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The Silver Lining

After countless words on the negative effects of brain injury, I’m going to say something surprising. A brain injury isn’t all bad. As life altering as it is, in some ways it made our lives better. We used to take … Continue reading

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The Rumors are TRUE!!!

I can’t believe it! I can’t believe it! I can’t believe it! It’s here…it’s FINALLY here! My book, Daddy’s Different: A look at Brain Injury through a child’s eyes is available for purchase. I must say, as a writer, it’s … Continue reading

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Accepting new Life after Death…

It’s an odd thing to miss someone who’s standing right in front of you. But for a while, that’s what I did. Even though my husband was still physically there, ‘the man I knew, the man I loved’ was somewhere … Continue reading

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Back to normal…

With most tragedies, so much of the devastation is found in the days and years after the initial event. Long after the visitors go home and the get well flowers die, the real recovery begins. For so long, it seemed … Continue reading

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Wishing for a SCAR?

One of the most challenging things about a brain injury is that it seems impossible to describe to an outsider. Before my husband’s injury, I myself was an outsider. I knew very little about the brain or how important it … Continue reading

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Hope for the Hopeless

I remember in the beginning of my husband’s recovery, the doctors and nurses were very bleak in their prognosis. They were cautious to give us any sort of Hope, or “False Hope” as they had stated. “He may never recover,” … Continue reading

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Stronger are the Broken…

Hemingway once said, “We are stronger in the places we’ve been broken.” I have found this to be true. As I sat in the dark hospital room watching my newly awoken husband stare at the wall, my mother-in-law turned to … Continue reading

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