Patient Able to Pour Milk – Setting Goals That Matter

Getting the right help can make all the difference – great post!


Short version:

At the end of the day, what matters is whether or not you can live your life the way you want. To get from where you are to where you want to be, it is important to set small goals that you can reach. When you reach a goal, then set another small goal that you can reach. Put enough small goals together and you end up achieving a big goal. Goals and treatments in your chart notes should relate directly to your life. You can work with providers about the things that are important to you. It’s okay for goals to be written in plain language instead of medical terminology so you can understand them. You can ask for a copy of the goals in your chart notes at any time. If you don’t agree with the goals they write, you can discuss changing them and write…

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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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