Statistics About Survivors of a Brain Injury and the Consequences Thereof

Good food for thought

A Fighting Healer's Travels

The slowest part of the body to heal is the brain. Furthermore, brain injury patients that are middle-aged females are the second most likely to reinjure their brains and/or injure another part of their bodies. The group that beats mine is males in their twenties.

Because of these facts, my Love has become very protective of my well-being, and at times it has been grievous. This is an honor that my surroundings are studied and disected cognitively by him and eventually by me as well. When I first arrived home, I emotionally wanted to complete everything I was known to do (give massages, dance, drive, etc). For whatever reasons, my view of my identity is largely, almost completely based upon what I do versus character traits.

The medical approach to the statistics is to tell the patient prior to his/her release that he/she should not drive until a neuropsychiatrist assesses…

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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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