NYT – Opinion Piece on TBI

09 Oct

Starting Again After a Brain Injury

Go read this two-page article.  It’s good just on the topic of traumatic brain injury from the person impacted point of view.  It also spoke to me on many other fronts, one being how an older child adopted from another country may also have many of the same emotions and experiences – different yet the same. 

Tell me what you think.


Posted by on October 9, 2011 in Uncategorized


2 responses to “NYT – Opinion Piece on TBI

  1. shadowtheadoptee

    October 10, 2011 at 2:08 pm

    Thanks for posting this. I can see the similarities to older adoptees, as well as, international adoptees. The frustration of exspectations others put on you, to adapt, to know, what you can’t possibly. When you fail to meet their expectations, the disappointment, the exasperation, the rejection, because you can’t be what they want, and they don’t exspect of themselves what they exspect of you. I think it is why so many people with disabilities, and yes, adoptees too, keep to themselves and avoid getting too involved with others. The disappointment of others, and the rejection because of the disappointment is to painful, so we learn to depend on and trust only ourselves. It’s hard enough to meet our own exspectations of ourselves, much less that of others. Don’t know if this was shere you were going with this, but I could definitely relate to her frustration.


    • The adopted ones

      October 10, 2011 at 2:20 pm

      Exactly where I was going. To suddenly have your world changed and then be expected to cope, overcome, and be back to your old self immediately. I joined a cardiac rehab program and I felt incredibly comfortable with them because they did not know me before my stroke – they had no knowledge of who I was or what I should be like.



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