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Don’t Blame Someone With A Traumatic Brain Injury If They Lose It With Technology

 

 

I have a love/hate relationshit with technology.

While technology can make things easier for most of us, it’s a bitch and a half for someone who has a traumatic brain injury.

My particular case is particularly frustrating because the blows to the head which I received via working at Walmart (the pallets would break and hit me in the head) and the seizure I had, which was the result of stress I experienced while working as a community trainer for someone with autism for nearly a decade have destroyed my patience with objects, but not people-so long as the sons of bitches don’t judge me.

Let me tell you what happens when this shit goes down.

First, something won’t work on a particular object.

Next, I try again.

By the third attempt, I’m in big trouble.  Red flashes into my brain and I have to hope that I can duck out in time-or I just act on instinct.

This is a serious problem which I experience and I am desperately trying to correct this, because of the disastrous results of failing to control frustration-all of which are well known.

I know that I am not the only one who goes through this, so I encourage you to share your experiences online with those who believe it’s simply a matter of self-control.

You want to know something?  I’m completely calm right now.  Why?  Because I’m not working with a composition program which has given me nothing but problems all night.

Let’s see what happens when I return to it-which I must.  I have work that’s due.

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