I am a 23 year old with a Traumatic Brain Injury. I struggle a lot with my health but I’m always trying to better myself and reach my goals. Ask me anything!

Ok, so firstly I'm sorry you've had to go through a TBI!! It must be awful being fully aware of how different you are afterwards.

Secondly, it all sounds just like me. I had a TBI when I was 2 years old, so I don't know any different, but what I do know is I struggle. I struggle with almost daily headaches, always have done. I struggle with feeling so tired, so quickly, everyday. I struggle to be able to say the words I'm thinking or even to find the words I want to use, which makes me struggle to hold conversations without me sounding a bit, well, dumb.

My injury was from falling down the stairs and I landed head first onto a 3 pin plug. It penetrated my skull, I had severe swelling, so much that my forehead hung over my eyes. It took around 3-4 hours for them to retrieve broken skull fragments and I'm just left with a dent at the top right side of my skull. I've never even considered I could have any kind of permanent damage. The only thing I know is I had to have therapy for a year to learn to walk properly again as my left leg apparently wouldn't work. It works fine now except it's evidently weaker than my right. I do struggle to keep a shoe/flip flop/ slipper on that one foot for some strange reason, so I just tend to wear boots as much as I possibly can.

From everything I've described, what do you think?

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