Concussion – More Than a Bump on the Head
“I got my bell rung, I saw stars or I simply got a bump on the head” is what athletes would say after taking a hard hit or sustaining a blow to the head. More times than not the athlete returned to play without a second thought, without knowing that there could be serious life-long debilitating effects.
Seasons of Caregiving: Challenges, Skills and Strategies
There is one description families affected by brain injury often use to summarize their experience — “Life changed in an instant.” No matter the cause or type of injury, life changes and we change with it.
How to Access Healthy Food and Meals in Your Community
On the road to recovery following a brain injury, there are a number of health professionals that come into your life, various medical and therapy assessments that you have to participate in; along with trying to get back to doing your everyday activities such as driving, returning to work and activities around the home such as meal preparation and grocery shopping.
The year 2007 was like a roller coaster for my family. We celebrated New Year’s with friends and family in Punta Cana, DR. There was fantastic entertainment, fireworks, and the mood was joyful, happy and full of celebration. Being with my family and closest friends made this the trip of a lifetime.
The Devastation, Challenges and Empowerment of Change
When a person sustains a brain injury, the changes that this brings to one’s life can be extremely devastating. For some, during the first few hours, days and even weeks following the injury they are battling for their very life. When this battle has been won, the long road of recovery and rehabilitation begins.
Ways To Overcome
I hope to encourage others who have been through an acquired brain injury. Brain injuries can be the result of a all, a motor vehicle accident, a stroke, a heart attack or instances of trauma or lack of oxygen to the brain.
Terrance Brown – Breaking Down the Wall
It was the end of October when Dianne Radunsky and I sat down with Terrance Brown to talk to him about his life after brain injury. Terrance is no stranger to OBIA, having been a regular caller on the Support Line for over 10 years.
Brain Injury and Addiction
For many, the cool autumn weather is the prelude to one of the most marvellous times of the year—the holiday season. People become preoccupied with making to do lists, coordinating and attending various holiday parties, and arranging family dinners. This is all done in anticipation of sharing the holiday season with those who mean the most to us.
Brain Injuries Happen to Families
Perhaps it was a phone call that changed your life so dramatically. Although you didn’t know it then, many strangers would soon enter your life; most of them would be speaking “medicalese” and offering confusing and conflicting messages. One of the first things these strangers might have told you was that a person very close to you had sustained a head injury, was in a coma, and might never awaken.
A Story Unlike Any Other
Thoughts equal actions, actions equal outcome and outcomes equal your destination in life. What are you thinking? This is my personal account of that day in 2005 when I made a decision that would impact more people than I ever thought possible.