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Do you ever wish you had a sign?


#21

I DID AT FIRST BUT NOW WHEN I BUMP INTO PEOPLE OR THINGS I JUST LAUGH AT MYSELF AND THANK GOD I AM ALIVE, MOST OF THE PEOPLE I BUMP INTO ARE AT CHURCH AND THEY ALL KNOW SO I JUST KEEP RIGHT ON WALKIN AND SMILIN. NOW WHEN I BUMP MY HEAD SOMETHINES I SAY GIRL YOU NEED TO WATCH WHERE YOU GOIN MORE BEFORE YOU KNOCK YOURSELF OUT. NOW WHEN OR IF I GO BACK TO WORK I MIGHT HAVE TO WEAR A SIGN TO LET THEM KNOW I COMIN AND DONT RUN ME DOWN.


#22

THAT’S RIGHT WHAT IS THEIR EXCUSE, BUT I JUST KEEP RIGHT ON MOVIN, JUST LIKE THE SCARE IN MY HEAD I AM NOT GOIN TO TELL EVERYONE I SEE WHY IT’S THERE IF THE LOOK TO HARD I MIGHT IF THEY DONT I JUST TRUN SO THEY CAN SEE IT BETTER


#23

WOW!!!! i love that!!! i feel the same way, i wish i had a sign... actually i have a shirt that says " i survived brain surgery" hhah my sister got it for me:) but people would look at me like i was drunk or rush pass me and i would almost fall down! some people!!


#24

Ditto on your sign story, but it wasn't the treadmill that caused me grief. I got knocked in the head by a weight machine when I bent down and lost my footing while someone was pushing up with a weight machine. Then I freaked out cuz I was afraid I'd have another brain injury. I think I completely freaked out the woman using the eqipment that clocked me in the head. I couldn't expain to her why I was sooo upset. I hate falling over in public, which happens more when I'm crazy tired. I often wonder what non brain injured people think of me in these situations. Why I care is beyond me. Really we should just be proud fpr being up right and mobile!!! Thanks for listening to my ranting!


#25

Outstanding write, and so true.

Sometimes when people are really offensive to me and don't seem
to have a clue what I have been through... I almost want to wish
that they would have to go through what I have(what we have!), but then
I stop because I would not wish that on anyone on earth.
Even them.


#26

I know this is an older post but this sums up mynew life perfectly!


#27

Mike, I’m both sad and glad you found some familiarity to it. I wish none of us could relate but so glad some do. It gets better. You just have to settle in to your new normal.


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#29

Trish; thank you. I would never wish this on anyone but it helps to know someone else is dealing with and understands my struggles.