Hello and welcome back to Second Chance to Live my friend. I am happy to see that you decided to stop by to visit with me. Thank you. Yesterday I wrote and published the article What Helped me to Accept Myself as a Traumatic Brain Injury Survivor. To empower individuals who learn through watching and listening I create video presentations of my articles. Below is a link to the video presentation of the article. Here is an except from the article:
“I recently received a comment from a reader asking, “how family members reacted, accepted, or if they realized your condition before you did?” As I have shared on my About Page I had no idea how the severe traumatic brain injury injury that I sustained when I was 10 years old in 1967 was connected to the difficulties that I experienced in relationships and work settings for many, many years.
Per some background:
In 1998 the determination was made by the department of vocational rehabilitation that I was unemployable. In 1999 I was determined to be disabled by the social security administration. Although I was determined to be unemployable and disabled, family and friends remained in denial. Although I was determined to be unemployable and disabled I continued to have a difficulty accepting that my life, relationships and my ability to stay employed were being impacted by a traumatic brain injury that remained hidden.
My bewilderment continued for the next 4-5 years until I began to accept my reality.
In my experience, I had a very difficult time accepting myself for many, many years because I looked “normal” and was able to achieve beyond all reasonable expectations through persistence, tenacity and the grace of God. In my experience, I had to reach a point in my life where I could no longer deny the reality of how my life was being impacted by / from the severe traumatic brain injury that I sustained in 1967 at the age of 10. As I grew in my acceptance of my reality, I became aware of what I was actually experiencing when I interacted with family and friends.”
To watch the video presentation of the article, please click on this link: What Helped me to Accept Myself as a Traumatic Brain Injury Survivor Video Presentation
To read the article from which this video presentation is made, please click on this link: What Helped me to Accept Myself as a Traumatic Brain Injury Survivor
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