Boston Globe writer Bella English suffered a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) in a bicycle accident in the fall of 2010. As is the case with so many TBI accidents her journey to recovery is full of struggles and successes. This article, eloquently written by Bella offers you her perspective on her recovery, both physically and mentally.
Accidents such as Bellas can cause a serious brain injury; however there are many causes where the accident itself is not as traumatic, yet the victim still suffers from deficits in their everyday functioning.
Common indicators and symptoms of traumatic brain injury may differ by patient; generally, one finds a change or loss of consciousness, dizziness, headaches, memory impairments, visual disturbances, speech disorders, disorientation and balance difficulties.