Brain Injury Awareness Month, March 2017

The first time I saw a brain injury awareness video was during Brain Injury Awareness Month. I thought it was wonderful. Every year, different ones came out, and they were all wonderful . I dreamed of one day making my own with beautiful graphics with brain Injury facts set to music and I’d be singing again. You see, after my brain injury in 2010, I lost my ability to sing. I wrote it it in this blog. It was just seven months that I reblogged my sadness over not being able to sing;

So, to have the two come together at the start of this year was truly a happy moment. It happened quite by accident. One day, while in the waiting room of a doctors office, I heard on the radio one of my favorite songs, The Lennon- McCartney song ” The Long And Winding Road.” I hadn’t heard it in a very long time and I had forgotten just how beautiful it was. That night, I looked it up on you tube and started to sing along. To my great surprise and delight, I was not displeased at how I sounded! Not great, but not bad either! What makes this so amazing is that a short time before this night, I was being assessed very throughly in because of a suspected stroke. 

You see, I woke up one morning with a frightening pain in on the left side of my head and a severe pain throughout. I sat up and started to speak to tell my husband that I thought it was trigeminal nerve pain, but, all that came out was a bunch of gibberish. Was it migraine or stroke? Well, after not one, ( in which it happened again) but two trips to two different hospitals, I was told that I probably had had a couple of mini-strokes. 

I didn’t appear to suffer any great damage from the incidents, ( although I did find out I few things about my health that I didn’t know) but two wonderful things happened; my ability to sing again, and my vision actually improved enough that it warranted a new prescription! That is amazing! I found one other story online of a man whose vision got better after an actual stroke, so I guess it does happen! 

Anyway, I recorded myself just for my own private viewing to see what I really sounded like and if I could improve at all. It came out satisfactory, so I then made a few notes on a pad and added them as I had seen others do and recorded it because I wanted to share my joy with my other brain injury/movement disorder/ TIA survivors to inspire them to never give up! 

So without further ado, here’s my simple little video. I hope you like it. And thanks to John Lennon and Paul Mcartney for writing such a beautiful song. The song in the background is a karaoke and not the The Beatles record. I do not own the rights to the song.

Janice Tindle, 2017 photo owned by Janice Tindle


NOTICE: NOTHING, and I mean NOTHING, from my website may be use without a request in writing to me. Permission, if granted, will be done in writing. Failure to do so will result in possible prosecution. I am the sole owner of my words and at point of publication on this site it is copyrighted as mine. - copyright 2012 Janice Tindle In 2010, I suffered a traumatic brain injury and other injuries when hit by an under insured driver. It changed my life. I now live with Dystonia, a rare and painful neurologal disorder that causes involuntary muscle spasms and abnormal posturing. There is no treatment or cure. The best one can do is treat the symptoms. You can learn more at I try to write about people and things that help and inspire my readers. You can find more of my story by going to I am also on Facebook, where I have five pages, Pain Brain -Anti- Inflammatory Foods, Brain Tears, The Positive Posters Page, Traumatic Brain Injury Resources Page, Janice Tindle- Writer. I am also on Twitter and LinkedIn. Simply Google my name and my published articles should appear. I've been published in Fearless Caregiver, Today's Caregiver, TBI Hope and Inspiration Magazine, The, and several other publications. I am currently a caregiver for my dear mother. My hope is to someday finish my books, "Get Back Up!" and "Galicia's Granite" during my mother's lifetime. Your interest in my care, recovery and writing is greatly appreciated. Thank you. Comments are welcome.
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6 Responses to Brain Injury Awareness Month, March 2017

  1. HelpHOPELive says:

    You have the most beautiful voice, Janice. Please keep singing and keep raising awareness.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Thank you so much 😊


  3. Lisa Garrison says:

    Janice, you look and sound terrific ! Miss you on FB….Take care and keep on moving !!

    Liked by 1 person

    • Lisa, I haven’t updated this blog in quite awhile because my year didn’t go the way I wanted it to. I got another TBI. I’m back on FB, as of August to sell things and get some research done. I’m not going to have FB friends again, not at this time, because I’m focused on my mission. But you can message me.


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