Hello world!

Here’s a new voice for pcs I just found.


2 years and 2 days, since that fateful day that began this PCS journey.

Here I am finally starting a blog. Teetering on the edge, toeing the line between openness and privacy, courage and discretion.

Wondering how much to reveal. I’ve revealed things elsewhere… how much to interrelate?

How soon to push it out? How much impact would it make?

To me?

To the world?

To anyone else?

How unedited and how fluid, how little control should I allow myself and what control do I have anyway when my brain’s tired and my nerves are fried?

But I know that following the recent failure of my HD and how devastating it was in losing the in-the-moment writings that capture the nooks and crannies in my mind when i’m in certain states of brain injury, in familiar struggles and well-worn darkness, that whatever i get out there is better than none…

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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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