As I was meeting with my therapist today, yeah that is right I see a therapist, so what, you are messed up if you don’t see one, we talked about about being real and raw in my posts about my TBI. In other words, I need to stop trying to sound academic. I need to bear my soul to my audience about how bad having this injury really is. I choose to give you a glimpse of my life. I hope you have read an article that was written about me one year after my accident (http://www.chadfrancour.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/Eagle-Herald-Newspaper-Article-one-year-after-accident.pdf). This article gives a good idea of my past and what was lost. Having a traumatic brain injury FUCKING SUCKS! There is no simple way to say it. I could pussyfoot around and give some bullshit answer that is politically and academically sound but this time I am going to be naked giving you a glimpse into my life.
I have physical, cognitive, and social disabilities that will always be with me. I will never be the way I was before the accident. Is that a bad thing? In some sense, yes, I was going to have a meaningful and prosperous life but on the other hand no. I was like any other 16-year-old doing crazy things and living life. I had that stripped away and a part of me died that day.
If we look at life objectively instead of subjectively we can have a more balanced view of life. I more than likely could look at my life objectively but that is not coinciding with my other people in my life. I am who I am-accept me for me. If you cannot accept me for me, then forget you!
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