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Words Fail Me, Great Changes Await. Would Welcome Your Insight Please

Most of my posts are centered more around sharing a part of an issue I might be having, yet with an uplifting spin. Now though after weeks of numerous albeit appreciated Dr appts, I'm physically and a bit emotionally compromised.

🚨Possible Trigger Warning:
I just got some great news that I'll be able to receive Blepharoplasty and brow shelf lift surgery to help ease the effects from head injuries which I suffered 8 yrs ago due to an IPV-related assault. I'm still getting used to the idea that I've been graced with such a gift. For the couple of years after the incident it was nearly impossible for me to look in the mirror due to the disfigurement he caused, both physically and psychologically.

I've worked extremely hard at healing from all aspects of this part of my history. Now what I'm facing is rewiring my circuitry. I'll need to prepare what I hope will be for me, wonderful experiences in getting comfortable socially all over again. This is a daunting task, as one burdened with so many disabling challenges.

🤔 What are your thoughts on how I might focus in mindfulness and reintroducing myself into daily routines as essentially a new person? I know that I'll not be new on the inside, but my psyche will feel that way.

I remain consistent with other VA providers such as mental health therapy, and will be sharing this news with them. Until I can get in for an appt, I wanted to share to the group and seek helpful feedback as you feel comfortable.

Thanks and 🧠 Survive To Thrive 🕊

#MightyTogether #BrainInjury #MentalHealth #ADHD #Anxiety
#Trauma #Depression
#intimatepartnerviolence
#Fibromyalgia
#TraumaticBrainInjury
#ParoxysmalHemicrania
#PostconcussionSyndrome #ChronicVestibularMigraine #ComplexPosttraumaticStressDisorder
#ComplexRegionalPainSyndrome #Osteoarthritis

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It's Often Difficult To Express Yourself When You're In A Flare With Conditions Surrounding A Brain Injury 🧠

It seems as if my posts lately haven't met with the approval of the editors, though I've really been struggling and have needed support. After a stretch of silence, I have for a few days now attempted to reach out to this community #MightyTogether for strength and support. This is the first time in the nearly two months I've been on this platform, where I've run into this issue.

I've been experiencing some serious pain flares and have been given the news that I'll be receiving a very helpful surgery. I get the impression that it's better if we don't reference what caused our illnesses. Even though we deal with #MentalHealth issues here as if an issue we're dealing with is causing us great distress and it deals with IPV or #Trauma in the home, we're to keep it to ourselves, right?

Disillusioned

#Anxiety
#Depression
#TraumaticBrainInjury
#ParoxysmalHemicrania
#PostconcussionSyndrome #ChronicVestibularMigraine
#Osteoarthritis

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Making A Statement

Hi everyone, I wanted to share an important press conference I was so grateful to be apart of. It was regarding my personal heath journey, and speaking out about the difficulties with health insurance. I wanted to speak out publicly for everyone who’s enduring this battle and to know you are not alone! Please watch www.facebook.com/share/v/p5zkjhmpFx9ASJi5
#Grief #Depression #BrainInjury #SpinalCordInjury #AlopeciaAreata #Anxiety #MentalHealth #Addiction #ChronicIllness #JointHypermobilitySyndrome #ChronicFatigue #Loneliness #MightyTogether

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I always look forward to The Mighty’s affirmations! They are always are exactly what I need to focus on every day!
#TheMighty
#BrainInjury
#MentalHealth

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Why do I have to explain myself 100x?!?

After being involved in a severe accident that included a brain bleed, surgery and led to trauma, I have to continuously explain my triggers to my husband as if they change and it’s all brand new! He is completely unable to understand the parallel between situations and why they could be triggering or why I need to talk through various situations. He says, “it’s a hypothetical, I can’t plan for a hypothetical!” I’m working through triggers so I am ready ahead of time, if they don’t happen awesome! I have to explain my trauma to him repeatedly, which is just reliving it all over again. It makes me not want to tell anyone else because if he… who has been through therapy with me… does not understand… then how will my family and friends? Does this get any easier?

I am 3 1/2 years post accident. Still struggling with my trauma, depression and mental health.

#MentalHealth #Depression #BrainInjury

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