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Angela Ronson
Works at http://thoughtfulveg.blogspot.com/
Attended San Francisco State University
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writer
Employment
  • 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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I can explain, which is weird, but someone else can explain that.
In the beginning of my disability, I thought I had Locked-In Syndrome. It was mistaken for being vegetative, or PVS. "THE WALLED IN ALIVE DISEASE! (French term for locked-in syndrome)" is plain to see here. http://spiritualsc...
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#braininjury U can add songs here also. I'm hoping to bring back memories.
http://braininjuryknow.blogspot.com/2016/07/i-remember-that-song.html
Music has happened throughout my life.@darold if I could play, I prolly would. I grew up playing piano. I did my 1st recital at 5. I taught myself guitar. I even did a yr of trumpet in gradeschool. Maybe I will find some ingenious computer program. In the meantime I listen n make playlists.
 
piano lessons is not a covered therapy. It never was. (Music therapy is seen as a luxury.) It's common to see music cut from programs. (Schools are notorious for cutting music.)
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just my thoughts... (oxygen)
Here's a big problem...all services cut off before a brain injury victim
is done recovering.(This is my take and not anybody's quote.) "Throw
'em in a box and forget about 'em." Loved ones find out about HBOT. The
brain injury survivor isn't getting anyt...
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The following is an e-mail a friend did. The article is at http://www.mercedsunstar.com/2012/02/04/2217293/mike-tharp-they-thought-she-would.html (Correction, the article is now only here because the newspaper changed ownersh...
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U may not be the same, https://youtu.be/zwttfG6vZIM It's not necessarily the brain injury. It may be that the brain injury is masking another reason. http://braininjuryknow.blogspot.com/2014/06/brain-injury-and-near-death-experience.html
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 I see music as having a big impact.
Music therapy can do this part, as the whole therapy is taking a long time to approve, http://braininjuryknow.blogspot.com/2016/03/using-that-hand-again.html
I recommend singing for speech problems. "Breath from the diaphragm." I didn't get that advice from speech therapy, but yrs ago from grade school music  (Hint: if ur not producing sound when trying to speak, it MIGHT be breathing. It's not always.)
SOCIAL SKILLS come as well. "Recent research documents that musical exposure can increase verbal memory, and with it, language acquisition. With that increased language skill comes increased social skills as well" https://www.wisconsinmedicalsociety.org/professional/savant-syndrome/resources/articles/musical-genius-blindness-and-mental-handicap-an-intriguing-triad/
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If I remember to, I will.
+A Family's Urgent Care Dr. Robin L. Trumbull +Shield HealthCare provides all my medical supplies- Medicare n Medi-Cal (Medicaid) pay for what I receive, They even do the actual feeding tube that is considered medical equipment.
 
Aaron Baker is an extraordinary survivor! He is looking forward to sharing his recovery journey with the spinal cord injury community. #survivor   #determination  
Join Shield HealthCare on July 28, 2016 for a free webinar on "Life After Spinal Cord Injury" feat. Aaron Baker, Spinal Cord Injury Lifestyle Specialist.
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I Remember That Song!
 I see music as having a big impact. Music As a Healer The music of the savant is delightful in its own right, and we are
its beneficiaries. But it has a healing aspect to it also for the savant
himself or herself. The 60 Minutes program title “Musically ...
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 I use MySpace. My wall is a mess, tho cuz I play music at night, but I have playlists. I've had many. Websites will fold, or I'll just delete.  https://myspace.com/angelar70
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Here's a big problem...all services cut off before a brain injury victim is done recovering...(This is my take n not anybody's quote.) "Throw 'em in a box n forget about 'em." Loved ones find out about HBOT. The brain injury survivor isn't getting anything. HBOT is something. The BI survivor will benefit of course. There are some other unorthodox therapies having the same effect (for example music n equestrian therapy- horses). All of a sudden, a therapy starts. There's improvement. The therapy is credited. In reality, therapy in general should have been provided all along. HBOT has the added benefit of oxygen. U can get oxygen in other ways. I did. Here's 1: http://tropicalsynapses.blogspot.com/2016/05/oxygen-as-treatment-for-migraine.html
We've long known that oxygen, when given in a high flow mask form, often relieves cluster and sometimes migraine headache. Such treament is safe and often effective, but Medicare's current rules prohibit coverage of axygen fo...
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It would be so easy to give a brain injury survivor a prescription for that. Any medical supply can deliver that to your home. If u get mail, u should be able to get.
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+Clay Steiner  your name is already  in the credits of this video. It's when I first used Freeplay Music.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DhJcFxP6y9E
Add this to your arsenal. It clearly shows rewiring more than 1 yr later. My injury was 2002. Rewiring did NOT happen in the 1st yr. The pics are 12/12/2014 n 12/12/2015.
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This is Anita Moorjani https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rhcJNJbRJ6U
Her incident was recent. She was dying from cancer, went into a coma, had an NDE, came out of coma, n her cancer disappeared.

I follow this same pattern...I'm dying from an AVM stroke, coma, then NDE, came out of coma, I slowly recover. (She quickly recovered.) My AVM disappeared, since it's no longer in records.

I explain what happened to the AVM. I leave slowly getting better to
Adult neurogenesis n stem cells.
The NDE is left to personal interpretation. I have no recollection of mine due to my injury. I can only repeat what I have read. I have had 1 as seen by my behavior.
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This goes along with my cover photo, "I Think, Therefore I'm Dangerous." Pair it with "Ur wrong!" n u got my attitude.
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