“Finding Normal-An Uninvited Change, An Unexpected Outcome” by Jeff Huxford, M.D.

“Dear TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury),

Do you remember the day we met? It was May 3, 2012. Actually, I don’t recall meeting you that day, but that is when you first met Jacqui, Jayse, Jenna, and many of the rest of my friends and family. I didn’t start getting to know you until a few weeks later. At first, I really didn’t know who you were or understand you all that well. I certainly wasn’t aware how much you would forever change my life. Don’t get me wrong, I am most definitely grateful to be doing as well as I am because I know you have left others far worse off than me. But still, your presence has affected everything about me. You changed my life in ways I could have never imagined. You ultimately took away my ability to be a doctor, and I was forced to redefine myself. I had to find another purpose. I had to find what my doctors continually stressed to me, a ‘new normal.’ Because of you, there are some days I have a hard time recognizing the man I have become. So, in case you forgot, let me remind you again. You can leave at any time! -JEFF”-Jeff Huxford, M.D.

Just click the underlined blue line that will immediately transfer you to YouTube music videos:

“Beauty From Pain”-Superchick

“The Purpose In The Pain”-Matt Hybarger

“A Song For The Suffering” (no lyrics)