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March 20, 2017
In the past ten years, I found myself laughing when I thought of Hugh’s pre-injury days—those glorious days when I thought I was so busy and hectic. Once the dreaded accident phone call came and I rushed to the emergency room, I discovered what busy was all about.
February 20, 2017
When a loved one sustains a serious head injury, there is certainly pain and hardship and the list of hardships is varied and long. TBI’s deliver potent cocktails of mental, emotional, physical, and psychological trauma not only to the injured person but also to their families.
January 16, 2017
Some caregivers I know feel as if they are giving to the point of depletion. While some who have sustained a TBI and receive care may feel powerless and resentful with no control. This imbalance on both ends can create friction and despair.
December 19, 2016
As caregivers, the people we care for depend on us to be consistent and reasonable, stable and strong. Setting our intentions may be one way of realigning ourselves with our values and goals, so we can continue to give care in a positive way. With that in mind, I’ll share with you what my intentions are for 2017.
October 17, 2016
I know this is a hard truth, one that many doctors and insurance companies will scoff at, one that many people might think is unrealistic, but caring for the caregiver in tandem with the person who has a brain injury is vitally important. TBI caregivers need to be educated about brain injury and what it entails.
September 19, 2016
Here’s a question well worth exploring for caregivers: Am I reacting to daily events as if in crisis mode or am I responding? After the chaos of the first days and weeks of TBI, there’s much to be done; and a lot can be at stake if things are not properly handled as time goes by.
August 15, 2016
It can take years to accept a loved one’s afterlife, and it may take a decade. I’m not talking about life after death; I’m talking about life after a family member’s brain injury.
June 20, 2016
Healing is a process, and some might say we go through life in a constant state of healing from discomforts large and small that our bodies suffer daily. And then there are the big health events — the events that change nearly everything and rearrange our lives in ways we never saw coming.
What just happened? Can I handle this? And the one question many TBI spouses ask themselves: Will my husband ever be the same? Will I ever be the same?
May 16, 2016
If you are caregiving for a loved one with TBI are you tired of hearing, “Isn’t it a miracle he’s here? Think of all the blessings you have in your life!”
April 18, 2016
Caregiving can be an isolating and lonely job, and it seems to feel all the more lonely in the darkness and cold of winter. Stepping outside into the sunshine is a mood booster for everyone, caregivers and TBI survivors alike. The sun recharges us.
March 21, 2016
Why do some people keep striving while others give up and stop trying?
March 9, 2016
March is Brain Injury Awareness Month, so this is a shout out to the incredibly supportive BrainLine community.
February 15, 2016
If someone you care about has a loved one who has sustained a traumatic brain injury and they tell you all is well, don’t believe them. Look beyond the surface.
January 18, 2016
The New Year saturates us with advice about how to be healthier, happier, and better in every way. For caregivers, this advice rings hollow.
December 21, 2015
Who wants to admit they have mental health problems? We’d rather say, “I’m just stressed out.”