You’re not alone

Here are almost all the search terms people used to find their way to this blog in the past week. As you can see, people want to know about this subject. If only I had more time to speak to all of these…

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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.

4 thoughts on “You’re not alone”

  1. Not to sound creepy or anything, but having had two TBI’s and four A.B.I.’s, I wish there was a way to have a get-together with these people! “You’re not alone” proved to me that I am anything but! I was able to relate in some way to almost all of the search terms of other sufferers, which by itself means I belong to a bigger group of people than I ever could have imagined!


  2. Very impressive list. Tells you that well-publicized sports and military concussions are only the tip of the iceberg.

    Love that ‘I’m in love with my therapist’ brought someone to you . . .

    Happy Sunday



  3. Thanks T –

    Absolutely, there’s so much more to this. The search for “chances of getting tbi while im deployed” gave me pause. TBI is definitely on the minds of people in so many different ways.

    It affects us all, really.


  4. Hey Alex –

    There are a number of ways for you to connect with people — is one place, and is another. People are always looking for ways to connect. There is also Brain Injury Radio at where you can hear people talking about their experiences and comment and connect that way.

    If you look around online, you can find support networks for TBI survivors, including live groups, perhaps through your local Brain Injury Association. My own BIA chapter has regular meetings at least once a week for survivors as well as family and friends.

    Best of luck


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