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Mon, Mar 25 5:26pm · Adult Life after a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) in Brain & Nervous System

My losses become worse when I am tired, hungry, and anxious too. If too much is happening I get anxious and exhausted. The anxiety makes it really difficult to rest. I just keep walking around. Walking around outside helps, if I remember to go out! "Pushing forward too hard is a problem for me too at times. We are both RNs, I think that is a nurse related behavior. When I hear myself use the wrong word, (at first I didnt even hear it) I work with immediately correcting it and relating it in someway to what I was trying to say. I correct it with emotion and emphatic energy and with the correct word. Somewhere I read that increased emotion with the correct word, reprograms the brain. It has helped slowly. Thank you Dawn for your support. You are so therapeutic! I love getting to know you!!

Mon, Mar 25 4:07pm · Adult Life after a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) in Brain & Nervous System

Yes we are still alive and as a different person. A favorite song I sing for self support is Getting to Know You, and So Lucky to Be Loving You! Maybe singing will help you too.

Mon, Mar 25 3:54pm · Adult Life after a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) in Brain & Nervous System

Thank you to everyone for sharing. There is strength and great healing that comes from not feeling alone and experiencing a sense of belongingness again. I also continue to grieve the loss of the past me, but with time and acceptance of the now me, I find my awareness focusing more on the future now and much less on how I used to be. Thanks to a group member who suggested singing or playing a musical instrument. Singing has helped my speech problems immensely. Remembering all or most of the lyrics has increased self confidence, improved my word finding problem, and increased my joy and sense of humor when I make mistakes or simply sound weird. My social anxiety has decreased as has isolating myself so much. Strangely, I no longer feel less whole. I feel more whole. I now know a different experience of change, loss, rebuilding, and regaining. I know more about life, loss, suffering, possibility and the deeply spiritual importance of valuing and supporting my own will to live. Life matters, things unplanned happen, but I can love and choose the quality of my life.

Mon, Mar 11 11:45am · Low Vision: Let's share about coping day to day in Eye Conditions

Constant. Drs. Have told me it is from my brain concussion/brainstem concussion and vitriol detachment, that caused a macular pucker. I still have zigzag flashes of light in this eye. Last week about 4 times. Also last week this eye had eyelid twitching, spasms. for two days. I just tolerate it all. No other answers.

Wed, Mar 6 2:19pm · Recovery after having a dacryocystorhinostomy (DCR) surgery in Eye Conditions

I never sent or posted any pictures so I don't know what you are speaking about. I never had any dry eye surgery in either eye. I think you are looking for someone else. Good luck.

Wed, Mar 6 7:48am · Low Vision: Let's share about coping day to day in Eye Conditions

I would be very interested. I have just beginning macular degeneration, but I have a macular pucker from a vitriol detachment when rear ended in a MVA. The macular pucker gives me double vision in my right eye. Can you post the title or authors of the research study? Thank you very much.

Sun, Mar 3 7:17pm · Adult Life after a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) in Brain & Nervous System

You so clearly describe this process. I still keep believing that I will heal and be myself again. But this week was the three year anniversary of my being rear ended and seriously injured and all I seem to be doing is comparing the past to what is now. Some days are strong and moving forward, other days stuck or moving backwards. But I am constantly in awe of how I took my brain for granted! Everything was so easy, now…not so much.