These residual deficits may gradually disappear or improve over time. Some survivors have reported continued improvement for up to eleven years after their injury. However, not all deficits get resolved. They may become a permanent part of the survivor's "new normal." Learning to live with these alterations to your life and move on are vital to having a healthy outlook on life.
Look for ways to adapt your situation to your desired activities. If you like to read but your eyes won't focus on the page, they jump from line to line, or you can't retain in your mind what you are reading, get audio books from the public library. Listening to a novel can be as satisfying as reading if your problem is how to get the story into your mind. Look for alternatives and ways to adapt, and "hearing" books can be just as fulfilling as reading the printed word.
If you like to send emails but your fingers don't have the dexterity to type, "Naturally Speaking" is a computer program that allows you to speak into a microphone, and the program will type your words on the computer. With the IPhone 4 & 5, you can speak to "Siri," the voice activated feature that will do what you tell it to--insert the email address, type the message, and send it for you.
If you like to water ski or snow ski, there is adaptive skiing for all levels of deficits. Look for adaptive ways to do what you enjoy--or look for new activities that will give you pleasure. Searching the internet is a wonderful way to explore the world out there from your home. If you can't type, give directions to someone who can as you search together. Don't let the typing deficit stop you from the real goal of searching the web for adaptive ways to enhance your life and the lives of those around you.