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Old 02-28-2014, 07:18 PM   #1
billwendy
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Traumatic Brain Injury strategies

Hi!

I'm starting to plan a trip to Disney. I've been many times, but this time is a little different. I've had 2 tbi's in the past year. Now my trip isn't till December, but, I want to plan, and then be surprised if and when I make progress in therapy and don't need strategies.

I'm easily overwhelmed by crowds, unexpected sounds and strong smells. My balance isn't great and right now I use a walker or a cane. I have a Jtube and right now am feeding 24/7, but do eat by mouth some as well...but taking in liquid is rough for me. I have to carry my kangaroo Joey feed and flush pump with me in a backpack. I understand well, but have difficulty with focus and sometimes ire tigon following. I stutter when I'm excited or nervous. I have issues with my vestibular system and dizziness as well.

This will be my first big trip since my Tbi. I know I'll be emotional just recalling the difference in life for DH and I since the last time we were there....but I'm still me inside, a great Disney lover, and soooooo thrilled to have this trip to look forward to as a goal! A wonderful group of friends are sending Billy and I and we are beyond excited!!

Sooooo, I'm looking for your best tips!!
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