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We are here to tell our stories about what Post Concussion Syndrome (PCS) has meant to us. The trails, the challenges, the outcomes, the lessons learned. The conversations are real, raw and uncensored at times. Through the podcast we aim to: 1. Help others going through Post Concussion Syndrome and develop a sense of community through our story. 2. Provide a greater sense of awareness with the "Invisible Injury". Living through this has clearly indicated to us that American society has very little understanding. 3. Get help ourselves!. We hope to learn by doing, and hopefully this will lead to further understanding. Please note that Terry and Drew are not medical professionals nor should their perspectives be taken as medical advice. Keep Battling! Join us each week wherever you listen for the conversation! Connect with us at www.abattlewithin.com and on Facebook at A Battle Within. Reach out to us, tell us your story at www.abattlewithin.com/contact

We are here to tell our stories about what Post Concussion Syndrome (PCS) has meant to us. The trails, the challenges, the outcomes, the lessons learned. The conversations are real, raw and uncensored at times. Through the podcast we aim to: 1. Help others going through Post Concussion Syndrome and develop a sense of community through our story. 2. Provide a greater sense of awareness with the "Invisible Injury". Living through this has clearly indicated to us that American society has very little understanding. 3. Get help ourselves!. We hope to learn by doing, and hopefully this will lead to further understanding. Please note that Terry and Drew are not medical professionals nor should their perspectives be taken as medical advice. Keep Battling! Join us each week wherever you listen for the conversation! Connect with us at www.abattlewithin.com and on Facebook at A Battle Within. Reach out to us, tell us your story at www.abattlewithin.com/contact
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We are here to tell our stories about what Post Concussion Syndrome (PCS) has meant to us. The trails, the challenges, the outcomes, the lessons learned. The conversations are real, raw and uncensored at times. Through the podcast we aim to: 1. Help others going through Post Concussion Syndrome and develop a sense of community through our story. 2. Provide a greater sense of awareness with the "Invisible Injury". Living through this has clearly indicated to us that American society has very little understanding. 3. Get help ourselves!. We hope to learn by doing, and hopefully this will lead to further understanding. Please note that Terry and Drew are not medical professionals nor should their perspectives be taken as medical advice. Keep Battling! Join us each week wherever you listen for the conversation! Connect with us at www.abattlewithin.com and on Facebook at A Battle Within. Reach out to us, tell us your story at www.abattlewithin.com/contact

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Episodes

012: A Chat with Dr. Rochester

5/13/2019
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We are here to telling stories about what Post Concussion Syndrome (PCS) has meant to us and our guests. The conversations are around the trails, the challenges, the outcomes, and the lessons learned. The conversations are real, raw and uncensored from both the survivor and caregiver perspectives. Through the podcast we aim to: If you have been listening in up until this point, you know Dr. Rochester was an amazing doctor to Terry during her recovery. We are both forever grateful for his...

Duration:00:49:52

011: Migraines and Getting Up

5/6/2019
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We are here to telling stories about what Post Concussion Syndrome (PCS) has meant to us and our guests. The conversations are around the trails, the challenges, the outcomes, and the lessons learned. The conversations are real, raw and uncensored from both the survivor and caregiver perspectives. Through the podcast we aim to: In today's episode we are going to talk about Migraine type headaches and getting out of bed. For many with PCS these are everyday significant symptoms and...

Duration:00:23:58

010: Terry's Takes

4/29/2019
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Hello again everyone, welcome back to A Battle Within! If you are new, we welcome you as well. This is a podcast about our life experiences dealing with Post Concussion Syndrome. (PCS) I'm Drew Niemann and I'm joined by Terry Niemann, my wife and the inspiration for the podcast. Before I get started on some background for this episode I wanted to say thanks. Thanks to you for listening in. We have had a wonderful experience so far and that would not have been possible without you. We are...

Duration:00:17:16

009: Joe Morris Volunteers His Story

4/22/2019
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Hello again everyone, welcome back to A Battle Within! If you are new, we welcome you as well. This podcast is about our life experiences dealing with Post Concussion Syndrome. (PCS) Today for the first time we begin exploring other folks stories as we chat with our guest, Joe Morris today. I'm Drew Niemann and I'll be joined by Terry Niemann, my wife and the inspiration for the podcast and Joe in just a moment. Joe is as real and honest as one could possibly be, especially under the...

Duration:01:04:52

Notes From the Battlefield #1

4/19/2019
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Hello again everyone, welcome back to A Battle Within! If you are new, we welcome you as well. This podcast is about life experiences dealing with Post Concussion Syndrome. (PCS) The foundation and inspiration for the podcast is my wife Terry, who has battled PCS three times over a five year stretch. If it's your first time here and you aren't sure what Post Concussion Syndrome (PCS) is, I'd recommend checking out Episode #1. To learn more about our back story, check out Episodes 2 and...

Duration:00:08:42

008:Brain Drain

4/15/2019
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Today we are going to talk about getting locked up or what we have come to call "Brain Drain". Most affected know it as neuro fatigue. Terry has had to deal with these concerns on a daily basis for over 2 years. As always, we are also going to discuss some things that Terry did to help along the way and other pieces of advice. Connect with us at abattlewithin.com Show notes and resources are available there. We are also on Facebook at A Battle Within. The Facebook Group is currently...

Duration:00:27:11

007: An Adult Child's Perspective

4/8/2019
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A podcast about our journey together with Post Concussion Syndrome and lessons learned. I'm Drew Niemann and I'm joined by Terry Niemann, my wife and the inspiration for the podcast. For the first time we have a guest! Brooke Niemann our daughter will be joining us for a conversation. Frankly- we are putting her in the hot seat! If it's your first time here and you aren't sure what exactly Post Concussion Syndrome is, I'd recommend checking out Episode #1. To learn a little about our...

Duration:00:23:55

006: Battling and Beating Depression

4/1/2019
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Today we are going to talk about the depression that Terry experienced after the concussion and most importantly- what did she do to get out of it. The conversation is very emotional at times. Terry is extremely courageous in opening up about how deep and dark this went for her. Terry also speaks to trying to be okay with the new you. A topic many survivors struggle with. Hopefully it sparks a few ideas for you or for the loved ones you are caring for. It is important to let you all...

Duration:00:29:15

005: 7 Ways to Help a Loved One

3/25/2019
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In today's episode we are going to cover different ways to help a loved one as they try to recover and adapt from their injuries. Hopefully we can provide a few suggestions that may help. Today, I'm going to bring up some of the things I/we did in an effort to help Terry and ask her to offer input and make other suggestions. Subscribe to the podcast. We are on most platforms and would appreciate a rating and review while there. Connect with us at abattlewithin.com and on Facebook at A...

Duration:00:29:23

004: One Day at a Time

3/18/2019
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The first six months were tough. In this episode we discuss what it was like for us and some basics of how we felt about it. Terry talks to the pain she felt and the fact that she doesn't remember a good deal from that time period. She also talks about how after 2 1/2 years she is still getting better. Drew offers some insight from the other perspective, being the caregiver. Keep Battling! Subscribe to the podcast on itunes, Google or Stitcher. Please be sure to rate and review while...

Duration:00:18:15

003: Terry's Story - Part Two

3/11/2019
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Today Terry and I review concussion #3 and the PCS that immediately followed. We try to lay out the basics of the injury and we touch on how it has had an impact on our lives. As with the previous few episodes, we are laying out the framework of our experiences. Post Concussion Syndrome is a complex condition with many nuances. This discussion really is just the tip of the iceberg. Keep Battling! Subscribe to the podcast on itunes, Google or Stitcher. Please be sure to rate and review...

Duration:00:29:00

002:Terry's Story- Part One

3/3/2019
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Today we are joined by Terry for the first time! We spend the majority of the time laying out her first two documented concussions and the aftermath. As time progresses we will dive into the particulars much deeper. Like the previous few episodes, this is us building the foundation for what is to come. We review the first two concussions Terry suffered and the Post Concussion Syndrome which followed number 2. Keep Battling! Subscribe to the podcast on itunes, Google or Stitcher. Please be...

Duration:00:20:06

001: What Is Post Concussion Syndrome?

3/3/2019
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Today we review what a concussion and Post Concussion Syndrome are. We touch on the causes, some risk factors, the symptoms and potential. It is the an episode where we begin laying out the framework and to set the stage for the episodes to come. Keep Battling! Subscribe to the podcast on itunes, Google or Stitcher. Please be sure to rate and review while there. Connect with us at abattlewithin.com and on Facebook at A Battle Within. Reach out to us, tell us your story at...

Duration:00:09:31

Introduction

3/2/2019
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Welcome to A Battle Within. A podcast dedicated to those going through Post Concussion Syndrome and their families. The podcasts foundation will focus on Terry Niemann and her multiple concussions over a 3 year window and our journey together during the recovery process. All this in a effort to aid others who are suffering with the "Invisible Injury". Keep Battling! Subscribe to the podcast on itunes, Google or Stitcher. Please be sure to rate and review while there. Connect with us at...

Duration:00:03:17