“Concussion”: An afterthought

The film, “Concussion” enlightened me in so many ways that I dare not attempt to list them on this blog site. Yet, I dare say that the way I had thought of a certain all American game had surely been through the rose colored glasses offered to all who live in the states and watch any kind of contact sports. I will not delve into all that the film portrayed as I feel that it is best watched for the details and self discernment. But I do wish to expound upon a few things that I have been thinking about since the film.                1. I have a Traumatic Brain Injury. In the film they talked about the formation of proteins that attack the footballed brain and basically suffocate it. The protein formation is due to multiple impacts to the brain.  It appeared to be progressive and stimulate multiple symptoms as to which, some, I can say I have experienced. Yet, it never did go into much detail about how long this takes to happen and if in fact those of us who have experienced a TBI aside from football are in danger of the same things. If anyone has a simplified article on said topic (or book) I would love to get a copy as to be able to digest it on my mind’s own terms.

2. I have been thinking about how the people in the film were homeless. In my situation I am having a heck of  time trying to prove to my disability panel that I have a TBI.  Seeing the only way at this time to prove their condition was after death it left me with wondering how one might prove such a predicament while still alive. Do you know of anything out there to prove such a thing?

3. Symptomology was visible in the film but they never actually listed the symptoms nor the signs of the condition. I have read on TBI and know that I do exhibit some of the symptoms of that, but how is what was named on the film and my predicament in life the same? different?

I must say that the film and what it has to say will surely bring life to a topic needing to be revealed. I truly enjoyed it and now have a new person to admire for his fortitude and drive in bringing light to a topic well proven. But, it also left me with multiple questions as well. As I move forward I plan to attempt to delve into the science of the truth with TBIs and their effects on all of us. I will attempt to post more often than I have lately. God bless all.  HUGZ






Author: tbi479/survivor

Recently diagnosed with a Traumatic Brain Injury following a roll over I had to leave my career as a Special Education teacher and move into the realm of the unemployed. Having now experienced the topic of a TBI from both sides I am moving into sharing my insights to help others. Teaching the students with a TBI gave me some awareness but not near what I have learned from walking a mile in their shoes. Being unable to teach I have thus committed myself to this blog and to helping how I am able. I hope you glean something from my posts. Love to all.

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