“In January 2017, I had just gotten my hair done and was leaving the salon when I slipped and fell on solid ice. I was knocked unconscious for a few minutes then had a full blown panic attack when I regained consciousness.
Prior to my injury, I was the busiest person I know, working as a clinical social worker, raising 4 kids and never really taking care of myself. After my fall, I spent the next three months going to numerous medical appointments and sleeping 20 hours a day.
My whole life changed and I had no choice but to take care of myself and allow others to care for me as well. Luckily, I recovered well, although I still struggle sometimes and suffer from frequent migraines and headaches as well as severe cognitive hangovers.
As terrifying as my experience was, it really opened my eyes to the importance of slowing down and taking care of myself so that I can continue to take care of others!”
-Lacey, TBI Survivor