Recovery is possible. The irony is, while so many people told me to “expect less” after my TBI in 2004, when I really buckled down and did the work of recovering, I eventually realized I could actually expect *more* from my life, TBI/concussion or no.
Once upon a time I was a rockstar. Rock. Star. I was a self-made, self taught genius programmer who helped build one of the world’s leading financial services websites from the ground up. I saw the opportunity in webwork in 1996, when I noticed the first URL advertised during the Super Bowl, and I realized – if people are paying big money to advertise their website, somebody is going to have to maintain all those websites. Building a site is one thing, maintaining is another, and I knew from personal experience just how complex and time-consuming doing that maintenance can be.
So, I jumped on the opportunity, taught myself to code before there were any classes or certificates in coding, got myself a job building out a “proof of economic concept” website for one of the financial leaders on the planet, and I gradually worked my way up to being…
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