My Dad or others, mostly my Dad, would probably say these sort of things when I was younger and I would not take much notice but as I have grown up, I notice it more and find it quite annoying. One day, I might be yawning quite a lot in the car and my Dad might say "Tired, mate?", I would say "Yeah" and he might say "We all get like that sometimes" and I have said to him "it's a bit different for me though". Several times he has said something along those lines to me. And so does my Auntie sometimes. It's as if they don't want the answer to be BI related, like they don't want me to be classed as a person with a BI, but more of an able-bodied human being like them. somebody I know from my local Headway was speaking about the same thing, he was caught yawning or had some confusion with his memory and a friend might say "Oh we all get like that" and then he would say to us "No, no you don't". This friend has not got a brain injury and they have no idea what it is like to go through life with one. My Mum is excellent support with me helping me with confidence and independence which I definitely need but even she can anger me when she might be describing my problems with balance and fatigue. I know she can see me getting tired from walking but she doesn't know what I am capable of.
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