Work on the book TBI S.O.S. continues. I wanted to be systematic about things and post the chapters in the order that they’ll eventually show up, but that’s taking too long. So, I’m going piecemeal, posting the pieces as I write them.
I’ll get there…
As a TBI survivor, the nature of the injury takes on a different character – it has a different meaning for me. All the statistics matter in the grand scheme of things, but that all gets too overwhelming and disorienting. What matters about the nature of my injury (or shall we say, injuries, since I’ve had a number of them), is that it has always been chronic – long after the obvious issues had passed.
Each time I was concussed, I lost a part of myself. Sometimes I built that part back, sometimes it stayed missing. Some of the things I’ve lost seem to have disappeared for good.