"Absense of evidence is not evidence of absense" Carl Sagan, Dragons of Eden
"I crashed a hangglider and racked up my head- bad- what's worse - they airlifted me!! sheesh-- I would have thought I'd had enough flying already....." by: Brian Weir,TBI survivor
As I put it to my doctor: "I had a few marbles to spare. The problem is, I lost all my spares and a few that I really needed and can't do without." by: Nick Blazanovic,TBI survivor
I tell people whom I want to inform about TBI to imagine their brain as a dartboard... having speech, thinking, intellect, walking, planning, memory, etc... for areas to be hit. Then close your eyes, grab a random number of darts and throw them at it! The result may be in one area, many areas, a few...who knows? Don't assume that a TBI victim is stupid! Maybe he/she can't quite integrate things enough to fit your frame of reference. by: Brian Weir,TBI survivor
"In order to be walked on, you have to be lying down."
No way! Be stubborn! The greatest indicator of succes in TBI recovery is said by some professionals to be how stubborn you can be: Persist! by: Brian Weir,TBI survivor
Browsing around your page, found another section with something I would like to add:
"No head injury is too serious to despair of, nor too trivial to ignore"
"The harshness, injustice and brutal disregard of complaints shown by physicians and representatives of insurance companies and their ready (assumptions) of intent to swindle do not foster wholesome patterns of reaction in injured persons. The frequent expression of unjustifiable skepticism on the part of examiners engenders resentment, discouragement, and hopelessness and too often forces these people to resort to more primitive modes of response (hysterical)."
The first quote is from Hippocrates. The second from a 1934 article, Straus & Savitsky, Head injury: neurologic and psychiatric aspects, Arch. Neurol. Psychiatry,1934. Kind of gives you a historic perspective. For an even more ancient anecdote, check out the Boy Who Could Not Remember. Submitted by Atty. Gordon Johnson.