This is a part of the Hot Topic podcast series from the Model Systems Knowledge Translation Center on TBI and Depression. Dr. Samantha Artherholt discusses Recovery Is a Full Time Job.

We were talking today, Brandon and I, about how really this has been his full-time job since the injury, is getting better and really how much time and energy that takes because he’s had to be very intentional and very structured in his routine of, you know, his exercise days are Monday, Wednesday, Friday. And he’s very structured about that. And he doesn’t miss that unless he really needs to.

And he has his appointments on certain days of the week and those kinds of things. And I think that’s the kind of effort that he has really benefited from in terms of his recovery and doing as well as he’s doing. But it is, it’s a lot of work, and he makes it look easy, but it’s really been a credit to him and to his wife and to his support network that he’s been able to implement all of these strategies and to keep them going because it’s much more work than it looks like on the surface.

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