BSTTW Family Support & Education
Can Help Rebuild Family Members & Burn Survivors?
Most of the time family members do not suffer external burn injuries. But they do suffer
people do not have the time to do so. Others do not have the ability to do extensive exercising. Limbering up your body is very important. It can be used prior to or your actual exercise. It will stretch your muscles, tendons and ligaments. As a Burn Survivor it is very important to limber up before you start Physical or Occupational Therapy. Also to help control and possibly repair contracture.
emotional trauma and confusion about how they can deal with their emotions, the trauma their loved one is suffering from, how their loved one life has changed, how they can
help their loved one recover, how to prepare for their loved one coming home, what to do when their love one comes home, rebuild their lives and reenter the community.
So many family members suffer emotionally because their loved one is suffering from a burn injury.
It can also be confusing why this happened to a family member. They are lost and do not know what to do or where to go. That is why so
many family members reach out to the BSTTW Support Team (BST). The BST helps family members and burn survivors to open up, deal with their
emotions and learn how they can handle the anger and the emotional and physical pain that a loved one can go through during the recovery
process. Some burn survivors may suffer for weeks, months and years.
The BST is available to speak with a burn survivor, family members or friends by
telephone, email, BSTTW Internet Audio Video Conference Service (BIAVCS) using Skype and other internet
services. If you have internet service, a microphone and web camera you can talk to and see the BST Member and
the BST Member can hear and see you. This allows you to feel at home no matter if you live
in a different part of the world.
The BST Member is willing to answer your questions,
offer you referrals, educational information, support to work through your personal emotions about your loved ones burn injury and how
you can not only help your loved one recover but you can work through the anger, anxiety, depression, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
(PTSD) and other emotions that you and your loved one who suffered the burn injury might be suffering from.
The BST Member can also refer you to doctors and lawyers who may help you and your
loved one. It is worth speaking to the BST Team. Learn more by contacting BSTTW by telephone at 936-483-9014 or by filling out and sending
the BST Eform at http://www.burnsurvivorsttw.org/eforms/supportemail.html. You will receive a response from a BST Member who will be
interested in learning more about you, meeting with you and offering you the help needed to rebuild your life and the life of your loved
one who suffered a burn injury.
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