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July 3, 2023

My life changed instantly after being struck by a drunk driver! My old self died and a Severely Injured TBI 🤕 version of me Survived. My progress has been painfully slow with setbacks, plateaus, disappointments, depression, anxiety, divorce, etc.!

I don’t know if I will ever fully accept what happened to me, especially when I have no memory of it til this day! Some people just can’t fathom the thought that I do not recall being sawed out of my vehicle, airlifted to the hospital or the months that followed! I wish I were lying but unfortunately, I don’t!

Survival is in the eye of the beholder! Living with an invisible injury makes this notion less than ideal, when you are not understood because you look “normal” ! Thankfully, despite the frustration that accompanies this invisible injury, I continue to tell my story and the real truth behind living with a Severe TBI! No it’s NOT going to magically disappear, you can’t just “get over it” or any other nonsense that people feel the need to say about something they’d only understand if they were living it! I share my story exactly as I have had to live it (ups & downs) zero sugarcoating and with realistic expectations.

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