Speaking of things getting out of order…

This is from “The Ghost In My Brain”:

Because of the visual nature of these representations, shifting through the indexes of all these ordered scenes that make up the flow of time may greatly tax the already overworked visual/spatial processing systems in a concussive’s brain. And as we are seeing in so many different ways, for concussives this visual processing is often the scarce resource that has to be jealously hoarded if they are to even minimally get through the day. Those dealing with concussives may, for this reason, find even the most naturally organized among them reluctant to make plans, to set dates, and to engage in activities such as scheduling their days

An additional problem that I myself had, and that other concussives may share, was that under brain stress I lost the basic concept of before and after—of ordering

I saw so many similarities between myself and that author.  Still wondering about thr vususl piece.

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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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