Many brain injury survivors become frustrated with the slow rate at which a brain injury heals. They are used to the comparably more rapid pace seen in the healing of broken bones, cuts and other like injuries. However, it is normal for a serious brain injury to require a much longer period of time before significant progress towards full healing is made. I was reminded of this fact this past Sunday while watching the qualifying for the Indianapolis 500. Former winner Dario Franchitti was interviewed by the hosts and was asked about how he’s been feeling since his horrific crash in a race on October 6. He said that his concussion (brain injury) was almost completely healed. After nine months his injury is not completely healed, but is almost healed. This serves as a reminder that even world class athletes with access to the best medical care available have to patiently wait for healing after a brain injury.
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