You are lucky to be alive following a traumatic brain injury… but you don’t feel lucky. You feel lonely, and are frustrated, angry and do not understand why everyone you used to socialize with no longer wants to spend as much time with you as you would like. Perhaps your friends and family do not understand the changes in you.
You know you have changed. Friends and family must now get to know the new you… but you also need to know who the new you is and how to make changes so that you can move forward.
It is important to work with the right team of Rehabilitation Therapists who specialize in working with brain injuries. They will be able to assist you and provide you with some alternatives that may help you to socialize within your comfort zone, and understand any limitations that you may have.
Rehabilitation Therapists will also go out into the community with you, introducing you to many new and exciting activities that you may never have thought that you would like. You may enjoy volunteering at a favourite organization or exploring a new hobby. This will also provide you with an opportunity to make new friends.
There is a whole wide world for the new you to explore. Go out there and get involved. You are in charge of socializing and having fun on your own terms. We at Oatley Vigmond are here to help. If you would like to speak with one of our lawyers or accident benefit specialists, we would be pleased to provide you with a free consultation.