It is common to feel a loss of self after a concussion when you lose so many things you used to be able to do - but there is hope.
This week, Cristabelle speaks with Silvie from The Concussion Community. Silvie struggled for years to find the right help and understand what was going on with her. Her concussion was even misdiagnosed as anxiety. The regular doctors she visited couldn’t address her symptoms, so she wasn’t getting help from them. Eventually, Silvie found the right concussion treatments and she is here to share what she has learned from her journey, offering hope to listeners to know that rebuilding your life is possible.
Listen below or subscribe on podcast platforms!
4:30 Hope Story with Cristabelle
14:05 Sylvie’s Concussion Journey
19:15 Misdiagnosed with Anxiety
21:10 Looking for Help
25:30 Rebuilding Life
29:30 Concussion Community
32:25 Getting Treatment
38:00 Hope for Everyone
41:30 Words of Hope
MEET OUR GUEST:
Hi! I am Silvie, 30 years old and living in The Netherlands. In May 2017, I had a scooter accident, which caused me whiplash and concussion. That day, I went home after the accident, not knowing I’d just walked into a new life. I struggled for years to find the right help and understand what was going on with me. The regular doctors I visited couldn't address my symptoms, so I wasn't getting any help from them. I felt misunderstood and lonely during my journey, which is exactly why I created The Concussion Community.
Connect with Silvie: @theconcussioncommunity on Instagram or at www.theconcussioncommunity.com
Cristabelle Braden is an award winning singer/songwriter, keynote speaker, podcast host, brain injury survivor & advocate.
Connect: @cristabellebraden | cristabellebraden.com
About This Podcast
Have you or a loved one experienced a traumatic brain injury, stroke, concussion, or ABI? This podcast is for you. Sharing hope, support, and education for brain injury survivors, caregivers, and families. Hosted by award-winning TBI survivor, advocate, and singer/songwriter Cristabelle Braden, this is an uplifting podcast to bring hope to your darkest days. Subscribe and stay tuned for messages of encouragement, interviews with professionals, and survivor stories.
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