Many survivors chase after an unattainable dream. Often is the lament that one will persevere and overcome. This is an honourable task however is it reality?
After 40 years of bombastic stubbornness I finally came to the conclusion that this is the most detrimental approach to finding both a cure and peace of mind to what ails you. It would is better to surrender yourself to the permanency of your brain injury.
I am not saying you should quit life or quit trying but rather take stock of this new normal and both embrace your disabilities and celebrate your abilities.
You can't fix what you don't take ownership of.
They say insanity is repeating the same task expecting a different outcome.
Accepting your short term memory as the new normal, allows you to incorporate new tools and to increase your memory potential.
If you can't remember appointments, employ your therapist, doctor or dentist to phone you in advance of said appointment. Now you need not remember.
Tire easily? Ensure a flexible schedule that incorporates power naps so that you can remain at the top of your game.
We fail our way to the top and no one gets there alone.
We network and have others with greater skills help us to succeed. This is true of injured or uninjured alike.
Stop chasing after what you used to be. Some of your disabilities may be permanent and trying to fix the unfixable is truly the definition of insanity.
Celebrate your abilities and support your disabilities with all those around you and watch as they jump in to make your journey back as rewarding as ever!
The hero inside of you needs to know it's alright to ask for help and in fact is the bravest act of all.