A couples journey through concussion recovery with Drew and Terry Neimann

Episode 15 March 15, 2022 00:48:08
A couples journey through concussion recovery with Drew and Terry Neimann
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A couples journey through concussion recovery with Drew and Terry Neimann

Show Notes

I never knew that I’d hear couples so fiercely discuss the topic of mashed potatoes! On the podcast I have a gem for you! This candid, funny, and authentic couple shares the ups and downs of recovering after concussion.  Drew and Terry Neimann are the co-hosts of the battle within podcast. They shared insights on communication and individual stories of their own struggles. Towards the end, we had some fun discussing holiday foods and a long standing argument about the best things to eat around the holidays! 

Meet Meet Drew and Terry 

Terry and Drew Niemann are podcast hosts who tell  stories of healing from Post Concussion Syndrome (PCS). The podcast focuses on the journeys of concussion survivors and their families. All of this is done in an effort to help others experiencing PCS. A Battle Within is a very intentional name. For those who do not know, people who experience a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) often have a war waging internally to find themselves again- all while trying to recover. 

Things we discussed: 


Takeaway #1

Communication! Drew and Terry both state that it was essential to communicate “like hell”.  They both talk about continuing to show up for each other and find out what each of them needed. 

Takeaway #2

Be open to possibility. You have to get used to it until it becomes routine.  There are seasons, it doesn’t have to be terrible forever.  You have to work at the relationship in recovery.  Things will be different.  Many good things can come on the other side of the difficult days.  

Takeaway #3

There’s not just you going through this…Your family members are also going through this process. Let them in and let them understand.  Show some grace, and don’t belittle other people’s pain.  “It’s not a competition” Allow your partner to take space for themselves to recover.  “You have to love enough to let go and at the same time be there (for your partner)”--Terry


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