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Taking Control of Your Recovery After Brain Injury

Taking Control of Your Recovery After Brain Injury

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Hey guys, it's Adam, and I'm here today to tell you a little bit about my journey of recovery. Specifically, when I made the decision to take control of my therapy, of my injury, and, ultimately, my recovery. Injury happened in 2006. I got into the VA system and started working. It wasn't until I met my polytrauma physician that it really hit me that I needed to take personal accountability for my recovery. Nobody is going to help my recovery and help my therapy--take control of it--like I will. He really impressed upon me the importance of having a different mental perspective on things and focusing not so much on the way things used to be and how the lifestyle and how my physical abilities used to be before an injury, but instead redirected my focus and tried to help identify what the most positive outcome would be for me now. Whether it's a moderate or mild traumatic brain injury, there always is going to be an end result that can be better-- it doesn't have to be the same, but you can still find things that you enjoy, find things that bring you happiness, and you don't have to get in a mode or a depression where you don't feel comfortable, you don't feel like you're living to your full potential. The choice is up to you. Take control of your life and live life to the fullest. I hope it helps. Thanks.

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Adam talks about how it wasn't until he fully took control of his own recovery that he started to see big changes in his life. "Take personal accountability for how you want to live your life. The choice is yours."

 
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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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