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Saturday, July 13, 2013

Evernote Web: "TBI Effort Like Moving Mountain"

Evernote Web: "TBI Effort Like Moving Mountain"

  1. This is an excellent video describing the experience of people with TBI.

    While the "moving a mountain" illustration would be an exaggeration if I had said it, there certainly is many more times the effort involved in every simple action since my brain injury; every sentence has to be worded carefully and consciously to work around words that can't be found, to catch myself substituting unrelated words that have no obvious connection with the word I want to use, and to explain the use of "compromise" words that don't communicate as effectively as that "right" word that I cannot find.

    I think it would be accurate to say that every sentence I construct has required ten times the effort it would have required before my accident. Consequently, I speak slowly sometimes. I pause a long time before I respond. I start to say one word and awkwardly "slur" its pronunciation into a more appropriate word, sometimes with rather embarrassing results.

    Traumatic Brain Injury Effort Like Moving Mountain
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    http://www.tbilaw.com We ended with Steven and Bill as we do all of our interviews. What parting words do you have to make the world a better place for those...


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