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Leo Barrera Conflict Analyst

Making Progress

So we are almost 14 weeks removed from the incident. In many ways Annette is doing very well. She is talking, constantly. She is perceptive and logical in her thinking. Her memory of the things that happened before the incident … Continue reading

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Work

I am a minor bureaucrat in a smallish department of a large local government organization. I am not particularly fond of my job. It is not exciting. I show up each day, do what I can, and leave at the … Continue reading

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Not all progress is good…

I went to visit Annette this evening, along with my wife and R. She has been recognizing people. Now she is nodding to answer yes and turning her head to say no. She hasn’t done this before and I was … Continue reading

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The Man Pled Guilty

The man who hit Annette has plead guilty to Felony Drunk Driving, ¬†Felony Hit and Run, and one more charge (I cannot recall what it is) related to Annette’s injuries.¬†At least it means that this will not drag out over … Continue reading

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Hanging out with Annette

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I don’t even have the worst story…

I went to a support group for families of people with traumatic brain injuries. It was a very interesting and enlightening experience. I found that my tale of woe pales in comparison to several of the stories I heard. Having … Continue reading

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The Diffuse Axonal Blues

Diffuse axonal injury is a nice, clinical way of saying massive brain damage. This term was introduced to me in the intensive care unit while I was looking upon the complicated network of tubes and needles and machines that were … Continue reading

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