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this may be a long shot but are any of you children of, loved ones of or someone themself who is a parent with a TBI.
I have a TBI and I’m really scared that I’m going to forget my kids more than I already do. I am afraid that when I have another child I won’t be able to be a good parent to them because I won’t remember who they are to me.
My doctors think I’m going to develop CTE and I’m so scared.
Anyone have any advice?
Also any advice for how to deal with pregnancy while a full time wheelchair user? I may be pregnant and I’m a full time wheelchair user and can’t even stand and have no idea what I’m doing as my TBI was only a year ago.
I just recently joined disabled parenting looking for other parents with TBI. I’m afraid of forgetting as well. I take lots of pictures, write down sayings, paraphrase episodes of funny, scared, angry, etc… incidences. I know my memory is slowly deteriorating. There will be a time when I may not remember. My advise is, prepare them. I have found they are never too young to discuss my disabilities in age appropriate ways. They will comprehend it their own way and ask questions as they grow. Especially if you are honest and open with them from a child development standpoint. I hope this helps.
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