Family – Part 1
As you may well imagine, I have a network of people I know with brain injuries and the simple thing about brain injuries that there are no two alike. No diagnosis is the same, the same treatment, recovery etc. Finding? Don’t get me started on the finding. However, suffice to say I recently heard one in my network say her settlement date was looming. I’m sorry WTF?
They still live at home, while my age they haven’t lived out of home and when they visited my home some years ago, she wandered around asking if each bit of furniture was mine. Everything in my home is mine. I don’t rent furnished homes.
So, I wasn’t sure how she could afford her own place in such a great location, however when discussing this conversation with another her reasoning was simple.
“She said, her family are assholes.”
For all sense and reason, I think she wouldn’t argue with me when I say for what she has told me, her family is the same.
I know she recently told me her family and cousins all went away for a weekend of a week and didn’t invite her. Huh? What?
When she asked why, she had been overlooked? She was told, because of her chronic pain, they thought she wouldn’t want to come.
Now, let me just suggest, when you suffer chronic pain, it’s never ending, no matter what you do or how often you can be guaranteed it will return and be with you forever. No matter where you are.
So, if you swim, do yoga, take pills, sleep a lot, you will find a way to do whatever you need to, to cope and sometimes a change of location makes all the difference.