Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Beautiful Inspiring Article on Writing Post-Injury

This came via Twitter and was so beautiful I felt I had to share it.  Enjoy & share the encouragement/inspiration!  :)

http://atwar.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/08/24/writing-to-calm-and-compose-the-injured-brain/

5 comments:

The Geeks Wife said...

I had to write you after beginning to read your blog this evening. Thank you so much for sharing your life! My brother was involved in an auto accident as well in 2010, where he was hit head on by another vehicle (no fault of his own, but the other driver). He has since had to endure the grueling recovery of TBI, having to learn to essentially do everything again. Although it saddens me to know that there are others out there who have faced such horrific events such as his, it is so very refreshing to hear someone speak about TBI with understanding. I wish you nothing short of a full recovery, and continual healing.

ResilientHeart said...

Hi GW! Welcome to my blog and thank you so much for taking the time to comment and share about your brother. I am so sorry to hear of his head on accident, my gosh, how absolutely devastating.

Isn't that just the craziest thing about life, all of a sudden everything is changed in a split second.

Recovery is something to take one day at a time, sometimes simply one step at a time and we learn to redefine success. I am glad he has you, I hear your concern, empathy, and understanding. Not all family members have that depth of heart.

I am grateful you're here sharing your brother's journey and please know, just by being here, you are a HUGE support to him.

Never give up! No one knows the end results, so we continue to take it, good or bad, and do the best with what we've got. We can still have a good life...that is a gem of wisdom I received from the Social Worker at TBI rehab.

And we get to define what a good life is. Thanks for being here, your words mean a lot. It does my heart good to know I may have helped someone else on this jagged path.

Blessings, Love & Peace,
RH

The Geeks Wife said...

Thank you so much for taking the time to respond!!!! It means more to me than words can express. TBI can be a very isolating thing for both the patient and the loved ones - leaving all of us desiring a bit of understanding from people living in a world who can't seem to grasp what is really involved with a recovery from TBI. It's much more than just a "car accident". If you don't mind me asking, did you have a TBI support group to attend? I would love to find something like this for my brother and my family.

ResilientHeart said...

Hi GW! I'm sorry for my delay replying.

YES! Get support! :) The Brain Injury Association of America's website is: http://slickdeals.net/forums/showthread.php?t=2076734&page=103

The link will help you find your Brain Injury Association in your state, and from there, where support groups are meeting.

I cannot recommend support groups more highly - it must be a healthy, positive place where people are doing the work to get better/do their best.

There is a lot of good online support too. Keep asking questions, that's how we all grow and help one another. :)

ResilientHeart said...

Oh my gosh, I just now saw I somehow bumbled on the URL for the Brain Injury Association of America.

I truly hope it posts as I see it here in this comment box! Wow! So sorry.

http://www.biausa.org/state-affiliates.htm