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Day 7 Brain Injury Awareness

This is the last day I will do this, every day is not doable for me. But I tried. 7 days of awareness is better than none. I’m sure I will add a few more this month.

This is also a good point to the fact that I am considered totally and permanently disabled. I have high hopes and wishes that honestly I just cannot fulfill or do. But I am learning and that’s ok.

I officially have been approved for total and permanent disability. I got the letter on 3/5/21 and had my hearing on 2/26/21. I met each of the criteria check marks from the medical expert sadly.

It is sad to me how broken the system is. That it took me fighting for this to get what honestly was needed and deserved. This is also a good point that you have to not give up and be persistent. My original denial was from two providers who did not even have half of my medical records and the medical expert in my appeal clearly stated that they did not make an informed or accurate decision.

Never give up. I am sad to be where I am, but I am glad to still be here and glad that I don’t give up, fight for what’s right and advocate for yourself. You have to and if you can’t you have to find someone who can for you, to be your representative and voice.

Thank you to Cascadia Disability in Portland, Oregon who took on my case and created a solid case for the judge.

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 7 Brain Injury Awareness”

Congratulations on posting for 7 days in a row! It’s a huge accomplishment and exhibits your incredible will to survive through so much adversity, along with your kindness to want to help others. Thank you for sharing.

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