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Day 2 Brain Injury Awareness Month

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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By jessymunch826

I am a TBI Survivor and woman who has been through a lot of good and bad. My goal by this blog is to share what I have learned and how life has happened for me and not to me. I have found purpose in it all and am here to share it. I am also sober and quitting drinking was the best choice for me. I will post about TBI, Brain Injury, life, travel, lessons learned and more. I am not a doctor or a nurse, I am a traumatic brain injury survivor who has lived 40 years of life and have an amazing mindset from it all. None of this is medical advice, that is what your doctor is for or 911 if you are having an true emergency and need help right away. I am here for community and to share all I have learned, you never know who it will help. Click on the white title of the blog post to read, just saying in case you might be confused like I am with all this 🤣

2 replies on “Day 2 Brain Injury Awareness Month”

Thank you for providing this information. First, I wasn’t aware that it’s Brain Injury Awareness month. Secondly, I didn’t know it TBIs were so common. I hate to admit that I would probably still be clueless if you hadn’t shared the information. So thank you for keeping us informed.

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I was clueless and worked in the medical field as a health educator and in the emergency room. My best friend specializes in TBI as a doctor but still clueless until it personally affected me. I had multiple mild TBIs before my severe one too, yet clueless! So I love to share the info:)

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