“Too many of us are OK with the NFL’s violence, because we don’t know these men.”-Shaun King

As you all get ready for the Super Bowl tomorrow I would like to leave you with this great article I found through the  Traumatic Brain Injury Resource Center on Facebook. They usually have interesting articles on information about Traumatic Brain Injury and every now and then I read one about concussions and brain injuries in football … Continue reading “Too many of us are OK with the NFL’s violence, because we don’t know these men.”-Shaun King

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What happens to our brain and skull when they move?

What happened within this player's skull I read this article a couple of days ago and I can't stop thinking about it. It gave me a better understanding of my brain injury and why they tell me I have to avoid any sudden movements of my head, like on a rollercoaster. For some reason I … Continue reading What happens to our brain and skull when they move?

Health un-insurance

Remember I talked about having to go on my own for healthcare? Well that is just going great. In one month I used all my medicine coverage quota. Because of this, today I had to pay $730 worth of medicine, and we weren't getting all of them. I still have to get another anti seizure … Continue reading Health un-insurance

What not to say to a brain injury survivor

I never know how to react to certain situations, or how to respond to things people tell me. But as I read in this article, 6 things you should never say to a brain injury survivor, people say the wrong things to a lot of brain injury survivors. This list includes most of those situations … Continue reading What not to say to a brain injury survivor

A better understanding of TBI

Now I understand better what happened. I know I hit my head, but I didn't really understand what happened and why it was called a Traumatic Brain Injury. I thought it meant that it was so scary that I would be, or should be traumatized. But apart from being extra careful when crossing the street, … Continue reading A better understanding of TBI

Parkinson’s and TBI

"Traumatic Brain Injury later in life increases Parkinson's risk". After reading this title for an article, I immediately thought a Parkinson's disease was one of the effects of a TBI, and I was going to go yell at somebody for never telling me that. That scared me, even though I didn't have the TBI later … Continue reading Parkinson’s and TBI

Sing and dance in therapy

Experts: Music Therapy Has Dramatic Effect On Brain Injury Patients As I've mentioned before, I received music therapy in the rehab center I attended here in Puerto Rico, and I can say that what this article says is true. This not only helped me, but other patients who suffered strokes, and Parkinson's, as well as other … Continue reading Sing and dance in therapy

Brain injuries and effects

When talking about brain injury, I focus more on Traumatic Brain Injury because it is the brain injury I know the most about, but it is not the only type of Brain Injury; this does not happen just by hitting our head. Some other types of brain injuries include Strokes, Tumors, Hemorrhages, Encephalitis,Hydrocephalus, Hypoxic and … Continue reading Brain injuries and effects

National Brain Injury Awareness Month

Today, we begin March, or Brain Injury Awareness Month. Because of this, I would like to dedicate all, or most of my blog posts to sharing information about TBI or other brain injuries. A brain injury is not something that just happened to me, this is something that we all should be aware of. There … Continue reading National Brain Injury Awareness Month