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Speaking up about my brain injury

I’ve been wanting to post this for awhile and though I struggle with a list of both mental health and chronic pain issues which applies to this graphic or idea that "she's always been ill but able", something else has been coming up a lot for me recently so I feel compelled to share.  I don’t typically share this but here it goes. When I was 16 months old I had multiple seizures and as a result I have a brain injury or “Right Brain Deficit Disorder”. This diagnosis is very specific to me and that in itself can be lonely. I have short term memory loss, cognitive communication disorder, word retrieval issues, developmental topographical disorientation, alexithymia and more. I’ve...

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