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  • Lynn
    April 18, 2011 - 12:22

    I myself suffered from a traumatic car accident 16 yrs ago. My family was told that if I ever came out of my comma; which lasted 7 days, I could be a vegtable. Here I am 16 years later & have graduated college with a Medical Office Adminstration diploma & am working for the Federal Government for 9 years. I think that the accident made me have to prove to the world & myself that I was the same person I was prior to my accident. It made me frustrated at times trying to do the things I used to do without thinking first & then after the accident, little things like thinking about drinking so I wouldn't choke became a normal part of life. I often tell people that a brain injury is like being reborn. You have to learn how to do everything all over again. Little things like, walking, talking, moving legs, arms.... It certainly makes you a stronger person. BUT to look at me, you'd never know that I have this 'disability'. All I have is a traceotomy scar. A constant reminder of my struggles for normalcy..