Living with a brain injury and wanting things to be different is a recipe for frustration and bewilderment. A recipe leaving us asking “Why?” and “What Now?”.
Yesterday, October 11th I gave my presentation, “Neuroplasticity, Setting Goals and Creating Hope after Brain injury and Stroke” to the Chattanooga Area Brain Injury Association Support Group.
After my presentation, one of the participants asked a great question. A frequently asked question.
“How long will it take until I am able to get back to being able to do what I could before my brain injury?”
In response to the question, I do not feel as though I was able to answer the question given the limited amount of time. In brief, I shared with the participant that each individuals experience is different.
A Suggestion that May be Beneficial
As I suggested to the groups facilitator, in an email after the presentation, my presentation: “Acceptance and Creating Our New Normal after Brain Injury and Stroke” may be of benefit to group members.
In the event that you are find yourself asking the question, “How long will it take until I am able to get back to being able to do what I could before my brain injury?” I would invite you to click on the below presentation link.
Click on the below link to view an outline of the presentation.
If you believe members of your support group, association, organization, in service or in any other venue would benefit from the information in this presentation, click on this link: Availability
In My Experience the Process just took Time and I am Glad I did not Give Up!
In my experience.it took me 40 years after my traumatic brain injury to find a way that worked for me.
A way despite many set backs, frustrations, hard work, commitment and determination to succeed.
A New Medium
And once I found that way and started Second Chance to Live, I encountered more frustration.
A website to share what I had to give in a way that would work for me. In a way to empower hope.
Took another 14 years to see the value of my way.
15 1/2 Years
Being recognized by the Brain Injury Association of America took 15 1/2 years
“Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.” Theodore Roosevelt
“Research your own experience. Absorb what is useful. Reject what is useless and add specifically your own creation.” Bruce Lee.
“Everyone is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.” Albert Einstein