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Traumatic Brain Injury

I need help

I think my disability is getting worse. I know very few people will understand but I went through years of physical therapy for it and I stopped going over 3 years ago but I fear that I will never be able to walk normally again. I don’t know if I can handle this anymore. I seriously don’t know what’s wrong with me, I just need someone to talk to, so if anyone’s out there, can you please message me or something I don’t really know how this works.

Hi @ShayC1! I’m sorry that you’re going through such a rough time. Sometimes I feel like the worst part of being disabled is the fears and depression that can go along with it.

Reaching out to people is a very good first step. You may also want to consider seeing a therapist. I know that when I had back surgery years ago, I became disabled then too. I was 25 years old with my whole life in front of me, and I had constant pain and a bad limp. Thankfully I recovered from that, but the depression was quite severe. I did seek out therapy, and while it didn’t solve the physical problems, it helped me learn how to manage them.

Big hugs to you,
Sharon

Hey Shay,
My name’s Merl and I’m a member here in the TBI community. A brain injury can often be like no other bodily injury. Unlike a muscular/skeletal injury there is no set time for a brain injury, symptoms can often fluctuate MASSIVELY, mine does anyway.
Some days I could leap a tall building in a single bound (maybe that’s a bit of an exaggeration, but I can function at least), some days I’m lucky to be able to crawl out of bed, I can never tell from one day to the next. The acceptance of this reality has been a huge challenge and even years on I still can’t say I have ‘fully’ accepted it. On the good days, yea, things are OK, not great but OK. But on the bad days, it can be real bad and does my head in something terrible. Some people say 'Just accept it all and move on…" but it isn’t that simple and we know that because we live it too.

How it works? how it works is just like this. You post, as you have above and someone usually replies, just as I have here. I’m on here most days, so please do drop by.

Merl

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