If you think that the world can sometimes be a lonely place, imagine that one day you were on top of the world—recently married, a promising writing career, family was healthy— and out for a bicycle ride on beautiful day. Then a collision with a motor vehicle catapults you to the pavement, and you sustain life threatening injuries. The cyclist is author David A. Grant. The worst of his many injuries was a traumatic brain injury (and he was wearing a helmet). He recalls the details of the trauma with “stunning clarity.” He had a normal CT scan and normal EEG. But the brain injury resulted in several cognitive deficits, and he suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder. After the injury, he experienced chronic fatigue and memory deficits. He has written about his brain injury journey in a way designed to help other victims and family members adjust to living with a brain injury. Enjoy his book: Metamorphosis, Surviving Brain Injury available here or at Amazon.com
By Stewart Casper. Posted September 26, 2016.