There are a few words that I say or people say all the time that I hate. The main one is normal. People say ‘that’s normal’ all the time and I cringe. It’s not normal, I’m not normal, things aren’t normal. I know I over think things but when you hear it all the time I just want to scream. Nothing is ‘normal’ if you are recovering from a brain injury, compared to my old life. I need to embrace the new normal I know but it is hard. The last year I have been aiming for ‘normal’ but now I realise that won’t happen. That is probably why I hate the word so much. Another word I hate is lucky. I say it all the time but I don’t feel lucky. I guess you can look at it from both sides. I wasn’t lucky to have a heart attack, I wasn’t lucky to have a cardiac arrest, I am not lucky as I now have a brain injury. I guess that is how I see it most of the time. On the other side I should consider myself lucky as I survived, one of the 8%. That blows my mind.
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