No two people are affected by a brain injury the same way. Some have physical problems. Some have mental problems. Some have psychological problems. And yet some have all types of problems. You really do not know what types of problems a person will have when they enter the ER. You also don’t know what problems will show up later down the road; well, that is if they survive.
Some problems are fairly obvious such as a physical disability or even a speech impediment. And the individual may end up with mental and memory problems.
And yet the books that are taught may say that if they have a brain injury then they will never recover. Well that is true to a point but how many of you actually listen to when the doctors say you won’t? Or they just tell your parents or caregivers to put you in a nursing home and get on with their life?
What is up with that?
When I arrived at the ER in 2007, I was in a coma with a severe TBI and brain stem damage. Doctors told my parents that I would not live a normal life and should just put me in a nursing home and get on with their life.
My mom didn’t listen to them but how many people actually do?
Were doctors wrong in what they said? Not really since that is what they were taught by the textbook.
They forgot about the powers of determination and perseverance.
And even with recovery in those first few months, there will always be problems.
Problems that are not always known. Remember a brain injury is never alike for two people.
Even though I know my problems in normal scenarios, I am discovering problems when the scenarios get extreme. There is a cold front going through Rockford, IL again. I am so sick of this weather and really looking forward to Spring! I am supposed to hear back about CA this week for camp at the OTC. Already going to Arkansas in April. This will make getting a job extremely interesting!
With the cold, my daily routine is messed up. My nutrition sucks and my legs are not happy.
But for now, I just need to go with it and hope that it doesn’t screw me over too much. My routine will eventually return, and my life will return back to a state of normally. But problems will always exist, and new ones will show up when the time is right.
Are you experiencing any changes due to the weather?