Where Was I?
I gather you have noticed my departure from my main message, which was to educate about ABI (Acquired Brain Injury) and disability. There has been a perfectly sound reason for that. And that is two things, if it were to be all about being popular, brain injury/disability is not popular!
Brain injury and disability and these 2 things for which I qualify will never make me a million dollars. I will try to prove that statement somewhat incorrect because as I see it, I need at least a million to afford a home in a suburb I would like to live in. I live to prove people wrong – You Know It!
And because ABI/Disability are not Sexy!
I’ve had several ‘lives’ in terms of my ‘Poor Art Student’ years, then the poor but busy and happy club years, then my “Oh My God” Real money admin years when I’d go home and be happy to not pick up a phone era. And mostly people think I’m only banging on about brain injury now because I have one!
To this I say, “FUCK YOU!” At least I have what I’m selling…
And number two! When I was about 8 or 9, I did the MS Readathon like many Aussie kids. I have never had MS, I’ve never been diagnosed with MS! MS is that “thing” I like to suggest is worse than ‘my’ ABI. Apart from all the other ABI’s that seem worse than mine. I know, don’t ask me to grade a crappier ‘ABI’ than what I have…
I would suggest having most my independence, lost my ability to manage my own money, pay my bills, speak for myself (ever) that would SUCK!
So, for a while, I’ll return to my original aim of educating people about ABI.
I’m not going to tell you an ABI can easily be avoided. Some can, come can’t.
If I told you to not drink or smoke, and you could avoid a stroke, that would be a lie.
Do I suggest never getting in a car or on a motorbike and therefore you can avoid a TBI? (Traumatic Brain Injury), apart from it’s too late, it’s very unrealistic.
You won’t get hit by a bus if your never leave the house, but you can die just as likely by not leaving the house.
You are damned if you do and damned if you don’t.
If you want further information about ABI/TBI, this is not the right blog for you. Luckily, there is someone who does that already, does the appropriate research and you can find his blog here www.brilliantminds.com
I, on the other hand do simple stuff about ABI for the common person.
- Brain Injury – bad!
- Not all brain injuries are avoidable.
- Every ABI/TBI is different. Not all ABI’s get funding.