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23.) How smart is your phone? (memory aids)

23.) How smart is your phone? (memory aids)

Something really frightening happened to me a couple of weeks ago, the worst nightmare of many young people today! I had only been to the local garden centre, it was in my hand as I paid, then I went out to my car and drove straight home. I had it in my hand! The panic and anxiety that set in was truly quite traumatic! I […]

22.) The Change Part Two

22.) The Change Part Two

If you haven’t already done so then please read Part One by clicking this link: 21.) The Change Part One When I was discharged from Trafford General hospital on 27th October 2007 I was full of confidence, I had done really well in hospital and thought that nothing had changed so in a few weeks life would returned to normal. However I was soon to […]

21.) The Change Part One

21.) The Change Part One

I haven’t written one of these for a while and I have loads to say so ill do it in chunks. I write them primarily for anyone with a brain injury and if you are anything like me then you will have a terrible attention span so I try to keep to a max of 1500 words. This is the first chunk, I have no […]

20.) Doing Even More About It (Strategies 3)

20.) Doing Even More About It (Strategies 3)

A couple more tips that I have picked up along the way: Your brain is damaged and cannot do what it did before the accident, it is like a 3 legged donkey and you would not give a 3 legged donkey the same amount if anything to carry because its only got 3 legs. This doesn’t mean that the donkey is useless however, it just […]

19.) Doing More About It (Strategies 2)

19.) Doing More About It (Strategies 2)

The things I’ve talked about previously, although I’ve tried to put a positive spin on them are on the whole pretty negative subjects. Brain injury is negative and having a brain injury is hard, in fact I could think of something to moan about every single day. My memory is terrible, I tell someone and they say “yeah my memory is bad too” but its […]

18.) Doing Something About It (Strategies)

18.) Doing Something About It (Strategies)

I was asked recently by someone who has had a brain injury for about a year if things ever get better? You know what I can remember being exactly like that, I just waiting to heal so that I’d be better. All I could think of was being tired all the time, forgetting things, being left out and being that poorly person for the rest […]

17.) The Confusion of post TBI Communication (confusion)

17.) The Confusion of post TBI Communication (confusion)

I find that I am often misunderstood I can be a bit of a social nightmare and although I never mean any harm people so often seem to misunderstand me and take offence. I am always full of anxiety and thinking how I should have worded something differently. Maybe you meant to say something uplifting but it was taken as an insult? You wanted to […]

16.) Post Traumatic Amnesia

16.) Post Traumatic Amnesia

If I had £1 for every time I’d been asked what was it like being in a coma I wouldn’t be a millionaire! I’d probably have something like £17! Which in 2017 you’d be lucky to get 4 pints for, but 17 is quite a lot of times to be asked something! It is a subject people find intriguing and a good discussion to have […]

15.) Importance Of Employment After Brain Injury

15.) Importance Of Employment After Brain Injury

Ok I will finish my brain injury story but I have been asked to give a talk on employment after brain injury in September and it’s something I’m thinking about so I thought I’d write about that. I’d like to stress how lucky I am as someone who has survived a serious brain injury to be in a position where many forms of work are […]

14.) My Brain Injury story: Part 4

14.) My Brain Injury story: Part 4

A quick warning: This blog contains very grim and potentially upsetting scenes. I would recommend you avoid reading it particularly if you have experience of serious head injury, I would hate for it to trigger any traumatic memories!   If you haven’t yet read previous editions please start from the beginning by clicking here:   I missed a little bit out of the story, forgive […]

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