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Recovery Can Hurt

I watched the movie Recovery on the weekend on TVO and had to share it. It's an amazingly realistic story about a man and his family recovering from a traumatic brain injury.

I'll share that, after 20-something years working in brain injury, this was an intensely painful film for me to watch.

If you aren't personally familiar with brain injury, it's worth every minute - you will learn more than any book can teach you. If you are, it will hurt, but will validate the pain and frustration you may have experienced for yourself.

I happened to find YouTube episodes that let you watch the movie 10 min at a time. This is the first of 10 or so parts. You need to watch them all -- or find a dvd of the movie.

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Wow ... This is exceptionally powerful! Even just the clip itself is so emotional, raw, vivid, and wow... I can't actually find the right words. Haha, you heard that correctly, I - of all people - is speachless!

I actually found myself crying as it reminded me of when my grandfather was in a coma. While his was not related to a brain injury per se, I found myself totally relating to the man's wife: the hope, the dispair, the frustration, the wanting the 'old' them back, the worry about family, the ...

I will most definately check out the rest of the video and THANK YOU for posting this. I think it brings a real humanity to the experience. I think sometimes it is easy to - even if only for a moment - lose sight of the bigger picture as we get so caught up in the everyday minutia.

This is definately a video - even just the clip - that I will never forget!

April 12, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterEmily Rogers Nannarone

wow this was touching

April 19, 2011 | Registered CommenterMallory Woodward

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