My first and last #bathroomselfie because I was wearing florescent scrubs! So I couldn’t resist! This was right before my fMRI, a scan that is able to not only see inside your brain, but show what areas are getting sufficient blood flow at various times. To the surprise of no one, most parts of my brain aren’t getting enough blood (oxygen). Next week I go in for a series of intense treatments to remedy this problem and possibly move me up three notches on the elusive “brain function” scale. Which means I could soon be living my best life at a “low normal” range instead of at...what it is now. Cross your fingers for me! #othergoodvibesalsoappreciated#tbisurvivor
This is Nathan, our youngest resident at Ryan’s Reach getting in the pool first time with Julie. All TBI‘s are different and Nathan’s affects his memory and motivation as well as some lingering tightness in his body. Getting in the pool I think will be fantastic for #bodymindspirit#ryansreach#tbisurvivor#progress
Prescription drugs are commonly prescribed to patients suffering from illnesses or injuries by “legitimate medical providers”. CONTROVERSIAL addiction issues have emerged regarding certain drugs such as
Studies have shown that only a small percentage of patients prescribed these narcotics become addicted! When WRONGFULLY used for pleasure by non-injured/ill individuals is where the overdose, addiction population lies!
I personally have used Percocet after my multiple surgeries for pain along with Ritalin and Adderall for my cognitive deficit disorder, due to my severe (TBI). I personally believe that more education, awareness & counseling is needed regarding these narcotics! Patients who use these meds have a very important responsibility for keeping them in safe places & out of reach from others. In the end, anything can easily become an “addiction” ... this generation lacks proper knowledge of the irreversible damage these drugs can cause when taken irresponsibly❗️
Good morning Palm Springs! Worked hard to earn this and nothing was going to get in my way to get here. Fear tried to creep in over my health, but I serve a BIG God who I put all my faith and trust in and He tells me to fear not because He is with me. So here I am! Thank you Jesus!