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  1. Ashley

    Thank you for sharing Patrick. Takes a lot of strength ! And helps us all out that are either survivors or know someone that has been affected by a brain injury. I think I told the therapists before and got mad , telling them to stop
    Treating my husband the way they were and talking down to him. I hated it. ! Keep up the good work

    • Anj Granieri

      Ashley, Patrick is new to Facebook but i’ll make sure he sees your comment. I did read it out loud to him last night. It can be hard i think… there have been therapists that NEVER talked down to Patrick and others who did. Its never ok and it diminishes their already damaged self esteem. Thanks for posting.

  2. Abby

    Thank you for writing Patrick… this is so important to do. I have had a TBI also. I just want you to know that I appreciate your words and I understand the feelings you talk about. It is so hard (that sometimes we can only laugh in the face of it). We live in a world that is no longer built to suit our needs. For you to write about these feelings is a very affirming step because it makes those feelings valid. Sometimes it is very isolating not knowing anyone else who has been through anything similar. So it’s important that you write, it builds strength in the online TBI community to know that we’re not experiencing these very complicated feelings alone! It makes me feel less alone and ‘worthless’ to read these words. Thank you.

    • Anj Granieri

      thanks Abby. How are you doing? I will make sure Patrick sees this. How far out are you since your TBI and how is your recovery going?

  3. Monica Cochran

    Thanks for sharing! I hear your frustration….My son often felt like you do early on in his recovery…please keep writing. We’re several years out from injury and he still keeps learning and reinventing his life …Keep at it!!

    • Anj Granieri

      how far out is your son now? How is he doing? We always like to hear from those further along… we are 2 years out and feel like its been forever…

  4. Sandy

    Thanks for sharing Patrick. I look forward to your next post. I too have a TBI and it changes us forever but I am glad to still be living.

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