The Importance of Journaling After a TBI

girl writing in her TBI journal

Healing from a TBI is oftentimes a slow and steady process. It’s not only a physical process but an emotional and psychological one. While there are many ways to cope and further your healing during this time, one of the best ways you can help yourself if by keeping a daily journal of your day-to-day thoughts, activities, and potential obstacles.

Getting Proper Medical Care

Writing down how you are feeling day-to-day can help you get a grasp on your thoughts and the challenges you are having. You should write down any symptoms you are feeling and how these changes are impacting your life.

When you go back to see your doctor periodically, you can refer back to your journal entries and discuss how you can get the medical treatment and resources you need to further heal. For instance, if you are feeling anxious or depressed, you may be referred to see a therapist or psychiatrist or even join a support group. If you’re having trouble with certain physical tasks, such as balancing or picking things up, you may benefit from having physical therapy or rehabilitation treatments.

Painting a Bigger Picture

The cost of psychiatry appointments, physical therapy treatments, and other types of medical treatments you need can rack up fast. If you sustained your TBI in an accident that was caused by another person, you should not have to pay for these out-of-pocket expenses.

Your journal entries can be used to paint a larger photo of just how much your life has been impacted because of the brain injury you sustained. Your personal injury attorney will be able to use these entries as evidence to show just how your life was impacted by your TBI so you obtain full compensation for emotional damages and diminished quality of life on top of the total cost of your medical expenses.

Our traumatic brain injury attorneys have nearly 40 years of legal experience helping clients across Fresno and the surrounding communities. As your legal advocates, our attorneys care about getting you the full compensation you need to heal from a TBI.

Everyone has a story, and we’re ready to hear yours.

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