On Day 2 of brain injury awareness I wonder if you know how common it is to get a brain injury and the difference between an ABI- Acquired Brain Injury and TBI- Traumatic Brain Injury?
I want to throw in here how an ABI and TBI can be confusing in the fact that most people who suffer an ABI consider it traumatic, rightfully so. But there is a difference and words matter and it’s good for you to know the difference. I think all brain injuries are traumatic but it’s important to know the difference especially when I know people who say they have a TBI when they actually had an ABI. Many of us are could be living with something at any time that could burst and become an ABI. it’s important to know the differences and signs to watch out for in case you ever begin to have any. Check out this link for more information.
My son has an ABI- Acquired Brain Injury that was found as an infant, I have a TBI from my motocross accident. The purpose I have found in getting mine is that I now can understand my son like I never did before. And honestly, despite being in the medical field and educated I never knew his Chiari Malformation & hydrocephalus was considered a brain injury.
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