One morning, a blood vessel in Jill Bolte Taylor’s brain exploded. As a brain scientist, she realized she had a ringside seat to her own stroke. She watched as her brain functions shut down one by one: motion, speech, memory, self-awareness. Amazed to find herself alive, Taylor spent eight years recovering her ability to think, walk and talk.
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I discovered this amazing site before Christmas, but I’ve not got round to blogging about it until now. After my last post about brain injury caused by ‘one killer punch‘, this post acts as a follow up with further real life stories about survivors of brain injury.
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About 8yrs ago I slipped on ice and landed heavily on my right wrist. Although fine at the time with just complaints of a sore bottom, over the coming weeks I started suffering from numbness, pins and needles and soon developed a bad case of Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI) type pains as well as being diagnosed with Carpel Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) by my GP. I’d damaged the nerves at the top of my spine. What followed was a difficult few years.
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