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Frustrations and Struggles Even Years After Brain Injury

Frustrations and Struggles Even Years After Brain Injury

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Hey guys, it's Adam. Although my brain injury happened in 2006, 6, almost 7 years later I'm still dealing with a lot of the effects and a lot of the frustrations that go along with the symptoms of a traumatic brain injury. One of the things that was a constant reminder and brought it home again recently, was that I was at dinner one day and playing with my mixed vegetables on my plate-- the peas, the carrots, the corn-- I was flicking them to the side of the plate with the spoon, and when I was trying to identify the correct name for each one, I wasn't able to get it. So, I was calling a pea a "carrot," a green bean a "pea," and it was just really frustrating, because as much effort as I was putting into it, I wasn't able to get the exact name right. That just kind of was discouraging, but at the same time it's a reminder and a call to action to stay focused on your recovery, to stay focused on putting in the effort that you need in all situations, even if it's just something as simple as dinner. I hope that helps, and have a great day.

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Adam's injury happened seven years ago, but he still finds he gets frustrated by some of his lingering symptoms. He suggests turning that frustration into a call to action to stay focused on your recovery.

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Hi, I’m Adam Anicich

I’m a former Army Sergeant, a Department of Veterans Affairs employee, a service-disabled vet, and someone with a brain injury. I’m here to share my story with you — along with some practical tips — and I hope that I can help you in your own journey of recovery.

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