In one sense, you have already survived. The brain injury that you suffered in a motor vehicle crash on Burlington Street in North Kansas City did not kill you. However, it likely left you changed. Things are probably different than they were prior to the accident and the question now is how to move on with the rest of your life.
Five Things That Will Make You a Successful Brain Injury Survivor
If you define “surviving” as something different than “continuing to live” then you may have to advocate for your survival. You may have to work hard to make your future not simply about continuing to live, but rather about continuing to live the way that you want to live and about recovering to the maximum medical extent possible.
The following things may make you more likely to survive, according to that definition of survival:
- Having a positive attitude – Believe that you will survive the way you want to survive.
- Being willing to work hard – This won’t be easy. Your physical and financial recoveries will require work, but you can do it.
- Accepting help – You don’t have to do all of this alone. Build a support team around you. Such a team may include your family, friends, doctors and lawyer.
- Fighting for justice – Don’t sit back and accept what happened. Instead, fight to protect your legal rights and possible recovery.
- Being creative – If you can’t do something the way that you used to, then you may need to be creative. Find another way to get it done or find something else to do that you find just as fulfilling.
Of course, you likely have unique personal attributes that will benefit you during the recovery process.
Want to Know What Else Can Help You Survive?
If you are ready and willing to fight for your future then we encourage you to download a free copy of our Brain Injury Survivor’s Guide to find out more about how to make the most of the rest of your life.
Don’t do this alone. Instead, make a plan, get informed, and work hard to get the recovery that you deserve.