We take so much for granted

We take so much for granted, as humans. Americans especially. After my accident, and it was an accident (I wasn’t suicidal), I had to re-learn how to do practically everything. I couldn’t walk for close to a year, I had to re-learn how to eat, spit, talk, and pretty much everything else we take for granted. …

Art Therapy: Neuroscience and Brain Injury

Art Therapy: An Exciting Breakthrough in Neuroscience Anna Sandoval, an artist and Clinical Art Therapist, spoke with our brain injury support group on January 23rd, 2014 about the role of art therapy in brain trauma recovery. Anna presented an engrossing factual lecture followed by a hands-on exercise in mandala drawing. Because neuroscience has recognized that images are …

Are we too dependent on technology?

Are we too dependent on technology? I say yes. And here’s my reasoning: what am I typing this on? A PC, which is a piece of technology. I could also be typing it (and then publish it!!!) straight from my cell phone. Man, I remember when all you could do on cell phones was call people …

My life with a brain injury

Some thoughts I had today… For me, acquiring my brain injury was a lot like suddenly being taken from my old body and dropped into a new one. This new one may look exactly the same as the old one, but it’s also vastly different. I don’t even feel like the person I was before my …

Video games and brain injuries

Can video games be used for treating brain injuries? Apparently, yes. I suffered a brain injury in 2009. One of the difficulties I’ve had since then has been my attention seems to wander all over the place. One of the exceptions to this is when I’m engrossed in a video game on my Sony Playstation 4. (Note: …

The (dating) struggle is real

This is a problem I struggle with constantly. I hate being single – and I have had a girlfriend since my injury happened. But is it fair to the girl? I suppose all girls are different – and to some (like my previous girlfriend) my injury might not make that much of a difference. Some of …

Reading success after brain injury

Reading success after brain injury By Ian Casey I’ve loved reading all of my life. I think that probably has to do with how often my mother would read to me when I was a child. Right after my injury happened, I’d say within maybe 1-2 years of it, I would have some difficulty following and …

Here’s to second chances.

This is my second attempt at creating a brain injury related site. My first, Brain Redemption, kind of fizzled out after a couple years. I just got tired  of writing for it, I guess. But this site will not be quite as formal as my last one. This site I am just doing for fun. And if …