Loss of independence
Sensory overload (i.e. difficulties processing sensor input)
Emotional volatility (including depression, anxiety, rage)
Short attention span/easily distracted
Damaged sequential thinking
Trouble with task initiation
Heightened awareness (including self-awareness)
More in tune with environment
More of an extrovert
Improved ability to connect with people
Increased ability to discover the passion and joy in life
An amazing journey
P.S. Through my brain injury, I discovered writing and rediscovered teaching. I am an author and much better teacher.
P.P.S. My gains far outweigh my losses. I wouldn't want to repeat the experience, but I wouldn't undo it. Through my journey, I have grown as a person and I like who I have become better than the old me.