Ways to Have a Healthy Life, After Traumatic Brain Injury
Our brain is responsible for controlling our Thoughts, feelings, speech memories an even actions. Human brain has a special ability that makes us-human to be different among all living creatures here in our planet. Yet, some circumstances may happen putting our brain at stake. Those circumstances may be caused by car or motorcycle accidents, injuries due to sports or worst by being assaulted. It may lead traumatic brain injury.
Traumatic brain injury is defined as a sudden damage to brain which can be caused by a blast or a heavy impact on the brain. In global incidence, there are over 939 cases to happen per 100,000 people; thus, 69.0 million people around the globe could get traumatic brain injury. Some people in this case recovers fast and get back to what are they before unfortunately, opposite may also happen to some and worst will last a lifetime. If you are one of those people, then worry no more! Well, you shouldn’t make it a reason to quite moving forward.
Here are some ways to cope up with the injury to make your life as what you want it to be.
First, you have to heal your wounds emotionally. That’s a common thing for TBI patients who go through a grief process. Take time through the stages of grief and then time will come that you’ll be able to accept. Second, you have to know your injury and symptoms thoroughly. Through this, you will be able to know your limitations and classify the things that you need to improve for yourself. Third, you have to acquire a fund for your needs. Traumatic brain injury can be very expensive depending on your capability since you’ll be paying for your incoming therapies aside from the medical bills. You should make the person responsible to pay it for you. A personal injury lawsuit process would be one by your lawyer. Fourth, you may consider having a brain exercise. This may help you retrieve the skills you have before. Fifth, modifying your favorite activities. After the TBI most patient would most likely have a limited activities and they cannot do the things that they were used to. You can find modifications that will allow you to enjoy it again but in a limited manner. Sixth, you may create a system to stay organize. You can put labels on the equipment or things in your household, you can also consider having a day planner to help you track your schedule, or use your phone to set some reminders. Seventh, you can set an appointment to a therapist. TBI patient can have more emotional scars that can’t be healed by the process of grieving thus, one may suffer from Post-traumatic stress disorder or PSTD, plus the confidence that you lose which can hold you back in the process of healing. With that, it is recommended to see a therapist. Eight, share the workload. You should refrain yourself from working too much for this might not help in recovering quickly.
No matter what it is, mild or severe, it can cause someone’s perspective to change. The things above can be significant to you if you’re one of those TBI who’s determined to live the life as what they wanted it to be.