Another anniversary

Thanksgiving is fast approaching. At least, that’s how it seems. And Thanksgiving is the anniversary of my TBI in 2004. It’s hard to believe it’s been 12 years…

Some days, it seems like yesterday.

Other days, it seems like it never happened.

I’m very thankful for both points of view, because the first keeps me honest, and the second keeps me grateful.

It’s wild, how much can change so quickly after a head injury.

But recovery IS possible – I’m living proof.

And as Thanksgiving approaches, I have all that much more to be grateful for.

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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.

2 thoughts on “Another anniversary”

  1. I sustained my TBI last year and truly enjoy reading your posts. Could you please check my blog out and share your thoughts. I am also trying to spread awareness but don’t have many WordPress followers. Facebook is how I get reviews. Thanks

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