Try again – the hidden injury of brain injury

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.

5 thoughts on “Try again – the hidden injury of brain injury”

  1. Wonderful article, my acupuncturist has suggested a blood pressure drops suddenly when stressed/during therapy, and I have gained 30 lbs in the past 21/2 years since my concerns me..and I often look puffy….where to turn for help with this now..most Dr’s just tell me to eat less…

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  2. It sounds to me like more than just lack of control over your eating. But then, what do I know? You might try connecting with an endocrinologist who knows about TBI. Or someone else who has a clue about the hypothalamus. It’s tough to get doctors to pay attention, though. So many competing influences… Good luck.

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