For old time’s sake

rowboat at docksJust got back from visiting with a friend from 30+ years ago. I’m still pretty wobbly from my travels, but it was great to see them.

It’s wild, how some people can just stay so steady over time. Every time we get together – every couple of years or so – it’s like we’ve evolved in the same direction.

Cool.

Plus, they are doing some really cool research that’s taking them all over the world.

Again, cool.

I live hearing about people doing well. Especially since this friend sustained a moderate brain injury when they were young, and now – through continuous work – they are really doing some great things.

Cool.

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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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