Strategies to Rebuild Your Life after Brain Injury by David Grant

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Traumatic brain is like a giant eraser that removed parts of your life. David Grant explores how he developed strategies, that along with his personal stubborness, helped him reclaim his life. Strategies don’t remove the challenges but they can help improve the quality of your life – as his experience shows.

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The Slow Crawl of Brain Injury Recovery by David Grant

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David Grant describes his journey of brain injury recovery to find a “new normal” after he was broadsided while cycling in 2010. Entering the uncharted territory of specialists and hospitals, his cognitive challenges continued over time and increased his stress and anxiety. New difficulties with speech and memory undermined his sense of self and ability to work, jeopardizing his future. His insights into life as a survivor of a brain injury bring new insights and meaning to his life now.

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Hi God, it’s me, David – After My Brain Injury! by David Grant

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Since my accident, I’ve taken up an interest in nuclear physics. That alone is a bit of an oddity. Most of your Kids don’t realize that all the matter that we see, all that we touch, all that defines the word as we see it, all that matter comes from exploding stars. Every atom and molecule that makes me is a piece of stardust. Virtually every human being who has walked the Earth since time began is made of stardust. It’s a bit humbling.

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Traumatic Brain Injury Injustices by David Grant

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Sitting across from my dad last Sunday at a local eatery, he shared something that caught my ear. “The principal of our elementary school was just fired,” he said as casually as if talking about the weather.

He went on to say that she had a recent skiing accident, hit her head, and was having trouble with her memory. Students names now escaped her. Teachers she had known and work with daily were also among the unremembered. And the town took action; action in the from of termination.

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MTBI & PTSD – Living with a Traumatic Brain Injury by David Grant

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I watched her sleep today. Always the first one up in the morning, my brain often waking up an hour or more before I do, today I had the luxury of not jumping tight out of bed.

And she was smiling in her sleep.

And I was glad… glad that she was able to find a measure of peace away from the daily challenges of life.

We’ve all heard that old saying about a picture being worth a thousand words. But looks can indeed be quite deceiving. A face smiling back at you as you look at a picture tells you so little. Rather than a using picture to tell the tale, today I opt for the Thousand Words.

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TBI Traveler: To Infinity and Beyond by David Grant

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So much has changed since the day of my accident. I still struggle to live the life I used to live. As more time passes the reality that there is no going back settles even deeper into the very core of my being.

As I put my thoughts on paper today I am at 30,000 feet heading back North to New Hampshire, both Sarah and I are foot weary from a few days walking around Disney World. Though now well into year three of my post-TBI life, I still marvel at my naiveté.

How innocent I feel looking back on last week’s simple request.

“Sarah, can we take a short vacation from all things TBI?” I asked as we packed for our trip. “I just want to forget about it all for a few days.”

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No Two Paths are Alike by David Grant

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My Fate has lead me down a path where I do have a very unique insight into the realm of brain injury that only comes from living it. If you add together every bit of knowledge I’ve gleaned from the books I read, the websites I’ve poured through, the doctors I’ve talked to, the summation of all of that “outside information” is only a speck of dust compared to what I’ve learned firsthand by actually living daily with a brain injury.

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Two Years…After Brain Injury by David Grand

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In a few days, I mark yet another milestone. It was on November 11, 2010 that I was struck while cycling. Two years ago, I was living the last few days of my pre-brain injury life, never knowing what the hand of fate was about to deal me. For many years, my dad has said that if he had the chance to look into a crystal ball to view the future, he would most likely pass. When I was a younger man, I simply could not understand his perspective.

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When TBI Improvement is Hard to See! by William C. Jarvis, Ed.D.

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William (Bill) Jarvis) explores how TBI improvement is a life long process requiring goals, focus and accountability by survivors of brain injury. After the initial rapid gains of medical treatment and rehabilitation, many survivors find it hard to monitor the more subtle and gradual signs of TBI improvement. His experience and approach is testimony to the value of persi

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TBI Loss and Your Personal Power by Jeff Sebell

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Jeff Sebell explores how and why a brain injury or TBI can result in loss of personal power for survivors. When your brain isn’t functioning as it used to after an injury, the changes in a survivor’s life can feel like you’ve lost the power to live your life the way you want to and to be the person you want to be.
TBI causes this loss of personal power by filling the survivor with confusion, indecision, forgetfulness and passivity. He explores how to reclaim your personal power by focusing on how you perceive the world and using the power of your mind.

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