What really gets lost

This is one of the brain injury survivors that I’ve been following. She puts things into words that I can empathize with. Sadly.

Broken Brain - Brilliant Mind

At a keyboard, I find my relief

So, I have been noodling over the conundrum about why people don’t seem to A) believe me when I tell them I’m having a hard time, or B) really get the extent to which I have to grapple with my issues.

Maybe people just don’t believe that it’s possible for someone to be as functional as I am, and have all the issues I say I have.

Maybe people just don’t know what it’s like to have to hassle with this crap, day in and day out.

Or maybe they figure that if I’m not doubled over in pain, or stammering and apparently struggling for words, or not having visible trouble, then I must be fine. If I don’t look like the kind of person they’ve been trained to look for, then I must not be that kind of person, right?

Uh, OK…

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I was a long-time jack of all trades. Until suddenly I was different.
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1 Response to What really gets lost

  1. wow that is tough. and if the doctors who are supposed to be familiar with that experience don’t get it, what about the civilians? Sorry you and she are going through this. your fan, T

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