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Concussion Myths Debunked

At a recent appointment, a provider was astounded that I had suffered a brain injury and that my recovery was so prolonged. The reason? She said, “Wow! I cannot believe this happened despite you having a helmet on!” As I have been on a mission to break these societal misconceptions, this again struck me as … Continue reading Concussion Myths Debunked

Advocacy After Brain Injury

I have received questions about what advocacy looks like for loved ones and for those suffering from the effects of traumatic brain injury (TBI). This is incredibly important, as I’ve learned, following TBI. My needs increased and I needed help in ways I couldn’t possibly imagine. I struggled with communicating these needs to my loved … Continue reading Advocacy After Brain Injury

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Surgery, General Anesthesia and the Vulnerable Concussed Brain

Up to this point, we have learned of the incredible evolution of anesthesia since its advent, allowing millions of life-saving, painless, sterile, successful surgeries to take place every day. We have also learned of careful considerations in vulnerable populations. This last blog post will top off the topic of surgery in the brain injured patient. … Continue reading Surgery, General Anesthesia and the Vulnerable Concussed Brain

Slipping Into Unconsciousness: General Anesthesia in the Vulnerable, Concussed Brain

Most of the focus surrounding the outcomes and use of general anesthesia has been on two populations – pediatric patients and elderly patients. This is due to the vulnerability of the young, developing brain and the aging brain. In an article titled “The Hidden Dangers of Going Under,” it is posed that the negative effects of … Continue reading Slipping Into Unconsciousness: General Anesthesia in the Vulnerable, Concussed Brain

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