Hey guys, it's Adam, and I'm here today
to tell you a little bit about my journey of recovery.
Specifically, when I made the decision to take control
of my therapy, of my injury,
and, ultimately, my recovery.
Injury happened in 2006.
I got into the VA system
and started working.
It wasn't until I met my polytrauma physician
that it really hit me that I needed to take personal accountability
for my recovery.
Nobody is going to help my recovery
and help my therapy--take control of it--like I will.
He really impressed upon me
the importance of having a different mental perspective on things
and focusing not so much
on the way things used to be
and how the lifestyle
and how my physical abilities used to be before an injury,
but instead redirected my focus
and tried to help identify what the most positive outcome would be
for me now.
Whether it's a moderate or mild traumatic brain injury,
there always is going to be an end result
that can be better--
it doesn't have to be the same, but you can still find things that you enjoy,
find things that bring you happiness,
and you don't have to get in a mode
or a depression where you don't feel comfortable,
you don't feel like you're living to your full potential.
The choice is up to you.
Take control of your life and live life to the fullest.
I hope it helps. Thanks.
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Adam talks about how it wasn't until he fully took control of his own recovery that he started to see big changes in his life. "Take personal accountability for how you want to live your life. The choice is yours."