progress, pride, and self empowerment. 

Never give up on yourself. Never give up on your dreams – dreams keep you alive, and nobody can take them from you. Nobody. 

Changing and challenges are inevitable for all of us. Do not only heal the wound, work always to develop both your heart and your body. It can be very difficult to get through life – all of us to know this, from time to time. So take the challenge as an opportunity to heal your wounds, relationships, and also to cultivate self compassion, acceptance, and belief in the myth and magic that life ceaselessly offers with every new dawn we wake to find. 
I love and respect you all. Good luck and stay strong, no matter what your story. 

-Sean Dudas

Noticing I did not have the function to enjoy activities of life which used to give me some reference pleasure. Recently, I’ve begun to notice small things flour, kind words, the sunshine. To love life you must be able to live it with the capacity soon joy, and I severely interrupted dopamine pathways, kindness, and Measure endocrine and hormonal dysfunction. I think the lesson here is to except that happiness can only come from certain any pain I feel cannot be solved and let out with the gentle breeze of meditation, with a reminder of the wonderful time of had on this earth so far and the amazing experiences to come. I am myself now, comparisons to. The statistssl probabilities of succesdul mastery of a dresm vs. just so fragile life is. And then our time here is more important then shopping and commercial advertisement. Let’s keep meeting the new people we are in finding out the really cool things principals and dispositions them may become source nousishment and over the long l we will be better off suited to understanding others. excepting and comfortable with ourselves bl

Wow, I Never Stopped and Appreciated What It Means To Be in Love.

I’ve fallen in love. I’ve been in love. But I’ve never thought about what it is to be in love. My girlfriend of over 10 years now quit her job and it’s a grad program early and flew home  to be a full-time caretaker for me when I first had my TBI in late 2015.  Things between us are so much different now, she and I are both so traumatized; we are so scared for the future.  We don’t often sit and exist to gather like we used to, just having fun and being in the moment living life.

Now, I know she has become resentful because we have had to watch all of her friends and the people around us move forward and onward with their lives, while we seem to stay stuck on the sidelines -waiting for a breeze to lift us up and back into the night; padded softly between the aspirations and dreams we shared and held together. None of them may even come in the slightest given reality. But the dreams we held were never as inportant as the bond of love we held together. While this recovery process threatens to rip us apart, it will never leave us truly separate. Dreams will form anew, and this wake up call has shown me they’re just celestial symphonies playing to us each and setting us up to want and expect to figure out the path, to reach the dream, to settle at last and know the universe is a puzzle we’ve figured out. But the problem is this sojourn towards the skies, towards dreams of reverence and feeling special sharing the lies that achievement ends our search and breaks some finishing line at the outer bounds of the universe. Every time you reach those Outabounds the universe will expand once again, new dreams will be there for you to follow in the dreams of the past whether you cheat them where they fell to the wayside will never let you settle yourself; you’ll never rest when we light our life’s satisfaction like thousands of fireflies cauught in a lantern. Brief sparks of beauty and the inevitable opposite experience. But there is one way to be sure life held you right – to hold your love for another human being and feel, in every moment that you remind yourself, the person changes and the world around us will never stop for our selfish wish. So I cherish my girlfriend’s compassion and companionship like the grace of a sunset. Even right now, she is in my head and in my moment, and that’s all I need to feel alive. That’s all I need to feel  fulfilled from life and all its spirals of defeat and oppositely wonderful grandeurs.

So tomorrow I’ll go back to battle; but now I’ll be thinking about how fortunate I am to have all of those years with my lover; to be in love with such harmony and meaningful purpose too far in the mysteries of the depths to understand why life is love; why it is that life is to be in love.  If we can remind ourselves of that, none shall lay buried with the loneliness of a single headstone. But instead we may all become dreamers again, sleeping in our new bed of flowers.

I finally made one step!

Years worth of personal growth and change captured here in this young man’s precious moments post TBI. This inspires me and shows how mature and evolved many TBI patients are, even if it’s clouded by impulse or behavior issues. The heart stays true to itself; it stays strong while the brain has its time to rest and renew itself. Thanks for your post!

theheartoftbi

I know it’s not a huge step but I went into my social media accounts and signed out. It’s very hard to do, I have bad impulse control and that has exacerbated my thought process and decision making. I can only look at it as another thing to improve on. This is my life and I need to put in more effort and show people that I really do care about my life. It is just not shown due to the aphasia cause by my anoxic brain injury. The type of brain injury that I have was caused by lack of oxygen to my brain, not any external force hitting my head. So there are a lot of things I need to improve upon.

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AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF CLINICAL ENDOCRINOLOGISTS AND AMERICAN COLLEGE OF ENDOCRINOLOGY DISEASE STATE CLINICAL REVIEW: A NEUROENDOCRINE APPROACH TO PATIENTS WITH TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY.

Review article
Tritos NA, et al. Endocr Pract. 2015.
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OBJECTIVE: Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is now recognized as a major public health concern in the United States and is associated with substantial morbidity and mortality in both children and adults. Several lines of evidence indicate that TBI-induced hypopituitarism is not infrequent in TBI survivors and may contribute to the burden of illness in this population. The goal of this article is to review the published data and propose an approach for the neuroendocrine evaluation and management of these patients.

METHODS: To identify pertinent articles, electronic literature searches were conducted using the following keywords: “traumatic brain injury,” “pituitary,” “hypopituitarism,” “growth hormone deficiency,” “hypogonadism,” “hypoadrenalism,” and “hypothyroidism.” Relevant articles were identified and considered for inclusion in the present article.

RESULTS: TBI-induced hypopituitarism appears to be more common in patients with severe TBI. However, patients with mild TBI or those with repeated, sports-, or blast-related TBI are also at risk for hypopituitarism. Deficiencies of growth hormone and gonadotropins appear to be most common and have been associated with increased morbidity in this population. A systematic approach is advised in order to establish the presence of pituitary hormone deficiencies and implement appropriate replacement therapies.

CONCLUSION: The presence of traumatic hypopituitarism should be considered during the acute phase as well as during the rehabilitation phase of patients with TBI. All patients with moderate to severe TBI require evaluation of pituitary function. In addition, symptomatic patients with mild TBI and impaired quality of life are at risk for hypopituitarism and should be offered neuroendocrine testing.

PMID 26172127 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]
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[Neuroendocrine dysfunction and brain damage. A consensus statement].
Leal-Cerro A, et al. Endocrinol Nutr. 2009 Jun-Jul.
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This consensus statement aims to enhance awareness of the incidence and risks of hypopituitarism in patients with traumatic brain injury (TBI) and/or brain hemorrhages among physicians treating patients with brain damage. The importance of this problem is related not only to the frequency of TBI but also to its prevalence in younger populations. The consequences of TBI are characterized by a series of symptoms that depend on the type of sequels related to neuroendocrine dysfunction. The signs and symptoms of hypopituitarism are often confused with those of other sequels of TBI. Consequently, patients with posttraumatic hypopituitarism may receive suboptimal rehabilitation unless the underlying hormone deficiency is identified and treated. This consensus is based on the recommendation supported by expert opinion that patients with a TBI and/or brain hemorrhage should undergo endocrine evaluation in order to assess pituitary function and, if deficiency is detected, should receive hormone replacement therapy.

PMID 19695511 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]
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Consensus guidelines on screening for hypopituitarism following traumatic brain injury.

Review article
Ghigo E, et al. Brain Inj. 2005.
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PRIMARY OBJECTIVE: The goal of this consensus statement is to increase awareness among endocrinologists and physicians treating patients with traumatic brain injury (TBI) of the incidence and risks of hypopituitarism among patients with TBI.

RATIONALE: TBI poses significant risk to the pituitary gland, leading to elevated risks of diabetes, hypopituitarism and other endocrinopathies. Signs and symptoms associated with hypopituitarism often mimic the sequellae of TBI, although the severity of symptoms is not necessarily related to the severity of the injury. Patients with TBI-induced hypopituitarism may benefit both physically and psychologically from appropriate hormone replacement therapy (HRT). Participants at this unique consensus meeting attempted to define and spearhead an approach to increase awareness of the risks of TBI-induced endocrinopathies, in particular growth hormone deficiency (GHD), and to outline necessary and practical objectives for managing this condition.

RECOMMENDATIONS: Systematic screening of pituitary function is recommended for all patients with moderate-to-severe TBI at risk of developing pituitary deficits. Patients with hypopituitarism benefit from appropriate hormonal replacement and prospects for rehabilitation of patients with TBI-induced hypopituitarism may be enhanced by appropriate HRT. Further exploration of this possibility requires: (1) active collaboration between divisions of endocrinology and rehabilitation at the local level to perform a screening of pituitary function in patients after TBI, (2) creation of a consultancy service by endocrine societies for use by rehabilitation centres, (3) development of continuing medical education (CME) programmes that can be offered as crossover training to the physicians who manage the care of patients with TBIs, (4) targeting of patient organizations with educational information for dissemination to patients and their families, (5) continued efforts to more clearly define the population at greatest risk of TBI-induced hypopituitarism and (6) monitor results of efficacy studies as they become available to evaluate whether and how much replacement therapy can improve the symptoms of individuals with TBI-induced hypopituitarism.

PMID 16195185 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]
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Anterior hypopituitarism following traumatic brain injury.

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Urban RJ, et al. Brain Inj. 2005.
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PRIMARY OBJECTIVES: To review evidence that there exists a substantial sub-population of patients with endocrine disorders as a result of traumatic brain injury (TBI) and to underscore the importance of screening patients with TBI considered most at risk for hypopituitarism with the goal of attaining beneficial effects in terms of morbidity and quality of life.

DESIGN AND METHODS: Reviewed recent literature regarding the frequency of TBI-induced hypopituitarism.

MAIN OUTCOMES AND RESULTS: Studies by Kelly DF, Gaw Gonzalo IT, Cohan P, et al. Hypopituitarism following traumatic brain injury and aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage: A preliminary report. Journal of Neurosurgery 2000;93:743-751, Lieberman SA, Oberoi AL, Gilkison CR, et al. Prevalence of neuroendocrine dysfunction in patients recovering from traumatic brain injury. Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism 2001;86:2752-2756 and Aimaretti G, Ambrosio MR, Di Somma C, et al. Traumatic brain injury and subarachnoid haemorrhage are conditions at high risk for hypopituitarism. Screening study at 3 months after the brain injury, In press., found that about one-half to one-third of patients with TBI had anterior pituitary hormone deficiencies, including growth hormone (GH) deficiency in 15-21%, and subtle deficiencies in thyroid, adrenal and gonadal axes. One or more hormonal deficiencies produce diverse physical and psychological symptoms that may mimic symptoms attributed to brain trauma and may impair rehabilitation. A more general concern is the fact that hypopituitarism increases the risk of significant morbidity (e.g. ischaemic heart disease) and mortality (shortened life span).

CONCLUSIONS: To attain maximal improvement in mental and physical functioning as well as in quality of life for victims of TBI, it is crucial that anterior pituitary hormonal function be assessed. Appropriate hormone replacement therapy for those patients with both TBI and TBI-induced pituitary function impairment could, for the first time, allow treatment and correction of underlying causes of TBI sequelae rather than merely symptomatic treatment.

PMID 16094782 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]
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Predictors of Hypopituitarism in Patients with Traumatic Brain Injury.

Silva PP, et al. J Neurotrauma. 2015.
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Hypopituitarism may often occur in association with traumatic brain injury (TBI). Identification of reliable predictors of pituitary dysfunction is of importance in order to establish a rational testing approach. We searched the records of patients with TBI, who underwent neuroendocrine evaluation in our institution between 2007 and 2013. One hundred sixty-six adults (70% men) with TBI (median age: 41.6 years; range: 18-76) were evaluated at a median interval of 40.4 months (0.2-430.4).Of these, 31% had ≥1 pituitary deficiency, including 29% of patients with mild TBI and 35% with moderate/severe TBI. Growth hormone deficiency was the most common deficiency (21%); when body mass index (BMI)-dependent cutpoints were used, this was reduced to 15%. Central hypoadrenalism occurred in10%, who were more likely to have suffered a motor vehicle accident (MVA, p = 0.04), experienced post-traumatic seizures (p = 0.04), demonstrated any intracranial hemorrhage (p = 0.05), petechial brain hemorrhages (p = 0.017), or focal cortical parenchymal contusions (p = 0.02). Central hypothyroidism occurred in 8% and central hypogonadism in 12%; the latter subgroup had higher BMI (p = 0.03), were less likely to be working after TBI (p = 0.002), and had lower Global Assessment of Functioning (GAF) scores (p = 0.03). Central diabetes insipidus (DI) occurred in 6%, who were more likely to have experienced MVA (p < 0.001) or sustained moderate/severe TBI (p < 0.001). Patients with MVA and those with post-traumatic seizures, intracranial hemorrhage, petechial brain hemorrhages, and/or focal cortical contusions are at particular risk for serious pituitary dysfunction, including adrenal insufficiency and DI, and should be referred for neuroendocrine testing. However, a substantial proportion of patients without these risk factors also developed hypopituitarism.

PMID 26413767 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]
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Central adrenal insufficiency following traumatic brain injury: a missed diagnosis in the critically injured.

Fan E, et al. Childs Nerv Syst. 2017.

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BACKGROUND: High-dose steroid administration is no longer recommended in the treatment of acute traumatic brain injury (TBI) as it failed to prove beneficial in improving patients’ outcome. However, a masked benefit of steroid administration in TBI management was that it provided corticosteroid replacement therapy in patients with TBI-related central adrenal insufficiency.

CASE PRESENTATION: We report the case of a 12-year-old boy who suffered a severe TBI from a motor vehicle accident that resulted in complete deficiency of anterior pituitary function. Central adrenal insufficiency was not ruled out by a near normal response to a low-dose ACTH test performed on D11.

CONCLUSION: Consideration should be given to the empirical treatment of TBI pediatric patients with stress doses of corticosteroids if injury to the hypothalamus or pituitary gland is possible until a formal assessment of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis can be made.

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Biology of posttraumatic stress disorder.

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Yehuda R. J Clin Psychiatry. 2001.
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Yehuda R1.

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J Clin Psychiatry. 2001;62 Suppl 17:41-6.
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Most biological findings in posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are compatible with those of the chronic stress response, such as increased corticotropin-releasing factor (CRF) concentrations, catecholamine depletion within the central nervous system, and reduced hippocampal volume. However, over the last 10 years, biological observations have been made in PTSD that are different from what has been typically associated with chronic stress, notably certain hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis findings. In particular, urinary and plasma cortisol levels are considerably lower in PTSD patients than in non-PTSD trauma survivors and normal controls. Furthermore, the circadian pattern of cortisol release from the adrenal glands follows a greater dynamic range in PTSD than in patients with major depression or in normal controls. The reduction in cortisol levels results from an enhanced negative feedback by cortisol, which is secondary to an increased sensitivity of glucocorticoid receptors in target tissues. This HPA axis alteration contrasts with the well-known chronic stress cascade in which CRF release results in erosion of negative feedback and down-regulation of glucocorticoid receptors. Sensitization of the HPA axis is consistent with the clinical picture of hyperreactivity and hyperresponsiveness in PTSD.

PMID 11495096 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]
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Hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal dysfunction in posttraumatic stress disorder.

Review article
Yehuda R, et al. Biol Psychiatry. 1991.
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Yehuda R1, Giller EL, Southwick SM, Lowy MT, Mason JW.
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Citation
Biol Psychiatry. 1991 Nov 15;30(10):1031-48.

Abstract
Neuroendocrine studies examining the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis under baseline conditions and in response to neuroendocrine challenges have supported the hypothesis of altered HPA functioning in posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). However, to date, there is much debate concerning the nature of HPA changes in PTSD. Furthermore, in studies showing parallel findings in PTSD and major depressive disorder there is controversy regarding whether the HPA alterations suggest a specific pathophysiology of PTSD, or, rather, reflect comorbid major depressive disorder. This review summarizes findings of HPA axis dysfunction in both PTSD and major depressive disorder, and shows distinct patterns of HPA changes, which are probably due to different mechanisms of action for cortisol and its regulatory factors.

PMID 1661614 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]

Psychoneuroendocrinology of post-traumatic stress disorder.

Review article

Psychiatr Clin North Am. 1998 Jun;21(2):359-79.

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In 1980, the diagnosis of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) was established to describe the long-lasting symptoms that can occur following exposure to extremely stressful life events. This article reviews the findings of neuroendocrinologic alterations in PTSD and summarizes the finding of hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA), catecholamine, hypothalamic-pituitary-thyroid (HPT) and hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal (HPG) systems. These are the neuroendocrine systems that have been studied in PTSD. Also included is a review of the basic facts about PTSD and biologic data.

PMID 9670231 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]

Survivors SPEAK OUT! Paul McMahon

Surviving Traumatic Brain Injury

Survivors SPEAK OUT! Paul McMahon

presented 

by

Donna O’Donnell Figurski

Paul McMahon 1 082817 Paul McMahon – Brain Injury Survivor from Down Under

1. What is your name? (last name optional)

Paul McMahon

2. Where do you live? (city and/or state and/or country) Email (optional)

Sydney, Australia

3. On what date did you have your brain injury? At what age?

I was 28 years old.

4. How did your brain injury occur?

At my birthday party, I fell 3 1/2 floors – off a building onto concrete.

5. When did you (or someone) first realize you had a problem?

The moment it occurred

6. What kind of emergency treatment, if any, did you have?

I had surgeries for my physical condition. I have had no assistance with brain injury.

7. Were you in a coma? If so, how long?

Yes. Three days, I believe

8. Did you do rehab? What kind of rehab (i.e…

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Report: Majority of military misconduct dismissals linked to brain injury, mental health

Source: Report: Majority of military misconduct dismissals linked to brain injury, mental health

 

Source: <a href=”https://lookingforthelightblog.wordpress.com/2017/05/16/report-majority-of-military-misconduct-dismissals-linked-to-brain-injury-mental-health/”>Report: Majority of military misconduct dismissals linked to brain injury, mental health</a>

May 16, 2017 / 5 Comments
by Looking For The Light Blog
Mem and Women have given their lives since we landed in the country, we called America. Enlisting to fight for freedom, they knew the cost and it’s not free. With technology, our government is paying for state of the art equipment to protect and defend. The highest ranks of Military Officials lied to every Soldier enlisted the Military will take care of your health whatever it takes.
No war is pretty, nor free, every war comes advances in technology. International Relations is not looking good for America. The numbers of enemies are growing. The past several weeks North Korea is testing bombs and making threats against American. We can’t fight every country who hates America. Who is standing by our side and ready to fight if needed.
If we are to remain a free country, the Military needs to quit playing games and using dishonorable discharge for PTSD, Brain Injuries, Mental Illness, the list goes on as you will see in the video.
From the President, Chief of Staff and Military decision makers to take away the right to health is the least our government owes them. If you are dishonorably discharged you loose your benefits. The White House and Military are responsible for this horrific treatment of PTSD, Brain Injury and Mental Illness if they don’t fit another category.
Our government has to live with every suicide. Suicide which leaves widows, children left without a mom or dad. Mothers, Fathers, extended family and church family.
Our government lies to get what it needs and change the terms to suit them. This is not a government I have faith in and my naive blinders are off. The public does not serve our government, we vote on the bullshit theme of a campaign which is rarely delivered once voted in.
THE AMERICAN GOVERNMENT SERVES THE PUBLIC, NOT VICE VERSA.
Please reblog to everyone who will or may care about the abuse of Military Soldiers.
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US Military not keeping their promise

Report: Majority of military misconduct dismissals linked to brain injury, mental health

Looking For The Light

Mem and Women have given their lives since we landed in the country, we called America. Enlisting to fight for freedom, they knew the cost and it’s not free. With technology, our government is paying for state of the art equipment to protect and defend.  The highest ranks of Military Officials lied to every Soldier enlisted the Military will take care of your health whatever it takes.

No war is pretty, nor free, every war comes advances in technology. International Relations is not looking good for America. The numbers of enemies are growing. The past several weeks North Korea is testing bombs and making threats against American. We can’t fight every country who hates America. Who is standing by our side and ready to fight if needed.

If we are to remain a free country, the Military needs to quit playing games and using dishonorable discharge for PTSD, Brain Injuries, Mental…

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Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Chronically Impairs Sleep- and Wake-Dependent Emotional Processing

Sleep. 2017 Jun 1;40(6). doi: 10.1093/sleep/zsx062.

Mantua J(1), Henry OS(2), Garskovas NF(3), Spencer RMC(4)(3).

Source: Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Chronically Impairs Sleep- and Wake-Dependent Emotional Processing

SHATTERED (BROKEN) DREAMS

Craig, we share some differing views on the core principles to maintain resilience – strictly on a personal level, anything working for anyone working at it is the best principle for them – but I do want to take the time to say I have scarcely been blessed with the time to explore your many publications and posts on TBI and related issues; even without full discovery of your writing, I want to let you know how prolific and passionate you seem. I truly appreciate this work you do, and have started my own discussion website blog fairly similar to yours. Once I work out the aesthetic kinks, I wish to emulate your work ethic and kind spirit in my writing, and in my invitation to others who may wish to contribute their stories. It is hard to regain written composition at my previous level, but if people can survive some perservation and run-ons, I am healing every moment and these will fade to dust in no time at all. Best of all the health and luck that there out there and that it comes your way, you deserve it!

Shattered (Broken) Dreams Can be Resurrected

SHATTERED DREAMS

by craig lock

An e-book being written and uploaded to Amazon, as I write it.

 

broken dreams (glass) 

BROKEN DREAMS

As children bring

their broken toys

With tears for us to mend,

I brought my broken dreams

to God

Because He was my Friend.

But then instead

of leaving Him

in peace to work alone,

I hung around

and tried to help

With ways that

that were my own.

At last I snatched them back

and cried,

“How can You be so slow?”

“My child,” He said,

“What could I do?

You never did let go.”

– Robert J Burdette (July 30, 1844 – November 19, 1914)

 “ Trust in the Lord with all your heart

and lean not on your own understanding;
in all your ways submit to him,
and he will make your paths straight.”

Proverbs 3:5-6 New International Version (NIV)

“But seek ye first the kingdom of God…

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This Is The Only Type Of Brain Training That Works, According To Science

https://acquiredbraininjury.wordpress.com/2017/08/23/this-is-the-only-type-of-brain-training-that-works-according-to-science/?noredirect=1#noredirectSource: This Is The Only Type Of Brain Training That Works, According To Science

Who knows where I will be in a year!

theheartoftbi

I have no idea where I will be in one year from today. I need to stay positive and keep doing the right thing. I hate that I am in the current situation that I am in, but I did this to myself. I chose to do heroin which led to my overdose which is what caused my brain injury. I can’t blame anyone else besides myself, I just need to work on myself and improve in any way that I can. No matter what, I am happy with the progress that I have made. So in one year from now I hope to be living on my own and dating. I have been talking to a guy that seems very nice but I can’t tell if we have that connection because we have yet to meet in person. All is hope for is that I can be a happy…

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Remembering!

theheartoftbi

Remember with a Traumatic Brain Injury can be one hell of a thing to accomplish. Hell, before today I thought I was just as fine as I was before I got my Traumatic Brain Injury, but that is not the case at all. I have to learn new way of remember materials. To me they seem childish but at least they are working. Like remembering the passwords for my social media accounts, I find it hard to put into words how exactly I am feeling but frustrated is not the right word. I’d say its more like an innate feeling, almost as if its within my view of sight but out my reach. Like how now, just now I paused to save my work, which I wouldn’t have done before. Its very hard to come to terms with this and I know that I am making the right decisions but…

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