This is an excellent writing and how life changes following TBI. It’s identifies areas that are less likely to be understood.
Anniversary: 1. The yearly occurrence of a past event. 2. A celebration or commemoration of a past event. (Dictionary.com) There’s no celebration here.
April 25, 2011. My life changed forever in less than a second. I was in a roll over motor vehicle accident and sustained a Traumatic Brain Injury. I survived. But I will most likely never be the same. This past year in recovery was a mixture of hope vacillating with fear and anger. Getting an actual diagnoses of TBI was the first hurdle. The ER treated and streeted. I presented “too alert” and with an “unknown history of LOC” to be sseriously injured. Really? If someone responds, “I don’t remember” when asked if they were unconscious, guess what? Something is not right there. Most likely they were unconscious. Not surprisingly, as the swelling in my brain grew, my symptoms progressed. The medical field finally got it right when I had unequal pupils…
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May 13, 2012 at 1:58 am
Thanks for visiting my website. I just returned the courtesy and greatly appreciate the time you have taken to create your blog. I had my unfortunate injury in July 2004 and I am still struggling with it. I just want you to know that you are not alone. I started my Brain Health Resources Blog to help people with a TBI condition know that they are not alone and that their symptoms and challenges are real but they need to take control of the situation and not be victims. Let’s keep in touch! Warm regards, Audrey
brain injury self rehabilitation (BISR)
May 13, 2012 at 7:20 pm
I appreciate the information and have visited your other fantastic sites. I have a lot of reading to catch up on, and hope adding your site to my blogroll will guide others in the right direction for as much information and support as possible. Take care and stay safe, Edie
May 13, 2012 at 7:28 pm
Thanks — Edie! I will also be following you and will keep you in my prayers. Have a great week!