"Ever since my concussion, I feel like I am a completely different person. It is so discouraging when people assume I’m fine- just because I look fine, sure doesn’t mean I feel fine.
One time my doctor said, “You look so much better today, that’s great!” However, that day happened to be one my worst pain days. This just shows how we can be so easily misunderstood by others. It’s not their fault, it’s just that you need to experience a TBI to understand everything we go through on a daily basis.
I know I shouldn’t, but I always get jealous of others that play sports, or even when I see someone go for a run, I get so sad and discouraged because I miss it so much. It’s hard when people don’t realize that we’ve given up so much of our life and try so incredibly hard to even get through each day.
I’ve learned to adjust to my new self and make the best of my situation- but it’s totally okay to struggle and have bad days. It just makes the the good days like bigger victories!"
-Katie, TBI Survivor