Having a Brain injury is of course not a joke but spending your days in depression and pity will achieve nothing for you or the people around you.
From a personal experience, my family and I have slowly been watching my father slip away from us due to suffering from PSP (Progressive Supranuclear Palsy) and I can honestly say if it was not due to humour I do not know how we would be coping right now.
Similarly to the blog below, many people would be offended if they heard half of the jokes that we make and laugh about (and my friends and family will know exactly what I mean when I say this!) however I cannot emphasise enough how this has helped us plough on...even in the darkest of times it really has picked us up however you must be strong enough- and only you can give yourself that strength. This is when you learn that it is really down to you and ONLY YOU to find and keep that strength going and I don't think it's hard to find because when you want something and I mean REALLY WANT something then I believe you CAN do it and nothing will get in your way! So when I read the blog below which talked about using humour to deal with cancer, blindness and a brain injury it was right up my street and brought the biggest smile to my face to see that there are others out there who have also found that strength and learnt that laughter really can be the best medicine!
I know that this is something that is easier said than done but if you can find the courage deep inside you to be strong, positive and change your outlook on life then I promise you that you will find a way to be happy and will never need to look back!
It is also important to surround yourself with positive and supportive association and there are many support groups out there who can help provide this to you.
If you have a spare moment then I would recommend that you read the below blog as this can relate to everyone who is going through testing times or it may just put a smile on your face and provide assurance that there is always light even in darkness..you just have to want to see it!
These days, I can look at my life one of two ways. Sure, I can say, “poor me, poor poor me.” But the only thing that does is rob today of it’s beauty and promise. Or I can chose to do the best I can – just for today. And if there happens to be a bit of laughter along the way, a good day turns quickly into a great day.