A Hackensack Meridian Health blog about the journey of a young woman who survived a traumatic brain injury and made a miraculous recovery. Her goal is to help others find HOPE while coping with a traumatic health incident. Noelle also speaks with young people about bullying and tolerance.
The procession through the recovery of a brain injury is multifaceted. It is important to always keep dreaming and always keep your head up. A quote by Patrick Henry states, “I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past.” A person can always improve; yet it is far easier to improve when there is a definite direction. I think that the draw of having an enmeshed congregation is to compare stories and experiences and learn what has worked for others who are in a similar situation to you. Whoever stated that knowledge is everything truly knew exactly what they were referring to. Books are wonderful in their own right, but personal interaction and advice is instrumental and in my opinion invaluable. I would love to hear who has been able to compare recovery stories with others and was able to learn a new methodology that he/she wasn’t aware of. This is in large part why I attend support groups. I am always looking to assist others in their recovery process. The recovery from brain injury is unique to every single person, yet there are always certain likenesses amongst the recovery process. The only way to know who has gone through what you are or have gone through is to ask and encourage sharing. I always learn many things by listening to many survivors compare “battle stories” and hear what has worked from them. I learned about the various uses of Botox injections from professionals in the field who have treated many who have had my similar vices. Communication is a necessary and instrumental part of any relationship. A deep and true friendship is built upon a free flowing communication. I am so interested to hear any responses that you may have.
Thank you for reading,