"The final stage of healing is using what happened to you to help others.
That is ultimate healing." - Gloria Steinem
I had an accident that changed my life.
You can't see it. You can't hear it - unless you knew me "before".
I suffered a Traumatic Brain Injury in 2016.
I'm sharing my experience because nowhere have I found others speak of the raw underbelly of what it's like to operate with a brain injury in a world filled with ignorance, apathy and stigma.
No one talks about the subtleties of changes one experiences with a TBI,
that stack up along side the big changes.
No one talks about the insecurities.
No one talks about the fear.
No one gets raw.
Well, I'm going to get raw. I'm going to share all the experiences and feelings I've had since my traumatic brain injury occurred.
I'm going to share the knowledge I've gained from little known therapies to how to deal with insurance to how to deal with assholes.
Yes, I swear sometimes. It used to be a lot more, so don't freak out.
My intention in sharing all of this is that I sincerely hope it will help
spread understanding, compassion and knowledge.
And if others out there like me, want a safe place to share their experiences, they can without fear of judgement or rejection.
The brain is complicated. We're complicated. Healing is complicated.
Let's Talk About TBI