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Brain Injury–Pros and Cons

Cons: Loss of independence Sensory overload (i.e. difficulties processing sensor input) Emotional volatility (including depression, anxiety, rage) Headaches Seizures Memory loss Short attention span/easily distracted Damaged sequential thinking Trouble with task initiatio Pros: Heightened awareness (including self-awareness) More in tune with environment More of an extrovert Improved ability to connect with people Increased ability to … Read more

Two Showers, Six Shampoos, One Haircut

A five-day hospital stay. Yikes! Still smiling The pre-hospitalization packet said three to five days. Upon arrival at the EMU (Epilepsy Monitoring Unit), the nurse clarified: three to five days on average. A minimum of three, possibly more than five—it depended on how successful they were in inducing seizures. Possibly more?! Mid-afternoon, the attending neurologist … Read more