It’s about the body, as well as the brain

One of the most confounding things with TBI, that I’ve had to deal with, is the physical aspects of it. How changes to the connections between brain and body affect things like sleep, fatigue, movement, balance, pain… the whole nine yards.

I’ve been pondering this a lot, over the last few years, and the more I think about it, the more immediate the need for physical solutions is.

I’m running behind schedule (yet again) this morning — despite waking up at 3:30 — so I can’t write much now. But as soon as I’m past this deadline (tomorrow a.m.) and have caught up on my sleep, I’ll be able to write more.

Truly, it’s such a burning issue with me — and it seems so overlooked in the general psych professional population (at least in my experience) — that it bears a whole lot of discussion. Heck, it could fill up its own blog.

But I don’t have time to create yet another blog, so I’ll stick with this one.

And that’s progress for me. Two years ago, I would have just started a new one… and then let it languish.

Onward.

Author: brokenbrilliant

I am a long-term multiple (mild) Traumatic Brain Injury (mTBI or TBI) survivor who experienced assaults, falls, car accidents, sports-related injuries in the 1960s, '70s, '80s, and '90s. My last mild TBI was in 2004, but it was definitely the worst of the lot. I never received medical treatment for my injuries, some of which were sports injuries (and you have to get back in the game!), but I have been living very successfully with cognitive/behavioral (social, emotional, functional) symptoms and complications since I was a young kid. I’ve done it so well, in fact, that virtually nobody knows that I sustained those injuries… and the folks who do know, haven’t fully realized just how it’s impacted my life. It has impacted my life, however. In serious and debilitating ways. I’m coming out from behind the shields I’ve put up, in hopes of successfully addressing my own (invisible) challenges and helping others to see that sustaining a TBI is not the end of the world, and they can, in fact, live happy, fulfilled, productive lives in spite of it all.

2 thoughts on “It’s about the body, as well as the brain”

  1. BB,

    yeah, I’d be curious to read what you have to say about pain. For me it’s subtle – but still there. Even after ten years. I remember you writing ‘my clothes hurt’ – that about describes it some days. Everything freakin’ hurts . . .

    Cos

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