I struggled for seven years before I was finally diagnosed with a brain injury; specifically post concussive syndrome due to multiple concussions.
Recovery from a brain injury is a delicate balance between achieving enough acceptance to have a modicum of peace yet maintaining a quiet rebellion which keeps you reaching for more.
When you are confronted with a brain injury or a disease such as cancer you will almost immediately be confronted by statistics … from the mouths of well meaning friends, family, and doctor’s, in medical literature, and on the web. DO NOT let statistics scare you.
When game designer Jane McGonigal found herself bedridden and suicidal following a severe concussion, she had a fascinating idea for how to get better. She dove into the scientific research and created the healing game, SuperBetter. In this moving talk, McGonigal explains how a game can boost resilience — and promises to add 7.5 minutes to your life. I just …
People tend to get impatient with brain injury survivors. “Move on already! Your brain injury was x number of years ago!”. Outsiders cannot grasp how much a brain injury changes who a person is; how it changes one’s sense of self
Blessings, yes there actually are some to a brain injury. Call them Silver Linings inside a dark cloud. Call them Brain Blessings. And almost every blessing is the flip side of one of the difficulties of the brain damage.