Music can change your brain 

The way music affects the brain has been very interesting to me since the moment I realize music helped me concentrate. I would study and read with my headphones on listening to whatever came up on my iPod. I would listen to music as I read all seven Harry Potter books, as I studied and … Continue reading Music can change your brain 

Five years is enough

I have a question primarily for other brain injury survivors but if anyone else feels like they have something to say, you are welcome to answer. As I have said before, I'm having a lot of trouble finding a job, I have been to a lot of interviews and applied to even more jobs but … Continue reading Five years is enough

I try to think about the moment I woke up

Today is the 5 year anniversary of waking up from a coma. As I try to think back to the moment I woke up, I have nothing. People have told me stories about my mom and step-dad getting married that day at the hospital and I think that's why I woke up (Happy Anniversary!) The … Continue reading I try to think about the moment I woke up

Brain Injury group board on Pinterest

Yesterday I was invited to join a group Pinterest board called Brain injury group board, where brain injury survivors and caretakers share information to help each other. I was very exited about this and I would like to thank the board creator, Michelle, for inviting me to join the board, as well as the rest of … Continue reading Brain Injury group board on Pinterest

What surgeons can do with a 3D printer

What do you think Gutenberg would have said if they told him one day we will be able to print objects?  He would probably say that was witchcraft, I live in the 21st century and I honestly didn't get it or think it was possible until I saw it, it was mind blowing. I thought … Continue reading What surgeons can do with a 3D printer

Brain Injury Awareness Moth: Not Alone

February was Epilepsy Awareness Month, March is Brain Injury Awareness Month. For the last two years and this year, 2015 to 2017, the campaign for Brain Injury Awareness Month has been Not Alone. Reminding people that we are not alone is probably one of the most important things for a brain injury survivor, at least … Continue reading Brain Injury Awareness Moth: Not Alone

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?

One small step for me, one giant step for TBI rehab

I have been driven to and from work twice a week every week for almost six months, since I got my job, because of my fear of crossing the avenue between my office and my house by myself. I had been lucky to always have somebody to drive me or cross the avenue with me, … Continue reading One small step for me, one giant step for TBI rehab

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