Even though I have been through some difficult times, I do have an ability to write, and I suppose that I am good at communicating ideas. A friend of the family says that I should write more about the experiences of TBI.
I have a few people at work who I turn to for bouncing ideas off of, and to serve as reality checks for me. Since Anxiety (irrational fear) is a common symptom that individuals with TBI often experience, I asked a co-worker, “To my way of thinking, fear is fear… I should not really be required to distinguish between anxiety, and justifiable paranoia.” Logically, I know that I should have many people at work who want to see me succeed.
Humor is a good friend.
I know that TBI takes many forms and in my case, remastery of many skills took a longer time than for some. Different areas of the brain are different. The types of brain injuries are also different. Observing the Gabby Giffords scene was troubling. But I am happy that she seems to be recovering. I recognize that some people with mild head injuries can do well, but if there are repeated head injuries, it can get very bad, quickly. I guess that’s why there tends not to be that many old boxers in good shape. It is sad about the former NFL player’s family that wants to sue the league.