Walking through fire

I had to relearn how to walk, because I was a hemiplegic after the traumatic brain injury I suffered. I have never even heard of the word “hemiplegic” until I became one… I think the term “hemiplegic” is a little bit like the third wheel on the disability bandwagon. Almost …

Don’t

I refuse to refer to myself as someone who has a traumatic brain injury or who has damage to her brain. This is not because I think brain damage can be cured or is reversible. I just feel it cannot be referred to in the present tense, because the TBI …