Really. In the grand scheme of things it could have been so much worse. Before I get too far into this post I should say that there are so many different things to say about that. I realized as I was preparing this post that it was getting close to the 5 figure mark in the word count so I’ll get this very brief message out to broach this subject. For a more educated source of information I suggest you visit a resource like Brainline.org or another such source.
Brainline.org’s take on the matter of traumatic brain injuries that fall into the mild category.
I must say this right here. I am incredibly lucky. Yes. In fact I should say that again. I’m incredibly lucky.
I felt awful this summer. I could waste all sorts of e-ink being dramatic about it (and yes, I did but I’ve already deleted it so you don’t have to be afraid to read further) but I’ve never felt that way before. Unlike the bodily harm I thought I’d be able to adjust to, I could not be convinced the problems due to my brain injury would ever improve. And as all the painful stuff came together like a beef stew in a slow cooker I got further and further into a deep and anxious depression. I won’t go into it all here because the damage inventory is tiresome to read. Even for myself and that’s in spite of how it can get me riled up over what I would think was the injustice of it all. So how is it that I can say 5 months down the road that I believe I’m further along on the road to recovery than I ever thought I’d be? I think that answer starts with the finding that my TBI is mild. Oh sure, I have some problems that are going to take a lot longer to resolve. Don’t get me wrong though. Even with a mild brain injury life is different and harder now.
ETA: Okay, those last few sentences get confusing but I’ll leave them be, if only to illustrate how I get into muddled thinking even when I’m trying to summarize. I should probably say that my mild TBI is receding and those are welcome sensations. There is a lot more work to do and I hope to continue on a positive trajectory.