Chapter 18: TBI – Sink or Swim

Reinventing Ann

IMG_1821 When I first started sharing this story, I was honest in writing that it wasn’t “going to be a story about how faith and positive thinking kept me from losing hope…”, that it’s “a real story with raw feelings and emotions, and pain that never goes away.  It’s a story of lost hope, lost faith, and the lonely existence left at the end of this path of TBI – Traumatic Brain Injury.”

I don’t remember ever not believing in God.  I was raised in a Catholic home, we went to church regularly, and this continued into my adulthood, marriage and the parenting of our children.  Pat was also Catholic and we were both involved in our parish for many years.  I studied and taught adult catechism and helped organize programs designed to help others find God and their place in the Catholic Church.  I didn’t understand how people could not…

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