I had read to me a story about a man in the UK who had a severe TBI http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/real-life-stories/jack-martindale-lay-coma-30-4489462 .Summary: this man got medical care, treatments, and a year of inpatient TBI rehab, found he had hypergraphia (triggered by his temporal lobe DIA) and so wrote a book about his ” battle with TBI” . There is and can be no battle with TBI it is an injury to the brain. How can you battle an injury to the brain ?
*Unfortunately in New Zealand needed medical care, treatments and rehab for most people who have a severe TBI remains an unmet need. And the NZ medical system’s negative& ignorant thinking/views about the TBI patient being a burden are often taken on by a family (while they are in shock).
The title of his book must reflect his the battle within. Perhaps he was identifying with then fighting his newly created egocentric self . Many people, following a severe TBI, do not regain memory/bodily functions cannot go back to school and graduate (thus be seen as “socially successful”). In that the book sends the message, if you can do what you did before the TBI , then you will be viewed by the world as “successful” then with those conditions of “normalcy” will you have won the battle with TBI. If you look to the world to define success for you and tell you what success is you will always be disappointed and always feel incomplete(unsuccessful).
Where does the meme of the book leave the rest of us with severe TBI are we to be judged “unsuccessful ” in wheelchairs or lurching across the sidewalk like a drunken sailor, unable to feed ourselves or remember things that happened a few minutes ago , but we are here now -teaching compassion for any that have eyes to see.
In a TBI physical and mental abilities are either gone, are relearned fully or partially if consciousness allows for access to memory function(gamma waves in the field of energy). You cannot “battle” memory loss. The brain as like a radio it picks up frequencies and the more negative( lower range) you are “the worse your tuning is”.
Fact: Memory is not stored in the brain.
Most neurologists have been taught and believe many theories about the brain( theory of memory, theory of how the neurons communicate & theory of no “plasticity” which have been proved incorrect) they cannot answer the big questions . No answers as to how it possible that a person can destroy the brain’s (so called) “language centers Broca’s area and Wernickes area “and yet still retain the memory (ability)to speak.?How is it that that people born without a cerebellum ( a region of the brain that is said to play an important role in motor control )have motor control function as though they have one?. Why did that person with a TBI start speaking a different language, one that they did not know before the TBI ?