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Scared and confused

Jan1494
  • By Jan1494 · Posted April 15, 2014
  • Journal · 0 replies
  • I received a closed-head injury in an accident in 1994. I don't remember anything for 2 weeks even though I was conscious. I had the usual problems afterwards: short-term memory loss, loss of balance ...

New member wishes to connect

survivoracceptance
  • By survivoracceptance · New reply March 26, 2014
  • Discussion in Living with a head or brain injury · 2 replies
  • I'm a long time survivor of a severe brain injury. Refusing to accept that my life would never amount to anything, I returned to college and then went on to graduate school. When I stopped being a student ...

The Inspire Q&A: Inspire talks with Don Dizon, MD

John2
  • By John2 · New reply March 19, 2014
  • Journal · 12 replies
  • The Inspire Q&A: Inspire talks with Don Dizon, MD Dear members, We at Inspire are pleased to bring you the latest in a series of Q&A interviews with people who are making contributions to helping patients ...

Our second annual report with Stanford Medical School

Brian
  • By Brian · Posted March 19, 2014
  • Journal · 0 replies
  • We just finished a brand new special report, “Experts by experience 2014: A compilation of patients’ stories”, in partnership with the Stanford University School of Medicine. It is a 31-page collection ...

Hitting a milestone -- 5,000 photos posted already

John2
  • By John2 · Posted March 18, 2014
  • Journal · 0 replies
  • From: John Novack, communications director, Inspire 3/18/14 Dear members, I'm writing to let you know that in a little more than a month, members here have posted more than 5,000 photos. Congratulations ...

Making Progress, Recovery through Acceptance 1971 - now

survivoracceptance
  • By survivoracceptance · Posted March 16, 2014
  • Discussion in Living with a head or brain injury · 0 replies
  • I've been asked to deliver this presentation at Adult Day Center at Preferred Providers in Ann Arbor, Michigan on March 27th. I got high marks on the evaluation forms when I originally told my story ...

My 1st Post- something to think about

ckgoduto
  • By ckgoduto · Posted March 1, 2014
  • Discussion in Traumatic brain injuries · 0 replies
  • On August 5th, 2013 my husband fell going up the stairs from the basement unto the ceramic floor in the basement. We called an ambulance immediately and they took him to a trauma center. He was critical ...

The Inspire Q&A: Inspire talks with Kathy Nieder, MD

John2
  • By John2 · New reply February 23, 2014
  • Journal · 36 replies
  • The Inspire Q&A: Inspire talks with Kathy Nieder, MD By John Novack, Communications Director, Inspire Dear members, We at Inspire are pleased to bring you the latest in a series of interviews with people ...

Introducing Photos for Inspire

Walter
  • By Walter · New reply February 13, 2014
  • Journal · 180 replies
  • Hello everyone, Today at Inspire we’re excited to announce the launch of a new feature, and it’s one that many of you have requested -- the ability to upload photos to Inspire. You can now add photos ...

Is there anyone out there whose child suffered an anoxic brain injury?

nannysangel
  • By nannysangel · New reply February 12, 2014
  • Discussion in Living with a head or brain injury · 2 replies
  • My lil girl just celebrated her 2nd birthday!!!! When she was 18months she pulled out her trach and suffered an anoxic brain injury which damaged the thalamus part of her brain. 6 months has passed and ...

Need Help Dealing with Father

Sad_Daughter
  • By Sad_Daughter · Posted January 2, 2014
  • Discussion in Family and friends · 0 replies
  • My dad was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma about 3.5 years ago. It has been awful. About two years ago the doctors found that the cancer was in his brain and he had lesions. They put a port in his ...

Thank You, From Inspire

Walter
  • By Walter · New reply December 3, 2013
  • Journal · 108 replies
  • Hello everyone, As Thanksgiving approaches, all of us at Inspire would like to take a moment to thank you for being part of our community. While we wish no one had to deal with the serious health issues ...

Cerebrum is not working

autowoman
  • By autowoman · Posted December 1, 2013
  • Discussion in Traumatic brain injuries · 0 replies
  • A family friend is 17 and was in a head on collision 16 days ago. She has been in an induced coma and now her cerebrum is not working. Has anyone experienced this and what should be expected if there ...

Life, Love, and the Pursuit of a Pain-free Night

Khatn
  • By Khatn · New reply November 19, 2013
  • Journal · 61 replies
  • This past week has given me a load of rows to hoe and think about. One week ago, my darling (and she truly is) 2-y-o Maine Coon kitten (don't care if she's 2, she's still my little kitten) came to me ...

Anoxia in the Elderly

TBoneinPA
  • By TBoneinPA · Posted October 30, 2013
  • Discussion in Living with a head or brain injury · 0 replies
  • Does anyone in this group have a loved one who is elderly with an anoxic brain injury? My father is 81 years old and about 15 months out from his injury (July, 2012). I would appreciate hearing from "older ...

brain njury

nospeednolife
  • By nospeednolife · New reply September 25, 2013
  • Discussion in Living with a head or brain injury · 2 replies
  • Got brain injuryat nine does each time you bang head make it wors I keep banging my head I bang head few days ago my head still very sore I banged it on wooden bathroom cabinet ...

My Daughter

smeraz43
  • By smeraz43 · New reply September 24, 2013
  • Discussion in Living with a head or brain injury · 2 replies
  • My Beautiful 16 year old daughter was diagnosed with Hoshimoto Encephalitis in August of 2011... So she has a acquired brain injury,it has been hell!! It has left her with swelling on the left temporal ...

Five million

Brian
  • By Brian · New reply August 5, 2013
  • Journal · 261 replies
  • Dear members, Yesterday, Inspire reached a milestone: five million posts written by members! Each of these posts, and the 700 million words they contain, are a simple measure of how much we all do to ...

A new Inspire report in collaboration with Stanford Medical School

Brian
  • By Brian · New reply July 22, 2013
  • Journal · 116 replies
  • As many of you know, Inspire has a professional collaboration with the Stanford University School of Medicine. Inspire members have written personal stories for the Stanford Scope column. I am pleased ...

Introduction

rp88
  • By rp88 · New reply May 24, 2013
  • Journal · 1 reply
  • Hello all, My dad had a brain surgery on March 9th 2013, and a blood clot was removed and about 1 litre of blood was drained which has compressed the brain for over 7 hours. He was not at home during ...

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