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Lost & Found: What Brain Injury Survivors Want You to Know | Health care solutions plus

I need a lot more rest than I used to. I’m not being lazy. I get physical fatigue as well as a “brain fatigue.” It is very difficult and tiring for my brain to think, process, and organize. Fatigue makes it even harder to think.

My stamina fluctuates, even though I may look good or “all better” on the outside. Cognition is a fragile function for a brain injury survivor. Some days are better than others. Pushing too hard usually leads to setbacks, sometimes to illness.

Brain injury rehabilitation takes a very long time; it is usually measured in years. It continues long after formal rehabilitation has ended. Please resist expecting me to be who I was, even though I look better.

I am not being difficult if I resist social situations. Crowds, confusion, and loud sounds quickly overload my brain, it doesn’t filter sounds as well as it used to. Limiting my exposure is a coping strategy, not a behavioral problem.

via Lost & Found: What Brain Injury Survivors Want You to Know | Health care solutions plus.

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THE DAY SIMON DIED

canoe I have called Doctor on Duty tonight. They come to the house after hours. It seems now a foolish and unnecessary thing to do. I feel quite well sitting here as it gets later but the days have been so rough. The later it gets the more unnecessary it seems.  No matter – I shall go through with it. The Surf is loud tonight and the air is cold. They tell me there is a gathering and bonfire at 3rd Headland for Simon’s friends.He mixed with a wilder scene than is my taste and was a great character.He keeps his canoe here and was going to come and go out fishing with me and tow me back if I became too tired but he isn’t coming back.

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