When the going gets tougher and tougher and …

One by one, Jitish’s provisional aides bid their congratulatory goodbyes. Almost a year after the Trach and Peg tube were removed, it was time for the IVC filter to bid adieu. The removal of the Trach and Peg tubes were a long drawn, painful process. But at the time, Jitish was barely aware of his own state or surroundings….

What happens after? Understanding Brain Functionality

I have had a very rude awakening to TBI. I knew little to nothing of traumatic brain injury prior to the accident. Oblivious and ignorant. Until I was told that my husband suffered a Severe Traumatic Brain Injury. I didn’t quite understand the gravity of the aftermath and its long term consequences, until the Doctors and Nurses slowly…

TBI Rehabilitation – Assisted Living vs. Going Home

In early September of last year, I had to make a tough choice of whether I should enroll my husband in a Neurorestorative program. I had to evaluate if he was safe to come home and if it was even the right time for his development to be home. I had to judge if I had the…

TBI Recovery – Ranchos Los Amigos Scale

The Ranchos Los Amigos Scale of Cognitive Recovery is a medical scale used to assess the cognitive progress of individuals after a closed head injury, including traumatic brain injury, based on cognitive and behavioural presentations as they emerge from coma[1]. It is named after the Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center, located in Downey, California. The RLAS…

TBI – Rehabilitation & Recourse

Brace yourself. It is going to be a very long, laborious, and labyrinthine road to recovery. You know how people say, “Life is a roller-coaster”? Well, you have been launched into the mother of all roller-coasters that would make the Six Flags ‘Full Throttle’ look like child’s play! Ground yourself, quick, because he is having it worse…