“One family member didn’t think anything was really wrong with me and took my altered behavior as being a change in the way I cared about them. Well, if I wasn’t able to help them out at much as I did the in past, did that mean I didn’t love them anymore?”
“It really hurts me when my family and friends equate how I look with what I should now be accomplishing.”
When you have a brain injury, your life is forever changed. Since many of the side effects of brain injury are not visible, we often hear how a survivor’s family and social network can have difficulty understanding, and even accepting, these changes in the survivor. If you look the same, why don’t you act the same?
Don’t Blame The Lettuce is a booklet written by survivors sharing their life altering experiences of living with a brain injury to help foster understanding, growth, and awareness.
Cj Heavey, Brain tumor survivor