Tracie's Story, last chapter, September 2016
Tracie went away on vacation. When she returned, she was busy getting ready for her teaching job. She called me with her news:
The medication the last neurologist prescribed did not help her, and Tracie had to take ibuprofen on top of the meds to manage her headaches. Still, she is better now, and is hopeful that her neurological troubles will not come back.
We plan to get together to talk, not about her troubles, but about all the other parts of our lives.
See below for Installments 1,2, and 3 of Tracie's Story
TBI, Advocacy, and Drinking, September 3, 2016
A note reached me a few days ago from a woman whose brother suffered traumatic brain injury two years ago. She brought up a cautionary point about patient advocacy that I had not considered. She wrote:
The woman also noted the irony inherent in her brother not being tested for alcohol.
. . . he doesn’t remember the accident, doesn’t remember how many drinks he had before the accident or anything else about the accident . . . .
I am grateful to the woman for allowing me to share her experiences and wisdom.
Elise Rosenhaupt, author of the memoir Climbing Back, writes about her work as a patient's advocate and other experiences that cross her plate.
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