Deb Brandon: Living in Radiant Color

Deb Brandon & Stroke TV Media

Stroke TV Media Live streaming broadcast (recording available on Stroke TV’s YouTube channel) Stroke TV Show – Stroke Survivor Story Segment I’ll be sharing my story of surviving brain injury during the “Stroke Survivor Story Segment” on Aaron Avila’s StrokeTV. The program will be available on StrokeTV’s YouTube channel.

A Battle Within podcast

A Battle Within I’ll be talking with Drew & Terry Niemann about the impact of brain injury on survivors and caregivers.

Happily Ever After: A Tale of Brain Injury

She lived happily ever after.
Or so she thought
Brain bleeds and subsequent surgeries ended the life she knew and her dreams of the future.
In the wake of the surgeries, she struggled to reclaim her place in the world, to regain the life she lost.

10 Things I Especially Like (In No Particular Order)

Gus’s a funny little thing, a mutt, smarter that I could have imagined. He teases me, changing the rules of games as we play, laughing at me from the top of the steep hill in my back yard, squeaking his toy as he tries to tempt me to clamber up the slippery slope to wrestle the toy away from him.

Over My Head

All too often, during the first few years into my recovery, feeling of it hanging there by a thread was almost tangible—whenever the headaches were particularly bad, when a new symptom appeared, when I was on the verge of collapse from neuro-fatigue. I feared the possibility of another brain bleed.

Enoughness

Speed limit 5 road sign

I read the first sentence: “An island is 2 miles due north of its closest point along a straight shoreline.” Oh God! What the hell does that mean? “Closest point along…blah blah blah” There was no way I could figure this out. About to panic, I took adeep breath. What if I drew a picture? … Read more