Traumatic Brain Injury Links
TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY & COMA RECOVERY SITES
www.tbihome.org - This is a wonderful place for TBI survivors, caregivers, friends, and family to interact and receive support from each-other.
www.biausa.org - This is another wonderful site with a lot of helpful information about traumatic brain injury; What is it, how is it acquired, and many other insightful statistics from the Brain Injury Association of America.
www.waiting.com - A wonderful coma recovery site.. two thumbs up! This site was a life savor for my family and I to learn more about the different levels/stages of coma (the ranchos los amigos scale), and other very important and interesting facts about the recovery of a brain injury and coma.
www.comarecovery.org - This is another wonderful site for coma survivors, caregivers, family, and friends. It has a great discussion list where you can ask questions and learn more about the different types of coma there are, receive support, and learn more about what you can be doing.
TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY & COMA RECOVERY BOOKS
My Stroke of Insight - In this book, Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor shares about her experience of enduring a stroke from the inside-looking out. With a background in Neuroscience, she was able to witness this experience with a full and detailed awareness of what she was enduring inside. Many of the symptoms that she describes, are very similar to the symptoms experienced with a brain injury. I would highly recommend this book to anyone who is interested in learning more about the brain.
Brainlash - By Dr. Gail Denton - A wonderful and informative book to learn more about brain injury (the unseen injury), and the effects it can have on a persons daily life. I found this book to be absolutely wonderful, and very comforting/validating seeing as it was written by another traumatic brain injury survivor.
Coma, A Healing Journey - By Amy Mindell - A wonderful guide to learn more about the possibilities of a person's coma experience, and what you can be doing to help the person with their transition back to life go as smoothly as possible.
Coping with Mild Traumatic Brain Injury - This was a very good informative book about brain injury..whether you have a mild, moderate, or severe injury. There were a lot of good terms and definitions to know about that are associated with brain injury. Even though I didn't agree with all of the information on treatment in here, and think the term "mild' brain injury is just silly..this is just my own opinion after experiencing a brain injury of my own.
Over My Head - By Dr.Claudia Osborn - This was one of the first books I ever read about TBI..Dr.Osbourn shares her experience about going through a brain injury, and being sent to a brain injury rehab over in New York City. I thought it was a good book to finally be able to relate to someone else going through a brain injury, and her similar daily struggles.. I did not finish this book do to being too upset over reading about the way people with TBI are treated to recover in rehabs in general.
Alternative Healing Methods
Reiki - www.reiki.net.au - Reiki is an ancient Japanese form of energy healing. It is used by learning how to take the universal energy that lies around us, transfer it through our bodies, out our hands, and into the area of the body that is needed to heal. I would credit nearly all of my recovery to this amazing and beautiful form of energy healing.
* There are a few more good books and sites out there..these are just some that I have spent most of my time researching.