Shireen Jeejeebhoy is an author, photographer, and social media addict who sustained a mild traumatic brain injury in a multi-car crash in January 2000. It took eight months to recognize and diagnose the brain injury. At the time, she was in the middle of writing a biography on the first person in the world to live on artificial feeding without eating even one morsel of food. Needless to say she could not continue. But after relearning how to write and undergoing brain biofeedback treatments, Shireen finished Lifeliner: The Judy Taylor Story and went on to write two novels as well as poems and a screenplay adaptation of Lifeliner. She also maintains an active Twitter account, Flickr account, a blogspot blog, and a website, which is dedicated to her writings and to sharing what she has learned about brain injury and its consequences.
Shireen has been generous enough to share some of her blog posts with BrainLine:
- A Friend's "Accident" Brings It All Back (1 January 2011)
- With Brain Injury, Problems Mean Derailment (10 November 2010)
- The Hidden Secret of Brain Injury: Hypothalamas Dysfunction (4 October 2010)
- Head Injury, Rising Heart Rate, and Diabetes: A Crappy Combo (30 September 2009)
Shireen Jeejeebhoy is an author, photographer, and social media addict who sustained a mild traumatic brain injury in a multi-car crash in January 2000. It took eight months to recognize and diagnose the brain injury. Check out her blog for her most recent posts.
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Anonymous replied on Permalink
AWESOME post. It's nice to find posts detailing the physical and biochemical mechanisms underlying brain injury, and not just tips for coping emotionally. I also prefer to be solving problems, not simply coping.
Good to know about the hypothalamic dysregulation after TBI. I thought my body temperature had felt kind of kooky lately. Glad there's a systemic anatomic explanation that I can do something about.
Thanks again, friend. Here's to moving forward as a subject of one of the great experiments of modern medicine.
Celeste replied on Permalink
What do I do? I have this problem too post head injury in 2012
cindy replied on Permalink
Do a search on Traumatic Brain Injury and Hypothalamic Dysfunction. There has been quite a bit of research into the topic, so you should be able to find an article that sums up your situation that you can share with your doctor to get the conversation going.