I found another good post at another blog: Are you a TBI Fake? | David’s Traumatic Brain Injury Blog
I was accused of faking my brain injury for attention
There is no way to soften the blow of a statement like this. I took what is arguably the toughest hit of my life, had to be rushed to the nearest trauma center with cuts, bruises, broken bones and a damaged brain – and was subsequently called a fake.
As I began my second life as a brain injury survivor, I found myself having to play defense against stunningly hurtful and relationship-ending accusations.
Brain injury is blatantly misunderstood by so many. The healing process for most injuries follows a predictable path.
When I was plowed down by a car back in 2010, my orthopedist let me know that I would be in a cast for three months and that most of my pain would be gone within six months.
Broken bones heal at a predictable rate. In fact, you could have set the Atomic Clock by his prediction. Six months after my accident, almost as if scripted, my physical pain ended.
But not so for my brain injury.
Read the rest here: Are you a TBI Fake? | David’s Traumatic Brain Injury Blog
2 thoughts on “Are you a TBI Fake? | David’s Traumatic Brain Injury Blog”
Preach, brother. As I wrote on my blog in my first year, someone used the term “dramatic brain injury” on me.
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Ha! I had never heard that before. Both funny and sad.