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Zozo_ollie

668d

I have missed many days of school because of my TBI. It has caused me to fall behind a grade, and at this rate I will not be able to graduate this year. I was wondering if anyone had any similar experiences, and what I should do to make it to school. I'm thinking about getting my GED but I feel like that's cheating and I want to feel like I accomplished something.

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    • Zozo_ollie

      579d

      @SavvyDisnerd that really helped me. Honestly I still feel lost on what I'm going to do. I'm thinking about getting my GED because it's been so hard finishing, but that's why I want to finish and graduate highschool. I've worked so hard and I want to feel like that effort wasn't for nothing

    • SavvyDisnerd

      583d

      I had to delay my high school graduation by a year due to my TBI from a car crash spring of junior year. I also took a gap year before starting college because I am a musician and a couldn’t play for a long time following my TBI. Now in college I’ve taken a semester off and changed my major, and so will be graduating a year later than I had initially planned. While I was homeschooled through high school and don’t have as much practical advice on that front, I just want to say that it’s ok if you need more time somewhere. Everyone has their own path and life altering injuries play a huge part of that. Don’t let anyone else tell you what you “should” be doing, but take the past that feels best for you and your health, even if it takes more time than people think is standard

      • Zozo_ollie

        579d

        @SavvyDisnerd that really helped me. Honestly I still feel lost on what I'm going to do. I'm thinking about getting my GED because it's been so hard finishing, but that's why I want to finish and graduate highschool. I've worked so hard and I want to feel like that effort wasn't for nothing

    • CherHorowitz

      617d

      I had my TBI November of my senior year. I found out years later that I could have had better accommodations. I remember it being frustrating. I was able to keep up with photography and french class, but my mom practically did all my history and English homework for me. She would read aloud to me because I couldn't read and work on things with me. I think the fact that I still had to turn in work a bit ridiculous. I would recommend getting documented accommodations if possible and accessible to you. Good luck!

    • kelzbellz

      633d

      I was 11 months old when I got my TBI so I had to go through all my years of schooling with it. High school was especially rough, if it wasnt for my teacher's assistant and special classes, I never would've graduated. Don't be afraid to ask for help if you need it

    • cherryrose

      654d

      Hello! I got my TBI before I went into 8th grade … you should look into getting a 504 if you don’t have one. it is like an IEP for medical conditions.

      • cherryrose

        654d

        @cherryrose it is a legal document that teachers have to abide by!!! it helped me & I hope it helps you too. my messages are always open if you would like to chat ❤️ ❤️

    • Keri007

      663d

      I completed high-school before my TBI

    • Emcul

      668d

      I’m very sorry! I feel for you, I have a TBI because of a motorcycle accident in ‘14. I’m definitely getting better in the head but am paralyzed on the right side of my body. Used to be a commercial pilot and miss it a ton everyday, so I’m really hoping that by the time I’m 35 Lord granting I’ll be able to get back to it. What was your injury from?

      • Zozo_ollie

        667d

        @Emcul I have had about 4 but the most recent one was in a car crash

        • Emcul

          667d

          @Zozo_ollie really?! Oof…glad you’re living. Quit getting into the wrecks 😊👍.

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