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Chapter 9: TBI - The Unsung Heroes

Nurses and doctors are surely life savers and have things covered on the front lines, with their gifts of knowledge, experience, and ability to use their intellect for our benefit in times of crisis.  1,041 more words

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Chapter 8: TBI - What They Do Tell You and How

Just as I was getting used to being on the ward and settling in to what I thought would be another long process with good results at the end of it, a resident came into Pat’s room just twelve days after the move from I.C.U. 1,703 more words

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Chapter 7: TBI - What They Don't Tell You

Some medications would improve one part of Pat’s system and then cause another to react negatively, requiring adjustments or changes that caused other side effects and the day to day ups and downs dragged me through one emotion after another.  1,534 more words

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Chapter 6: TBI - Music, Dreams & Memories

“When you’re born a light is switched on, a light which shines up through your life. As you get older the light still reaches you, sparkling as it comes up through your memories. 1,186 more words

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Chapter 5: TBI - The First Trip Home

“A singe person is missing for you and the whole world is empty.” – Joan Didion, on grief

There was a point in my journal writing that I noticed I was no longer just telling a story about Pat; I was actually talking to him, in my thoughts, in my words, as if I was thinking that someday, when he was better, when he was rebuilding his life, he would be able to read it and know all that had happened to him and to me, to our family.  827 more words

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Chapter 4: TBI - "If"

Spending most of the day, every day, in the I.C.U. with Pat meant that I was aware of every blood test result, every time they tested him for responses, and I reacted in some way to each little thing that went on, asking as many questions as I could to keep myself in tune with whatever was happening.  871 more words

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Chapter 3: TBI - "No Life Threatening Injuries ..."

“No life threatening injuries.”  That was the report I received while riding in the car to Edmonton that night, from my son.  He had turned around after confirmation that Pat was being flown to Edmonton and he went straight to the University Hospital to be there when STARS arrived.  1,082 more words

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