TBI – Survivors, Caregivers, Family, and Friends

My optimistic, forward-looking husband, who suffered a TBI over 9 years ago, was nevertheless moved by the Beatles’ song YESTERDAY. th-7 He changed a few words to make it more relevant to TBI survivors.  What’s obvious is that David, despite living productively with TBI, still misses his pre-TBI life.

 

 

 

“Yesterday” (for TBI Survivors)
Yesterday, all my troubles seemed so far awayth-6
Now it looks as though they’re here to stay
Oh, I REMEMBER yesterday

Suddenly, I’m not half the man I used to be
There’s a shadow hanging over me.
Oh, yesterday came suddenly

Why LIFE had to CHANGE I don’t know I COULDN’T say
I DID NOTHING wrong, now I LOST MY yesterday

Yesterday, LIFE was such an easy game to play
Now I need a place to BE AGAIN
Oh, I REMEMBER yesterday

Why LIFE had to CHANGE I don’t know I COULDN’T say
I DID NOTHING wrong, now I LOST MY yesterday

Yesterday, LIFE was such an easy game to play
Now I need a place to BE AGAIN
Oh, I REMEMBER yesterday
Mm mm mm mm mm mm mm

And now the original version of the song “Yesterday” by the Beatles.

“Yesterday”

Yesterday, all my troubles seemed so far away
Now it looks as though they’re here to stay
Oh, I believe in yesterdayth-5

Suddenly, I’m not half the man I used to be
There’s a shadow hanging over me.
Oh, yesterday came suddenly

Why she had to go I don’t know she wouldn’t say
I said something wrong, now I long for yesterday

Yesterday, love was such an easy game to play
Now I need a place to hide away
Oh, I believe in yesterday

Why she had to go I don’t know she wouldn’t say
I said something wrong, now I long for yesterday

Yesterday, love was such an easy game to play
Now I need a place to hide away
Oh, I believe in yesterday
Mm mm mm mm mm mm mm

QUESTION: What do you miss most about your TBI life?

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Comments on: "TBI Tales: Missing Pre-TBI Life" (2)

  1. Donna, did you mean what do I miss from my pre-TBI life ; ]

    Although I’m beginning to embrace my new me, I do miss a lot from the old me……relationships have definitely changed, most are gone, but I’m so much closer to God……pretty fair trade.

    My career, I was proud of my abilities and my ability to provide, I lost that and it took years to get to the place financially where I know I will hav a roof over my head and food on my table…….mybe I should have trusted God sooner lol .

    Health……Although I’m learning to live with my limitations, I miss feeling heathy and energetic.

    That said you might not guess I deal with these things daily if you meet me or follow my blog.

    papas
    http://www.papas-travels.blogspot.com

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    • Papa,

      I know that getting used to the new person who emerges after TBI can take some time. It takes a lot of acceptance and tolerance by both the survivor and the caregiver. I’ve heard many people say that they like themselves better after TBI. I don’t know. I sure liked the man I married – the one without the TBI. But I also love this newer version of him. Given that, I will be happier when the new version starts to take out the trash again. 😉

      Donna O’Donnell Figurski
      survivingtraumaticbraininjury.wordpress.com

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