Living with your injury
“I know myself…. I’m not the same.”
“I’ve accepted how I’m going to be.”
“It’s tough at times but I’m managing”
Above are feelings that people with brain injury have shared about what has happened to them. Recovery from brain injury challenges both you and those close to you. It may seem like a see-saw where your feelings go from hope to despair.
These feelings may continue for some time. It may feel as though obstacles block your return to your former life. As well as the physical effects of brain injury, these may be the emotional and social consequences of having a brain injury.