Several days ago I wrote an article, Brain Injury, Damaged “Filters”, Stress and Taking Care of Myself. In today’s article, I would like to share this article with you in video presentation format. I create video presentations of my articles to share the information with individuals, who like myself; learn through watching and listening. Below is a brief excerpt from the article.
Brain Injury, Damaged “Filters”, Stress and Taking Care of Myself
“Are you living with the impact of a brain injury? Are impulses getting in your way? Do you beat up on yourself? Do you respect your limits? Are you taking care of yourself? Would you like to take back your power? Would you like to live your life in a different way? These are questions I have asked of myself.
In August 1967, when I was 10 years old; I was in a motor vehicle accident with my family. In the accident, I sustained an open skull fracture with right frontal lobe damage, a severe brain bruise with brain stem involvement. I remained in a coma for 3 weeks. I also sustained a fractured left femur, remained in traction for 7 weeks and then in a Spica or body cast for 5 months. Once my external wounds healed, the impact of damage done to my brain became invisible. Because I looked normal, although I walked with a limp for a long time; the impact to my brain at the time of the accident was no longer a consideration. Because I learned how to walk, talk, read, write, and speak in complete sentences the impact of the injury to my brain injury became invisible.
Because there was little information known about brain injuries at the time, and I looked normal; I was essentially on my own. I had no idea how the damage to my brain affected my life and well-being. I had no idea that I could take a different course of action. I had no idea that I had a choice. I had no idea that I could experience different outcomes. I had no idea that I could respect my limits. I had no idea that I could take back my power. I had no idea that I could or how to take care of myself. I had no idea how stress led to my feeling overwhelmed. I had no idea how stress increased my susceptibility to overreacting. I had no idea that I could change.”
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