Good Morning everybody. Its Friday!! After a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) everything becomes harder. If you are a TBI survivor you know what I mean. Not been as effective, efficient or functional as we use to be, can be frustrating. If you know anybody that recently had a brain injury please relay this to them. IT DOES GET BETTER!!!
I am experiencing what the doctors call lingering effects from a brain injury. I can tell you all that even that's taking me longer than the average brain injured person, the recovery is steady. Once a symptom is resolved normally it has resolved for GOOD. The recovery has been steady. Some things take longer than others but today I can say, ALL is getting better. The emotional issues start to resolve, you will notice it right away, you will start to feel better. I have been thru it.
The road ahead is not easy, but really, who said that reaching goals was going to be easy. Like most achievements in life, recovery takes hard work and dedication. Treatment is given to you, but you have to get as much from it as you can. With the right guidance and treatment from my therapists I have been able to make improvement and succeed. Treatment doesn't end at the rehab center. It takes a lot of work at home. If I decide to stay on the couch and feel sorry for myself then nothing will get accomplished. Aside from the BI, let's say I want to loose weight or perhaps find a job, any of these requires me to get up and do something for myself. Well, so is the brain injury. We have to get up, go, and get it. You will get as better as you want to.
My message to you today is: THE ROAD OF RECOVERY IS NOT EASY. ONLY YOU HOLD THE KEY TO YOUR SUCCESS. GET UP AND STAND TALL. THIS IS NOT THE END. THE END IS FAR FROM HERE. BRING YOURSELF TOGETHER AND WALK.
Have a good weekend everyone.