In August of 1967 my parents, my brother and myself were in a bad car accident. My Mom and I were not expected to live the night of the car accident. Per the injuries that I sustained in the car accident: a fractured left femur (thigh bone) snapped on my Dad’s bucket set as I was projected forward to the inside of the windshield. Upon hitting the inside of the windshield I sustained an open skull fracture on the right side of my upper forehead. I would later find out that I sustained right frontal lobe damage and severe brain bruise which involved my brain stem.
As a result of the damage to my brain during the car accident. I remained in a coma for 3 weeks and in traction to set my left femur for 7 weeks. To read more about my process and journey during the past 48 years, you may click on this link: My About Page.
The focus of this article is to share some things that I would have liked to have known many years ago. If you have sustained a brain injury, the information in this article will serve to benefit you my friend. Over the years I have written a series of articles, in which I shared this information.. Below are highlighted links to articles that helped me to make sense of the experience that I was having while living with the impact of a brain injury. Click on each link or the article series to read what I discovered that helped me to understand the relationships, that I experienced with other people after my brain injury. Click on each link below in the article series to read what helped me to understand and learn to love/accept myself as an individual living with a brain injury and an invisible disability. Click to read what helped me to stop being my own worst enemy with in those relationships.