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 Don’t Like (in no particular order)

I’ve never really like crowds. But now, unlike in my pre-bloody brain life, I can’t tolerate them. I can’t process high volumes of information in a timely fashion. All data comes in with equal value, whether it is a loud shriek or a soft murmur. All colors seem garish, blinding, and all tactile input is harsh to the touch. Everything is a blur, without shape, chaotic. I can’t make order out of the chaos. I have nothing to anchor me and my incoherent thoughts. My brain lacks the ability to file information away under recognizable labels.

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.