Introducing the TBI Flies

In the past several years of learning about TBI, I’ve come across a lot of information — most of it in words. Words, words, and more words. I’ve written a lot of words, too. And that’s been great. Sometimes, though, a picture says more — and it can be more fun, too.

So, I’ve created the TBI Flies — two flies, Blue and Green, who hang out and watch people deal with TBI… and talk about it from the outside, in. Green asks a lot of questions, and Blue has a few answers. Both of them have insights. Meet the TBI Flies:

Introducing Blue and Green, The TBI Flies

They’re going to be spending a fair amount of time here, talking about what can go on with TBI. And each image of them that I post can be viewed and printed out, so you can take it with you, put it up on your refrigerator, pinned up on a bulletin board, or whatever else you like to do with these things. I’m hoping I can do something that all too rarely happens with TBI — have a bit of humor about it all.

TBI can be confounding and frustrating and terribly confusing and debilitating. But so can many other aspects of life – and we don’t hesitate to laugh about everything else, do we?

I’m not making fun of TBI, I just trying to get a little “light” on the subject.

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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.

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