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Surviving and Thriving

Plateau… A Dirty Little Word!

By Meg Scaling | September 28, 2012 | Comments Off on Plateau… A Dirty Little Word!

Today at the Brain Injury Association of Michigan’s State conference in Lansing, I was extremely inspired by many of the speakers. One in particular spoke to me in a way that really made me think about the word PLATEAU.  She called it a “Dirty Little Word.”  I couldn’t agree more.  It was all I could…

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You are not alone

By Meg Scaling | September 22, 2012 | Comments Off on You are not alone

Who am I now? Searching for Pieces of My Former Self After a Traumatic Brain Injury By, Meg Scaling/OTRL Life Skills Community Rehabilitation & Associates, LLC You are not alone. I hear the same stories of sadness over and over again as I work with individuals who have suffered a traumatic brain injury.  Stories of individuals…

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“I am overwhelmed with grocery shopping, it takes too long and I can’t find what I need. It takes me 4 hours to shop!”

By Meg Scaling | September 12, 2012 | Comments Off on “I am overwhelmed with grocery shopping, it takes too long and I can’t find what I need. It takes me 4 hours to shop!”

Do you have difficulty with grocery shopping? Try this solution: Low tech: Create aisle specific grocery list for the most frequent store where you shop.  For example, if you shop at Kroger and Target the most, go to those stores and make a specific list of what the you buy there.  Then, take the list…

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“If I am driving and something happens like a flat tire, I panic and don’t know what to do.”

By Meg Scaling | September 4, 2012 | Comments Off on “If I am driving and something happens like a flat tire, I panic and don’t know what to do.”

Do you want to be more independent in the community, but you are worried that you won’t know what to do in an emergency? Low Tech: It is helpful to have a emergency protocol book located in your car.  This book should include protocol worksheets giving step by step guidelines to follow in case of…

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“Takes too long to shower because I forget what I have washed”

By Meg Scaling | August 31, 2012 | Comments Off on “Takes too long to shower because I forget what I have washed”

Do you have difficulty with tasks like showering? Try this solution: Create a waterproof magnetic laminate board in shower and create a list of your shower routine. Have someone help you and list your exact washing routine step by step. Type, laminate, and put this in the shower. Use a magnet and move it down…

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A Story of Pain and Hope

By Meg Scaling | August 24, 2012 | Comments Off on A Story of Pain and Hope

Almost all of my clients deal with some type of pain on a regular basis. Usually the event that causes a traumatic brain injury is traumatic for the rest of the body as well. Sometimes that pain is a result of broken bones and sometimes that pain is related to the nerves. One of my…

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“I have a hard time getting my credit cards and license out when I am at the store because my fingers don’t work like they used too.”

By Meg Scaling | August 17, 2012 | Comments Off on “I have a hard time getting my credit cards and license out when I am at the store because my fingers don’t work like they used too.”

Do you have a hard time picking up and grabbing small items? Try this solution: Put a small piece of clear packing tape on one side of the license or credit card.  Double the tape over on itself and stick on other side of card (stick to both top edges of card so you don’t…

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“When I go to a new doctor they ask me what medications I am taking and I always forget.”

By Meg Scaling | August 10, 2012 | Comments Off on “When I go to a new doctor they ask me what medications I am taking and I always forget.”

Do you have difficulty remembering to tell the doctor everything at an appointment. Do you feel overwhelmed when you try to remember the things you need to tell your doctor? Try this solution: Low Tech: It is helpful to create a medical notebook listing all of the following: General information: name, address, date of birth,…

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