If you have not already read Part 1 please do so at this time. Thank you.
Several years ago I wrote an article in response to a conversation that I had with a woman who was in the process of breaking up with a friend of mine whose life had been impacted by a brain injury. My friend has since passed away, however what I wrote about in that article can be applied to present day affairs.
Over the past week I have felt led to share the contents of the article with you. My hope is that in reprinting this article a greater understanding and acceptance will be gained both by individuals who have experienced brain injuries and by those who are in relationships with individuals who have experienced brain injuries.
During the past 2 1/2 years — since I wrote the article — I have grown in my own self-acceptance through the articles that I have written for Second Chance to Live. My family and close friends have also grown in their awareness and acceptance of how my life is and has been impacted by the invisible nature of my disability.
My goal is not to blame or point the finger in any ones direction. I have found that such activity does no one any good. My interest is to share with you how denial stymied my inability to love and accept myself. My goal — this this article – is to encourage, motivate, empower and provide hope to individuals who may be still in denial.
And now for Part 2 of the article.
Traumatic Brain Injury and Denial – My Perspective as a TBI Survivor Part 2
Posted by secondchancetolive on May 12, 2007
Hello and welcome back to Second Chance to Live. I am happy to see that you decided to stop by to visit with me. You are always welcome around my table. I met with a group of friends tonight. During the time together, I felt led to share some of my struggles as a traumatic brain injury survivor with a friend of mine. My motivation was to provide encouragement and insight from my experience, strength and hope as a traumatic brain injury survivor.
You see, her boyfriend went through a series of treatments several years ago to treat a malignant melanoma. The interferon saved his life, but in the process caused some brain damage. The damage to his brain has limited his ability to function at the level prior to the cancer treatments.
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