What Brain Injury Survivors Want You to Know

In An Instant Your Life Can Change Forever

Today’s post is an excerpt from  Lost and Found, A Survivor’s Guide for Reconstructing a Life after Brain Injury by Barbara J. Webster, BIA-MA Support Group Leader Liason. © Lash and Associates, www.lapublishing.com.

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I need a lot more rest than I used to. I’m not being lazy. I get physical fatigue as well as a “brain fatigue”. It is very difficult and tiring for my brain to think, process and organize. Fatigue makes it even harder to think.

My stamina fluctuates, even though I may look good or “all better” on the outside. Cognition is a fragile function for a brain injury survivor. Some days are better than others. Pushing too hard usually leads to setbacks, sometimes to illness.

Brain injury rehabilitation takes a very long time; it is usually measured in years. It continues long after formal rehabilitation has ended. Please resist expecting me to be who…

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