We all complain about being tired or exhausted every now and then. It happens. Life gets way too busy. Deadlines loom. But when a person with a brain injury complains about being tired or exhausted, they are talking about a completely different level of exhaustion. That exhaustion is called fatigue and can leave one debilitated. It can leave one in a state of not being able to function at all. Survivor, Deb Brandon and I will discuss this little understood problem and hope we can shed some light on the matter.
Every TBI survivor and caregiver has encountered a fork in the road that has diverted his or her life-plan. A car accident, a fall from the roof, doing one more chin-up, or a door literally slamming one in the face are just some causes of traumatic brain injury. College plans, walking down the aisle in the perfect dress, or the coveted job quickly slip from reality as dreams turn to struggle. These unexpected life-happenings that divert one from his or her chosen path in life can be devastating. But as Yogi Berra once said, "If you come to a fork in the road, take it." Life is all about choices! To learn more about me, please visit my blog and website.
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