Sometimes because of bad luck, and sometimes because of bad decisions, some injuries can occur to a person that have life-changing consequences. Once these injuries have happened, there are certain activities that you can do to try to get back to your old standard of living, and there are ways to try to heal what has become damaged, but sometimes there is a level of acceptance that has to happen to avoid being bitter as time progresses.
You can think about four types of injuries that have these kinds of consequences. Any brain injury can affect the rest of a person’s life. If an athlete is injured while playing the sport, they may never be able to play again depending on the severity of the injury. If you get in a vehicle accident, there are both short-term and long-term injuries that may occur, especially if there is whiplash or a spinal injury involved. And any injury that affects your eyesight or your hearing may be permanent, and you will have to adapt to a different sensory perception of the world.
Brain matter is very sensitive. It also runs all of the functions of your life. If you end up with a traumatic brain injury, there are consequences that you will have to work with for the rest of your life. If certain physical parts of your brain get damaged, you may have physical or mental aspects of your life changed because the synapses are no longer available. Headaches may occur. You may lose control over certain aspects of physical movement. There are different rehab methods for certain types of brain injuries, but they are often long-term techniques that involve lots of time and effort.
Injuries In Sports
Especially in competitive contact sports, injuries are prevalent. If you are at the top of your game and get injured somehow, if it is severe enough, you may never be able to play again. If you are a professional athlete, this is probably the single most life-changing thing that could happen. Perhaps you will be able to play at an amateur level or adjust to coaching, but specific types of injuries do indicate the end of a professional career playing at a certain level.
Injuries From Vehicle Accidents
Injuries from vehicle accidents can be life-changing as well. Especially if there is a spinal injury involved just given the nature of car crashes, that may be with you for the rest of your life. Seatbelts and airbags do a lot to prevent many types of permanent injuries or death, but that doesn’t mean that high-impact crashes don’t still have long-term effects on people who are in high-speed accidents.
Injuries Involving Vision or Hearing
If anything happens to you where an injury involves your vision or your hearing, that has the chance of becoming a permanent condition. Impacts to your head near your eyes or by your eardrums can cause permanent loss. Also, blinding flashes of light can cause permanent eyesight damage. And even something like listening to gunshots at too close of a range without hearing protection can be with you for the rest of your life.