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On the Air – Brain Injury Radio

“Prisoner Without Bars” (segment 3 & epilogue)

 

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The red light in the studio is blinking. A voice from nowhere says, “Your show will start in 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 second. ‘You’re On the Air.’” Then a second of dead air occurs before the Brain Injury Radio logo music plays. There’s no turning back…

“We lived a normal life…until we didn’t….”

In this third and last part of “Prisoner Without Bars: Conquering Traumatic Brain Injury,” I completed my husband David’s and my journey through the first year-and-a-half of our new life in this TBI maze. I also included an epilogue, which brings the story to current time.

I tell stories of how David loved the barium-dipped cookies during the fluoroscopy test to determine his swallowing ability – or lack of it. I tell how David insisted on having “dessert first” before all meals, of my crash course in Nursing 101, 102, and 103 before David was released to my custody – all too soon – from the rehabilitation hospital, and how he was honored as the keynote speaker at a scientific symposium in Colorado to present his research. I talked about David’s transition to home after rehab and eventually his return to his laboratory at Columbia University. The story goes on and on, as does life. There’s never a dull moment when living with TBI.

I hope you’ll tune in to my show, “Another Fork in the Road,” which airs the 1st and 3rd Sunday evenings of every month. The show starts at 5:00p Pacific Time and runs for 90 minutes. On the 2nd and 4th Sundays at 5:00p Pacific Time, Julie Kintz hosts “Quantum Leap.” When there is a fifth Sunday in a month, Julie and I will team up to cohost a show called “Another Quantum Leap in the Road.”

“See you “On the Air!”

Click on the bar below to hear this radio show.

(Clip Art compliments of Bing.)

“Another Fork in the Road” . . . Brain Injury Radio Network: “Prisoner Without Bars” Journey Continues (part 3)

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(NOTE: New Day, Sunday – Same Time)

What:        “Another Fork in the Road” . . . Brain Injury Radio Network: “Prisoner Without Bars” Journey Continues (part 3)

Why:         Donna continues her story of David’s Traumatic Brain Injury and their life together after TBI.

Where:     Brain Injury Radio Network

When:       Sunday, September 21st, 2014

Time:         5:00p PDT (6:00p MDT, 7:00p CDT, and 8:00p EDT) 90 minute show

How:         Click: Brain Injury Radio Network.

Call In:    424-243-9540

Call In:     855-473-3711 toll free in USA

Call In:    202-559-7907 free outside US

or SKYPE

If you miss the show, but would like to still hear the interview, you can access the archive on On Demand listening. The archived show will be available after the show both on the Brain Injury Radio Network site and on my blog in “On the Air.”

(Clip Art compliments of Bing.)

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