This is the conclusion of my TBI series for Brain Injury Awareness Month. Thanks for reading! People do not know what life is like for TBI survivors and their loved ones. Our goal in sharing our story is to bring awareness. Empathy for others requires trying to see things from a different point of view … Continue reading Conclusion

Bill Chapter 12

Agitation- A state of anxiety or nervous excitement.   Irritability- The state of being moody, grumpy or touchy.  Egocentrism- Thinking only of oneself without regard to the feelings of others. I am a gregarious guy.  I can talk to anyone, strangers, friends, whoever.  I have no problem in a crowd of people joining in the group. … Continue reading Bill Chapter 12

Bill Chapter 10

Panic- sudden uncontrollable fear or anxiety, often causing wildly unthinking behavior. Anxiety-a nervous disorder characterized by a state of excessive uneasiness and apprehension, typically with compulsive behavior or panic attacks. Frustration-the feeling of being upset or annoyed, especially because of inability to change or achieve something. I used to go to the doctor for my … Continue reading Bill Chapter 10

Bill Chapter 9

Memory issues- a multitude of obstacles having to do with different types of memory.  Depending on which part of the memory is affected, the difficulties can be wide in range and scope.  The resulting behaviors cause frustration and can affect day to day life in jobs as well as family relationships.  I spend more time … Continue reading Bill Chapter 9

Bill Chapter 8

Impaired Decision Making- the inability to regard the cognitive processes which result in the selection of a belief or a course of action among several alternative possibilities; the inability to take into account all possible choices and come to a conclusion on a course of action. The slowing of my processing speed the doctor says … Continue reading Bill Chapter 8

Bill Chapter 7

Flooding- the inability of the brain to filter, leading all stimuli coming into the brain at one time with equal intensity which causes the inability to process each piece of information individually.  The brain overloads, and either shuts down or gets agitated in its frustration. It is important to look at my deficits because I … Continue reading Bill Chapter 7