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Michael Buckner commented on Tony's blog post new and confused
"Tony, I unfortunately didn't have the problem of my life changing because I don't remember what my life was like before my accident.  What has helped me though is each day I wake up in the morning and I look at it as a new beginning…"
Feb 20, 2012
Scott P. Cole commented on Tony's blog post new and confused
"Tony -- I second Angela's sentiment.  I am 22 years post-trauma (auto accident/10-day coma/6 week period of post-traumatic amnesia) and *accepting the change* -- fully -- is so difficult.  You will move through the sense of…"
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Angela Betancourt commented on Tony's blog post new and confused
"Hi Tony, welcome to the club.  We are a elite group and I've been a member of this family since a car crash on July 31st 2008 that killed my husband and put me into a 6-week coma.  Most of us had not heard of TBI but there are several…"
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Tiffany Schmitz commented on Tony's blog post new and confused
"hi think it starts out the way the new and confused but if we embrace it we become the new and improved at least I would like to think I am a much better person because of my injury and you can too if you let yourself "
Feb 6, 2012
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Tony replied to Michael R's discussion Finding a Doctor
"Hi Michael....I am not a TBI survivor....but I am the wife of one going on 2 years.  My name is Loretta.   I do not think you will find anyone who has the same problems as you...every TBI survivor I have met has special and unique…"
Jan 31, 2012
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"i try not to fight it....but that is so hard......"
Jan 30, 2012
Richard J commented on Tony's blog post new and confused
"Don't fight your new life, learn from it. It's a very, very long strange trip but it does get better."
Jan 30, 2012
Tony posted a status
"thanks....i think this is going to be nice to talk to people that actually understand what i am going thru....i appreciate your comments"
Jan 30, 2012
Geo Gosling commented on Tony's blog post new and confused
"Tony, I guess it gets easier, in the sense that you get used to having to live with an injured brain. I was 25 when I suffered my TBI - bicycle (me) vs pick-up truck (not me) collision...the truck won. Now I'm 41 and life is easier mainly…"
Jan 29, 2012
Brandy commented on Tony's blog post new and confused
"it gets easier tony as time goes on, and yes everything changes in an instant after brain injury we get lost in the time continuum of tbi and never really does make sense even after it slows down but we much move on"
Jan 29, 2012
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hi my name is tony....i had a car accident in March of 2010.....before then i never even heard of TBI having a hard time accepting where i am ....my life has changed completely and i'm no to sure how to learn to accept this.....seems to me I should fight ....does not make any senseSee More
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hi my name is tony....i had a car accident in March of 2010.....before then i never even heard of TBI

 

having a hard time accepting where i am ....my life has changed completely and i'm no to sure how to learn to accept this.....seems to me I should fight ....does not make any sense

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At 4:10pm on February 5, 2012, Vicky Varichak said…

Hi Tony,

I am not a TBI survivor, but I have freinds who are and my father had severe brain injury from oxygen deprivation and lived in a persistant vegetative state for 4 years before he died.  When I meet anyone who is aware of themselves I think that they are fortunate. I am actually a professional in the mental health field but I work for a government department and do not use this site to look for new clients. I think that your instinct to "fight" is pretty healthy - as long as you pick your battles carefully. I think that the classic Serenity prayer applies to TBIs;

"serenity to accept the things we cannot change, courage to change the things we can and the wisdom to know the difference".  It turns out that most of us would like to have a "do-over" - change the past, but that's one of those things we just have to accept.  There is so much good news these days about the brain's ability to heal so much more than we realized - there is a lot of hope, but like so many things in life - it does require some work and making changes. I hope you have a peer support group where you are.  In any case welcome to this site and Happy Birthday tomorrow!

 
 
 

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