Oftentimes after a brain injury, patients can experience stages of grief. The goal of this article is to help patients and families find happiness on their road to recovery.
1Smile! It's amazing how the simple act of smiling can make you feel better. It sounds silly until you do it. It's all about your mentality.
2Look at your situation as a mini-vacation. We all work very hard and, as much as your situation is less than ideal, you get a break and other people have an opportunity to take care of you. And there is always extra dessert!
3Work on rehabilitation. As hard as therapy is, mentally and physically, every step in the right direction will pay off. You can do anything you set your mind to and your health is in your hands.
4Try to restart a normal life. Create a routine that allows you to do as much as you can with your situation. Push yourself to become as independent as possible.
5Get inspired! Instead of watching the boob tube all day, open up an enlightening book or watch a TED talk.
6Celebrate little victories. If you are able to move your hand a bit more or speak a little louder, take time to pride yourself on accomplishments. Even though you are on the road to recovery, you should take time to commend your hard work.
7Surround yourself with loved ones. Having a group of people supporting you makes this process a lot easier than recovering solo. Having love behind you is a bigger push than you might think.
8Stay positive. You are a fighter and when there is a will, there is a way!Advertisement
I was hit a few months back. I am still having pressure, shooting pains, and sometimes it feels like an ax is stuck in my skull. How long does it take to go away? Should I just learn to live with this?Please help.Answered by wikiHow Contributor
- N,o don't live in pain. I would advise you to meet with a doctor and seek treatment options.
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