I have had a brain injury as a result of an assault from a juvinile gang attack in late 2003. I do not have time to be angry about it. I have time to recover! I am fortunate, I can still think for myself. Every brain injury is different. A plus is, the brain is holographic in nature. As I recover, I get better. It just takes a long time. Having a good attitude helps 100%. By nature I am a bulldog who refuses to give in to this injury. If I gave in to my TBI, I'd be giving the gangbangers their victory. I lost my girlfriend(I've changed), my drivers license, my job, etc. Yet I wake up to face the day, a good thing. I have normal mood swings. Due to my Injury, my mood swings are considered not right. I woke up from a coma and people who meant no harm placated me. It would piss me off, and I would get upset and yell at them. Thus the "mood swing" becomes not normal. So I take Depakote, to make the powers that be happy. I see the situation clearly. I use little sayngs like,"Those beneath you can not put you down,those your equal would'nt." I see a therapist once a month, and a psychiatrist every three months, at the VA. He has turrets syndrome, so I have a special connect with him. He asked me if I minded him swearing at me. I told him only if I can swear at him! And I show that I am ok, and that is all that matters. Like I said, it's all about attitude. I can jog a tiny bit, I can ride a bike, and stand on 2 wheels on my skate board. The day I got attacked, I was showing my friends kids tricks on a skateboard. So why should in not be part of my recovery? I am 53 now and simply refuse to let this pull me down. I hope this helps.View Thread
This exchange is being started for those recovering from a TBI and for their caregivers. I am 2 years post-accident and trying to get back to some semblance of normal. I chose the orange sunrise as a symbol because it reminds of the old Maureen McGovern song "There's Got to be a Morning After". I hope I'm not dating myself. I am a registered pharmacist with many years of experence so I have some medical knowledge. In the paswt 2 years I have devoted my time to reading as much as possible about TBI. Any discussion on related topics would be welcome. By the way, I include strokes in the brain injury category.View Thread
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