David Cole is an early survivor of traumatic brain injury recovery. Injured while a college freshman in 1980, he has been a pioneer of sorts as he struggled to recover from a 6 month coma, regain his life skills, earn a college diploma, work for his living, marry his beautiful wife and produce three healthy offspring. His driving goal is to educate others about the experience of TBI, to answer the question, "e;What is it like?"e; In the Iliad of the Odd D. C. David Cole brings the full inside experience to you, and he permits you to know first hand, what it is like to have a TBI. By reading his work, written in his way, you can learn what it is like for an everyday, average person trying to obtain optimal strength, health and function in a world turned upside down by a traumatic brain injury. The mental after-effects of a traumatic brain injury (TBI) can be likened to a beautiful mirror that shatters. As the precious glass shards are retrieved and painstakingly pieced back into place, the mirror will be repaired and it can look much like it did in the past. But there will always be places where the glass does not quite fit together. Though the pieces belong in that location, the ability of the glass to reflect a perfect images is gone forever. Both the victim of the TBI and the victim's loved ones will experience an addition trauma of a different sort.
The Iliad of the Odd D. C.
Mother's House Publishing