Hey guys, it's Adam, and I recently received an email
from an army wife, Christian, out in California.
So I wanted to share this with you
and kind of offer my thoughts.
Christian says: My husband has been getting help for his mild traumatic brain injury
for about a year now, but he's still not back to normal.
He gets really frustrated; how do I help him?
Well, one thing that I would recommend, Christian,
is going out and kind of being supportive of your husband,
continuing to engage him in his therapy.
If he feels like he's reached a plateau or if he's kind of leveled off
in his improvement, one thing that I found was really helpful--
because I'm about 5 years out now from my injury--
is to really kind of go back to engage your physical therapy
and your occupational therapy,
and kind of ask for more advanced treatments and more advanced strategies.
You know--you can explain, "Hey, I've really gotten some of the more
basic strategies down; they've worked well.
I've gotten to what I perceive to be this level, but I'm really looking to go forward."
So being supportive in that is something that I would find
and recommend to be very helpful, so good luck.
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Adam shares his experiences of having to push through the frustrating periods during his recovery from brain injury and continue to make progress.