Your Life if you Never Had A Brain Injury, Stroke or Bleed

Every so often I imagine there is an alternate reality, timeline or world where a second version of me is living out my life without the brain injury. Would my life have been better or would I be worse off? 

Would I have become a criminal or drug addict? I highly doubt it but you never know. Would I be living out in the Uk, Japan or africa? 

When I do this mind twist exercise, it really makes me think about how powerful your perspective is in life. Your perspective can literally alter your current state of reality as being good or something bad. 

For example, it is currently raining outside and I could’ve thought of that as sucking. Especially since it’s raining on one of my days off but the rain this morning is what inspired me to sit down and write. I saw the rain outside and thought wow, this is some great weather to hunker down to and write a little something.    

Furthermore, when I think about the alternate dystopian reality that could be my life, I could have ended up being killed by something else in an alternate reality. And what really numbs my mind is to think, what if I died from my brain injury and there is an alternate world without me living in it? 

I chuckled for a moment after writing this but it’s true, I could have easily died from my acquired brain injury (AVM). There are many who have died before me and after me from an AVM or stroke, but I was lucky enough to live. When I do this exercise and think if my family, friends and the world would be better off without me in it, I don’t think they would, nor would they want to.

So, I’m curious what your perspective is on this? If there were an alternate reality living out your life without the brain injury, would you be better off or worse?

Please let me know in the comments and if you liked this story please click the like button and share it with a friend or family member to see what their perspective is!

Thank you and have an amazing day!  


  1. Great story.

    Creating a recovery from brain injury recovery page was important to me.

    This page has shown me many things.

    Recovery is most important.

    Nothing in life is guaranteed, with or with brain boo boo.

    Where we go next is what makes us recover properly. Roll on.


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