Monday, January 26, 2009

More attention for the invisible disability - TBI

From Broken Brain-Brilliant Mind:

I am posting this because it hits on similarities with the recovery process, and because it has some daily journal type tools that might prove useful if tweaked.

...the severity of our issues depend on not only the scope and nature of
our injury, but also upon our own personality makeup — how we respond
to different circumstances — as well as environmental factors. Things
like jobs that allow us little flexibility in our daily schedule,
financial difficulties that add stress to our experience, living
environments that are intolerant of our shortcomings, and any number of
other factors like the food we eat and the amount of sleep we get, can
and will affect the degree to which we are impacted...

I also have difficulty with sustained attention — I just can’t study
the way I used to. I used to be able to study for hours and hours, and
at the end of a long weekend of non-stop reading, I would have a new
treasure trove of information to work with. Now, I’m lucky if I can
last an hour with my reading....

I have difficulties at work, because I get so tired and I tend to space
out when I’m fatigued. I find myself, sometimes, just sitting in front
of my computer, staring at nothing in particular, or surfing around
just for the sake of relieving my over-taxed brain. It’s not
productive, but it’s unconscious, and I’m usually not aware I’m doing
it, till I’ve done it for a while....

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