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Angela Ronson
Works at http://thoughtfulveg.blogspot.com/
Attended San Francisco State University
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the famous vegetable brain
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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.



Keep doing your exercises, http://braininjuryknow. blogspot.com/2010/12/rehab-at- home.html. Even if it's years since your brain injury occurred.
 
 
 
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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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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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I guess LIS can be a wavy line on top of mine. http://thoughtfulveg.blogspot.com/2013/06/its-on-line.html

Of course this is just my experience.
I'm going to pick on this definition, because it is not possibly true since I am the one writing this.The definition I am using comes from  http://www.thefreedictionary.com/persistent+vegetative+state. There are many others, ...
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As far as the line...my BA is in Psychology. It shaped me.
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"...something akin to LIS..." That's fine. http://thoughtfulveg.blogspot.com/2014/07/me-feisty.html
   Give me some ideas. What kinds of things should I be wring down? When I say I have ideas,  it's from menial  to complex.  Putting them down has no rhyme or reason. It  may just be my current situation.
   The govt still says I'm in a coma. Their loss. I'll get this out w/o them....n they'll get nothing.
  "Have you always been this feisty?"   The word "feisty" stuck-out to me. I had never used it. I'd always say I'm different. I never fit in.  When I was in high school, and people were getting black trench coats, I went a...
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Me Feisty?
  "Have you always been this feisty?"   The word "feisty" stuck-out to me. I had never used it. I'd always say I'm different. I never fit in.  When I was in high school, and people were getting black trench coats, I went and got a trench coat...but it was b...
  "Have you always been this feisty?"   The word "feisty" stuck-out to me. I had never used it. I'd always say I'm different. I never fit in.  When I was in high school, and people were getting black trench coats, I went a...
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They put things in perspective.
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Although I opened my eyes, I was on a vent months. The trache tube for the vent (in case) remained for yrs.  http://thoughtfulveg.blogspot.com/2014/04/my-hole.html
I have a hole in my neck...but I can breathe now so I don't mind. How did I get a hole? I couldn't breathe. I lost consciousness and I guess at some point a hole was cut into my neck to hook me to a machine to breathe, a vent...
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Supposedly I'm not conscious for any of this. Like the time my skin was ripped off my neck by the tape when changing that gauze u see,
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Pay My Billls (revised)
A vegetative state is absence of responsiveness and awareness due to overwhelming
dysfunction of the cerebral hemispheres, with sufficient sparing of the
diencephalon and brain stem to preserve autonomic and motor reflexes
and sleep-wake cycles. Patients...
A vegetative state is absence of responsiveness and awareness due to overwhelming dysfunction of the cerebral hemispheres, with sufficient sparing of the diencephalon and brain stem to preserve autonomic and motor reflexes an...
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The story has some different wording from yesterday, but is mostly the same. I had to recover it. Fortunately, I had an old draft.
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+Gary Williams  u might find interesting. The original post is on FB, https://www.facebook.com/groups/IFLNeuro/permalink/822611164417062/  FB changed their settings again. If u have a FB u can see if logged in.


The post is about the Emotiv headset being used for Locked-In Syndrome. This was an original goal of finding a brain-computer interface. U can buy the headset on-line, http://emotiv.com/

Some may be surprised,"I still have a bit of Locked-In or LIS."  LIS doesn't immediately disappear once communication starts. Writing this takes me awhile. Thank the drafts folder. Reading for u won't be noticeable.
Scientists are dismissive of the hype surrounding the Epoc device, yet advocates claim it can enable completely paralysed people to communicate with their loved ones. Does it give sufferers false hope?
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+Erik Driscoll  I believe LIS should have been around the time of MCS. This is why PVS should be more closely followed. Now u have missing documentation  +Darold Treffert, M.D.  my memory wasn't as good while MCS...tho I had some
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+Gary Williams this is why I continue to be vegetative.
Updated 3-1-2014 (My recovery is a separate issue. This only deals with the legal matter.) To say I'm a vegetable would be deceptive. So what does that say about the American government? Do they really say that y...
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Getting the govt to accept that the brain progresses (for better or worse) changes funding. Money is spent again in research n rehab cuz the brain can benefit. +Erik Driscoll 
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Unbelievable condescension fueled by ignorance. Yet +Angela Ronson 's response is admirable. And pretty funny.

#neuroethics  
I couldn't be reading this right. The first few sentences.... You read it. Dear Ms. Ronson: We are responding to your email to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) concerning persistent vegetati...
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This article perfectly illustrates the danger of using epistemically loaded diagnostic labels such as "permanent vegetable".

#neuroethics  +Angela Ronson 
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So what now? http://thoughtfulveg.blogspot.com/2014/06/pay-my-billls-revised.html  I'll just keep living my life, but there r going to be times like "WTF? Ur still alive?"  +Darold Treffert, M.D. 
A vegetative state is absence of responsiveness and awareness due to overwhelming dysfunction of the cerebral hemispheres, with sufficient sparing of the diencephalon and brain stem to preserve autonomic and motor reflexes an...
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It happened last yr in a rly weird way. http://thoughtfulveg.blogspot.com/2014/03/my-death-bed.html
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Music triggers memories.
With melody, rhythm and timbre, the unique effects of music harness the power of nature, culture and mind in the interaction of music and the brain.
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Do Vegetative People Recognize Loved Ones?
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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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TED Talks Neuroscientist Michael Merzenich looks at one of the secrets of the brain's incredible power: its ability to actively re-wire itse