Is there a good chance that scientists find a way to fully heal the brain after accidents within 50 years, or do I endure days for nothing, is my life without meaning?
This is my answer to a question on quora...
Yes definitely scientist will within 50 years find a way to better understand and manage brain injuries… [including healing some issues]. I am 35+ years post tbi and I have witnessed so many changes and advances in the treatment of tbi… There are definitely times when I am down, but I have fought long and hard to find the meaning in my life… for years I felt lost and my life was meaningless. Now for the moment at least and for the foreseeable future I feel more a sense of great hope and completeness… more so than the whole of my life before. Give yourself time to heal it is worth it.
I use 5 basic steps to help get me through also adding whatever else is useful when appropriate;
1. Stick to your daily rituals and disciplines no matter what this is your anchor… the worse your thoughts and emotions become redirect that energy into something physical (exercise etc). The worse your physical pain modulate your pain management… medication, practice distraction, massage… find what is right for you.
2. If necessary keep a health diary so you can track how you are going… you can use this to take to a health professional. My general rule is if you need to see a doctor or take medication do it… if you need counseling go.
3. Shelter in the arms of loving positive family and friends. Very important… because this condition affects us daily we need to regenerate and recharge with positive loving energy everyday. This is so important. Sometimes a course of watching comedy shows can deflect the daily monotony of these negative thoughts and feelings. Laughter is an important medicine.
4. Try to distract yourself daily by watching a favorite tv program or movies… read books, write, or play music. Our daily life is [imho] 100 times more difficult than others who have not suffered from a tbi… so we really need to make this a part of our daily routine… so no matter good bad or whatever you stick to your routine.
5. Because of the nature of this condition it will steal away our hopes and dreams for the future. Learn an instrument take a course online or take up a new hobby… gardening etc.
Also finally join a tbi support group there are plenty online try facebook… although I donot like facebook we unfortunately have no choice…
Hoping something here might help… Wishing you all the best.
What if after years of self-working, I still can’t accept not to be the best as I was ? Of course I know that there is no answer, but you can’t feel how painful it is to waste my time whatever I do, since I’m slower in reasoning than before and can’t reach the same peaks…
It’s obsessive and really appalling. I dream of my life without these minutes that happened back in past…
Hi J, I apologize for not replying earlier, I only just saw your comment now...
It is my firm belief and experience that most if not all of us who suffer from tbi.s eventually find and reconcile ourselves in our new circumstances. Counseling is one of the most important issues in my life… this is not to say I still don’t get down but I have the meaning in my life. This is what keeps me going.
All the best… :)
Hi my name is Adam and this is my website... The New Protocols are a set of guidelines I have used to overcome the many adversities that I faced for most of my Life. At the age of 18 I fell 12.9 metres through steel head first into a concrete floor (about 5 floors.... I also suffered mental and physical abuse from childhood which along with a major head injury returned as depression and Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder...