I have been following your posts with interest and often find myself saying exactly right ! My original Tbi was about 11 years ago and have had two freak accidents since which have brought the pain and symptoms of the first tbi back and more. My latest tbi was in August of this year. I find it challenging to access my level of functioning. I think I am so much better and feel great about it then a task will emerge that I simply cannot do and I am brought back to a new limitation or reemergence of an old one. I have a bucket list, got tickets to a concert that was on my bucket list and then forced with the difficulty of being around noise realized two weeks before i simply could not go. Limitations have caused embarrassment and frustration when people like a transit clerk cannot understand why I cannot buy a ticket and yells at me for it. I am in my sixties and of course if I could do it I would. Stress really causes my cognitive function to go down. I have bad migraines, fibromyalgia, neuropathy and balance issues which I have been told are connected to the neurological impact of the tbi. Together they make daily living a challenge. It would be easy to spend all my days resting which I did for several years. The pain can be brutal. I find a hour of brain challenging games or puzzles each day really helps my level of functioning. It really has made a positive impact over the past two years that I have been doing them. Faith as someone mentioned earlier is such help in reaching some level of acceptance and peace with my condition. This site is such an inspiration and helps me feel like I am not going crazy and there are people who get it in a way that nobody else can. Look forward to hear more from fellow travelers.