Year and 10 months later

Hellooo 1year and 10 months ago I fractured my skull and had to get the blood drained off my brain was unconscious in the ER the first 3 weeks. Then had to re learn how to do basic things like walk and swallow food. It took at least 1 year to get most of my thoughts back in order etc. like how I processed things mentally.
So I’m curious how things after for other people who’ve had bad brain damage done are handling daily life now years into it, what things have changed etc.? :grin:

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For me everything has changed…Left my family, moved 1700 miles away 14 years never driven again…I live my life one day at a time and keep things simple

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what things have changed etc.? EVERYTHING.
I can no longer work, that’s been massive.
I have to pace everything I do, that’s been really foreign
Skills I took for granted have evaporated.
My sleep, ohh, what a mess. Thank God for sleeping tablets.

So that’s every waking moment and every sleeping moment
“what things have changed etc.?” EVERYTHING.

Merl

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basically I am referred to by all doctors since my skiing accident dating back to the day of december 27 of the year of 1990, as a very high functioning TBI survivor. and yes, went through the same ordeals that many of us TBI survivors have gone through. Not being able to eat, walk, talk or even to bathe myself. But in time, every thing that took me 25 years to learnm and perfect, I had to reteach my mind, body and spirit how to do all of them over again!!! And I got my driver’s license back almost 29 years ago. Which was a life saver in my estimation. Cause I did not need for anyone to have to drive myself to any location that I wanted to go to. And have been living on my own for the past 20 years now. And living every day as a new challenge for me to sucseed. So my best advice for you is to meditate and visualize every thing that you have on your mind for that day. And the act of visualizing is a key to any TBI survivors well being in my opinion. And it is pretty much to the same as repetition Cause the more that you do for a variety of things, the easier it shall become for yourself. Which is a fact, and not just my opinion.

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This really can depend John. For some, yes, it is possible. But unfortunately those ‘some’ does not include all. For some of us our injuries can mean we no longer have the physical ability, nor the cognitive ability, to do so. Our minds can be convinced we can do as before, but the realities can be FAR, FAR from it.

Merl