This post is every bit as true now, as it was when I first wrote it.
Tags » Personal Experiences With TBI
Twenty years ago today, my friend Tamara Puffer and her husband Michael were driving home from an after-dinner outing for frozen yogurt. When another car slammed into theirs, their lives were profoundly and permanently altered. 599 more words
Such a powerful story - we can draw strength from many, many places. Whether it's religion or a personal philosophy or just being too stubborn to give up, somehow the human spirit can prevail.
First of all, the storm never came.
Second, today I read a very interesting article written by another brain injury survivor. In the article she talks about how she was caught off guard when a friend told her to “Quit using your brain injury as an excuse”. 402 more words
This is a great perspective. I can relate to a lot of things said here. I have to stop and deliberately focus my attention on what people are saying to me, before it makes sense. Sometimes that means I ask them to repeat what they said a number of times. I can get away with it by telling others that I'm busy thinking about other things and I need to change gears. That way, it doesn't look as much like a deficit. Most of us have a lot going on inside our heads, to begin with, so people tend to understand that. Still, I've had to "retrain" my spouse to slow down and also not get angry at me when I seem like I'm not listening. I need time to shift my attention and really understand what's going on. That's preferable to not bothering to understand at all, and saying "Mmm-hmmm" without even trying.
I just got a notification that my conference call in 15 minutes is cancelled. Glory Be! I really hate conference calls. Especially at 8:00 on a Friday morning. 230 more words
So, breakfast last Friday was good. I enjoyed the talk I had with my old friend, and it didn’t last forever — just an hour. That was enough. 366 more words
I’m having breakfast with a friend in a little bit. We’ve been on-and-off friends for close to 20 years, and we come from similar backgrounds. Our families are very similar, and we might even be remotely related, because parts of our families come from the same area. 959 more words