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Angela Ronson
Works at http://thoughtfulveg.blogspot.com/
Attended San Francisco State University
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writer
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  • http://thoughtfulveg.blogspot.com/
    writer, 2010 - present
  • http://braininjuryknow.blogspot.com/
    writer, 2010 - present
  • Sierra County Mental Health
    Behavior Specialist
  • United Cerebal Palsy
    Early Intervention Program Manager
  • Valley Mountain Regional Center
    Client Program Coordinator & Service Coordinator
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the famous vegetable brain
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I was diagnosed vegetative, PVS, and I am not anymore. Nobody will change that. https://youtu.be/ltGRQJJ5WiU

I have a BA in Psychology, and an MA in Special Education. I worked in disability, early  childhood disability, and for mental health prior to my incident. (For some reason I knew what to do, but couldn't move. I now have limited movement. All of this is typed with one finger.)

I'm a "vegetable", or PVS. I now have 1 finger I use.


My local newspaper did a story which a friend scanned into here, http://thoughtfulveg.blogspot.com/2012/02/angela.html


Keep doing your exercises, http://braininjuryknow. blogspot.com/2010/12/rehab-at- home.html. Even if it's years since your brain injury occurred.
 
 
 
Bragging rights
Vice President, Sierra Co. First Five, 2002
Education
  • San Francisco State University
    MA - Special Education
  • CSU, Stanislaus
    BA - Psychology
  • Merced College
    AA - Business Administration

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Looks Can Be Deceiving
I was one of these http://neurosciencenews.com/vegetative-state-awareness-neurology-2993/ It makes sense to me now. I
was very much aware of my surroundings but I don't look like I am. My
youngest daughter is at home. She says I have "bitchface." I looked...
I was one of these http://neurosciencenews.com/vegetative-state-awareness-neurology-2993/ It makes sense to me now. I was very much aware of my surroundings but I don't look like I am. My youngest daughter is at home...
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+Jason Snyder "Dr Wolf said:
“The magnitude of the action of probiotics on Ly6Chi cells, neurogenesis, and cognition impressed me.”
Everyone, probiotics reverse the negative effect.
262 million prescriptions are written for these drugs in one year in the US alone.
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Great Shot of My Hands
The photo above is
impromptu. I didn't plan it at all. My daughter was caring for a
friend's baby. He was fussy. I said hand him to me. The baby got quiet and my daughter took a picture. I looked at it later. It was a great shot of my hands. Look at my ha...
The photo above is impromptu. I didn't plan it at all. My daughter was caring for a friend's baby. He was fussy. I said hand him to me. The baby got quiet and my daughter took a picture. I looked at it later. It was a g...
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I wrote this last month on pattern recognition. It's something I had been doing for yrs. http://thoughtfulveg.blogspot.com/2016/04/patterns.html
Today I'm reading about pattern recognition. Go figure.
Do some of you remember you or your children using pattern blocks in school? These are the beginnings of learning geometric shapes in patterns. http://thoughtfulveg.blogspot.com/2014/07/not-my-game.html is so...
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+Clay Steiner  the PVS state was legally addressed before Terri Schiavo in the '70's with the case of Karen Ann Quinlan. Brain damage was already seen as not recoverable. The case of Schiavo drove it home. I was already doomed in the beginning. This is why "brain dead" n they'll remove the respirator initially. The respirator is in the Karen Ann Quinlan case.. Schiavo is removal of the feeding tube, which still applies to me, but nobody would dare. What do u remember about the Karen Ann Quinlan case?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3wh358Aq-6g
+ACLU of Northern California 
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Failing to brush your teeth may cause more than just gum disease and tooth loss...
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Sometimes the unexpected shows up in a picture. I wasn't expecting to see this at all. This is initially why I was determined brain dead. I just had the posture n nothing else. Now in this picture, u see the posture, but I add something else. Not only do I add something. but it is the exact opposite. I add life.
Somebody once said to me, "Are u decerebrate?" I wanted to answer 'yes.' That's what this picture is minus the baby. If that picture was of just me laying in a hospital bed, most would say it's the end of life n time to pull the plug. "Are u decerebrate?" or "Are u brain dead?" It's a rhetorical question.
http://thoughtfulveg.blogspot.com/2016/05/great-shot-of-my-hands.html
The photo above is impromptu. I didn't plan it at all. My daughter was caring for a friend's baby. He was fussy. I said hand him to me. The baby got quiet and my daughter took a picture. I looked at it later. It was a g...
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You Are In Crisis And You Are In The Middle
There is little for the middle class in an emergency. You make too much to qualify for government assistance. You are not rich, either. What do you do when a medical emergency strikes? It happened to me. Luckily, I've worked in a program eligibility and I h...
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+Clay Steiner  this is the hard scientific evidence.
I was 1 of these.
http://m.medicalxpress.com/news/2015-10-patients-vegetative-state-retain-awareness.html "In highlighting damage to the pathways that physically connect the thalamus, one of the hubs of consciousness if you will, and the m...
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+Darold Treffert, M.D. what would happen if 1 of these ppl had savant syndrome? Might u see neurogenesis +Jason Snyder ?
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To whoever keeps clicking on http://thoughtfulveg.blogspot.com/2011/03/developmental-profile.html Everything is pretty much the same. That's how slow it is. I wrote that 5yrs ago.
I used my lt hand n that report is only on that. I now also use my rt hand but it it is behind. My lt is good at using an inferior pincer (like a video game controller), but my rt hand is beginning to use it.
Implications for #braininjury n #stroke   keep doing your hand exercises. Although movement isn't as good as it was, it is something. Something is better than nothing.
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Yes. An article asks. http://neurosciencenews.com/vegetative-state-patients-recognition-682/ I can say yes because I am still "semi-vegetati

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