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When you come out of the storm… 4 year brain injury survivor anniversary 

Sorry I’ve been quiet this week, it’s been a weird one. My accident/traumatic brain injury/brain surgery was 4 years ago on Tuesday and I had trouble coming up with what to write about it. I’ve gone through so much yet have no idea what to say about it… And I still don’t. I think it’s the first time I’ve actually being stunned by what happened to me. I feel so weird. All I can think is “How on earth did I survive that?!”

I’d like to share something that my friend shared a few days ago that really spoke to me, and I imagine it will speak to other brain injury survivors too:

“And once the storm is over, you won’t remember how you made it through, how you managed to survive. You won’t even be sure, whether the storm is really over. But one thing is certain. When you come out of the storm, you won’t be the same person who walked in. That’s what this storm’s all about.”

― Haruki Murakami

Sorry if you were expecting more words, but I think you can understand. (Sometimes less is more!) I’d like to take this time to thank everyone who supports Alphabet Brains and the community that has been made because of you all 🙂

You can read all about my accident in my survivor story here: alphabetbrains.com/2016/05/19/naomis-story



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