The immediate aftermath and consequences of traumatic head/brain injury (TBI)
Here are some notes * , m (a rehabilitation nurse) made recently, regarding a discussion about our situation (sudden and extremely traumatic nearly 30 (long) years ago.
* brief (in note form)
THE QUESTIONS (very BIG ONES)
Contemplating the “immediate future”
What kind of career should I now be looking at?
What sort of career can you go back to?
Can you go back to the same occupation?
Look at the long-term outlook
How to earn a living and support a family?
What are my career options?
What type of help and support can you access?
If you are married, what role will the spouse play (now and in the future)?
What is the social and medical assistance I/we can get (available resources)?
How are the/one’s extended family going to be able help in the situation?
The path to rehabilitation
What physical exercise should I be doing?
What mental exercises should I be doing?
What are the best options for me?
What are all the options I need to know on the road up ahead?
Do I need an advocate for support to come with me to medical and specialist appointments… to ask the questions?
This is very important if you have difficulty in processing lots of new information.
All this info was learnt “first hand through and trial and error” with no real assistance and support (most of it in another/”foreign” country)… let alone resources (such as the www) at the time.. M (the nurse) and I hope this info may be helpful to survivors of traumatic brain injury.
m (“the nurse”- thanks to you for all the care and support)
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