This is a part of the Hot Topic podcast series from the Model Systems Knowledge Translation Center on Changes in Memory After TBI. Tonya Howell, TBI Survivor, discusses Initially Resistant to Memory Strategies.
Now when it came to them telling me about the strategies, to me it felt like they were calling me stupid or slow, to have to rely on something to do it, to remember what I’m supposed to do. But then when it comes to do something on my own, without using them, I’m going to set my kitchen on fire because I’m still trying to do things on my own, but I forgot one thing while I was doing another. So then I was like, okay, stop trying to be big-headed and thinking you can do it and realize that I’m a better person for realizing things have changed, and I need to adjust and adapt or get left behind and suffer consequences. And I’m not about getting left behind and staying stuck. So I’m going to move forward, adapt and adjust, and take on whatever I have to do to get the job done successfully.
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