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Saturday, December 18, 2010

Moving right along . . . past my injury!

I read a really terrific article about recent war veterans with TBI and a new program that helps them revisit the site where their injuries took place. The program has helped many to really move past the effects of their injury.

"I can go to the site where I almost died, and I can say, you know what, this is the start of a new life," says Joseph. "I can close that old chapter out and not hold the baggage of the past. I can take my retirement with a lighter heart."

Here is the article and then my thoughts are below.

I see a parallel here. Writing and publishing my book brought me closure. The writing process, for me, was like visiting the battleground was for these soldiers. Maybe it's partly because I'm used to my life with a TBI, but I also believe that all of the investigation I did into "what happened" in my car accident, and reliving it (in a sense) has allowed me to leave it behind and move on. It's called closure.

I applaud these soldiers!

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