Friday, July 23, 2010

The Road Ahead is...

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.

1 comment:

  1. Victor, much admiration to you for your motivation and determination. As you said, recovering from a brain injury is up to you and is largely dependent upon how much effort YOU put into the process of recovery.

    It is not done only at rehab and with people in scrubs. It is done everyday in your kitchen, in your bathroom, in your yard, at the gym, etc. There is so much you can do on your own to aid in the process and keep it going.

    As you have observed it is a slow process. I had as brain injury 3 years ago, and I continue to progress every day still, but I also continue to work at it every day. The whole process has done a lot to teach me patience and persistence.

    Keep going and keep at it every day and you will get there. Life is not going to ever be the same, but it will be good. In some ways it will be better. That is your decision and depends upon how much you are willing to work to create it. You are doing great!
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