One of the most frustrating aspects of brain injury is that people often find themselves cut off from their previous life; unable to do the things they love or keep up with the social life they once had. As with other aspects of recovery, there are ways around these challenges. While it may not be possible to return to life as before, it is important to seek ways to stay socially connected and find activities that are rewarding and fun.
The first step is to speak with rehabilitation specialists and family to determine what your capabilities and limitations are at your current stage of recovery. It is very common for people with brain injury to feel that they are further along the road to recovery than they actually are.