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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