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Living with Long-Term Brain (Head) Injury

WILLIAM FAIRBANKS Interview with Kathryn Ryan on National Radio (4th Feb 2010)

LONG-TERM BRAIN INJURY

“There is excellent medical care immediately post-trauma. However, there is little follow-up after the initial trauma. Every day I have to come to terms with my brain injury, to learn. I don’t handle interruptions. It’s like being in a movie. Each person with a brain injury is different…and is affected in different ways. I do one thing at a time – break into little tasks. I really live in the present. No-one ever explained to me how to cope, how to deal with everyday living. I had to learn strategies for myself.

Difficulties in ‘making connections’:

I can only handle “one-on-one” situations. I can’t hold two thoughts in my mind at the same time. A ringing phone will interrupt my thought and sequence. I easily lose the ‘flow’ of the task I was engaged in. Then I have difficulty wondering what to do next! I have to clear clutter to simplify my life. Get easily ‘thrown’ Head injured people are often self absorbed. (Probably helps them cope with life through focussing??)

NB Everyone with a head injury is affected differently.

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How does a severe brain injury affect the individual?

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LIVING WITH HEAD INJURY: What It Feels Like to Have A Head Injury?

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Article Title: LIVING WITH HEAD INJURY: What It Feels Like to Have A Head Injury? Submitted by: Craig Lock Category (key words): head injury, brain injury, effects…

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The Lasting Effects from Blows to the Head (Concussion)

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Some Cognitive Effects of Head Injury

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Article Title: Some Cognitive Effects of Head Injury Author: Craig Lock Category (key words): head injury, brain injury, brain damage, neuro-psychology, medical information, medical resources Web sites:…

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