The cold vent directed above my head spews out air that once I couldn’t breathe. My almost complete recovery from my accident has been a miracle; if not an anomaly.
Merriam-webster defines a traumatic brain injury as:
an acquired brain injury is caused by an external force (as a blow to the head sustained in a motor vehicle accident or fall or shrapnel or a bullet entering through the skull)
A TBI can cage you or it can set you free. My TBI has set me free. Though sometimes I flounder on the surface of striving to do the best I always try to show up and be the best I can be. After my car accident, I struggled a lot with everything from talking to walking to one of my favorite hobbies: baking. I couldn’t do hardly anything. Literally, my hands were tied behind my back.
The struggles are completely real and someday’s its unbearably painful to accept the day.
I have fought tooth and nail today to accomplish more in my life to succeed with strength in my endeavors, though sometimes utterly failing in my efforts.
Today I did something amazing, I biked 1 1/2 miles this morning, lifted weights for 30 minutes and did something I never thought I’d be able to do…! 100 squats!
This honestly was a huge accomplishment for me. I want to see if I can accomplish the 30 day 100 squats challenge. It’s gonna be tough but if I keep my head above water and show discipline to this plan I can succeed. So here it goes!
For everyone who is reading this and has a disability or knows someone who has a TBI know that the struggle is unbearable sometimes. Literally, sometimes it is as if a huge iron is pressing against our skulls. The headaches are unreal sometimes. Brain injuries are no fun. Neither are limitations. Rising above A TBI takes courage. It takes initiative. The initiative to succeed and deny your pain. Granted by no means push yourself too hard. Please do not take this the wrong way. To succeed you must step outside your comfort zone and grip the kite strings of “what-ifs.”
When you have a TBI it will try and cut you down and put up a boundary. I am crossing this boundary follow me.
The strength we still have will surprise you. Together lets be better.
God is good and we can live and succeed!