Traumatic Brain Injury’s (#TBI) Unexpected, Unanticipated Changes

2 Jun

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As a general rule, it feels pretty normal to think of change as something to plan for. Even those huge feeling changes like changing jobs, changing perspectives, or changing where we live, happen gradually, over time.

A brain injury — whether that is a stroke, a fall, a blast, or an accident — is not only an exception to that rule, but it also brings with it a whole new set of rules. Those new rules are, in most cases foreign and frightening, but always unanticipated and indicate a huge detour on the planned route.

I know I have always been more comfortable with, maybe not certainty but definitely, a plan.

It took a while but I learned that sometimes life’s plan just happens in a flash, and dealing with the implications of those sudden changes in both the short-term and the long run might require tapping into a reserve I never knew I had.

Plan for change or a change of plan…. Who knows what will come next!

One Response to “Traumatic Brain Injury’s (#TBI) Unexpected, Unanticipated Changes”

  1. Yvette Chua-Carrion June 26, 2017 at 5:36 am #

    Hi! I know how it feels to go through the fear of losing a loved one. My husband survived aneurysm after one and a half months in the hospital. Brain injuries, or any injury for that matter, test our inner strength; our very being! The daily excruciating wait in the ICU for good or bad news. It comes to a point when you literally become a zombie-like state of plain existing and answering queries like, “How are you?”.
    Thank you for your blog. It inspired me to reach out to others who are undergoing serious health concerns with their loved ones.

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