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Things that haunt me

The black hole in my mind from leaving my friend’s house to waking up after my surgery My sister telling me that I called her twice while in A&E, I have no memory of that at all. It’s part of the black hole. The conversation we had is even more haunting: “I’m in A&E I’ve… Continue reading Things that haunt me

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Apps that simplify living with a brain injury, part one: Password Managers

‘New password cannot be the same as your old password’ ‘Password does not contain enough characters’ ‘Password must be 8 characters including 1 uppercase letter and 1 special character’ We all know these frustrations… They’ve happened daily with me and with many logins. It’s the same for every person living with a brain injury. Do not… Continue reading Apps that simplify living with a brain injury, part one: Password Managers

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Mementos that take me back to the early days of my brain injury

My memory box: An old wooden box for J&J Colman’s Mustard found in the loft of my first student house, a perfect box to hold my memories and mementos as it is a memory itself. Holding old notebooks, old sketchbooks, exhibition leaflets from my time as a Fine Art student, birthday cards, Christmas cards, messy… Continue reading Mementos that take me back to the early days of my brain injury

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#BrainQA, Question 15: How often do you get overwhelmed?

#BrainQA: Q&A to bring brain injury survivors together and to raise brain injury awareness. Every Monday at 8pm (UK time) on facebook, twitter and instagram The following answers are users from facebook, twitter and instagram, thank you everyone for answering! How often do you get overwhelmed? ‘Every time someone talks to me without taking a breathing break.… Continue reading #BrainQA, Question 15: How often do you get overwhelmed?

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Boring self care Nov: Dishes

Boring Self Care Nov (#boringselfcarenov) A project by Hannah Daisy, an occupational therapist based in the UK. Hannah would like to raise awareness on occupational therapy ‘Practically no one knows what an occupational therapy (OT) is or what we do. Even some people I work with.’ and because I had such an excellent occupational therapist after… Continue reading Boring self care Nov: Dishes

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Boring self care Nov: Laundry

Boring Self Care Nov: A project by Hannah Daisy, an occupational therapist based in the UK. Hannah would like to raise awareness on occupational therapy ‘Practically no one knows what an occupational therapy (OT) is or what we do. Even some people I work with.’ and because I had such an excellent occupational therapist after… Continue reading Boring self care Nov: Laundry

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How did your brain injury happen? Final results

#BrainQA question fourteen was ‘How did your brain injury happen?’ There was a whopping 352 answers for this and I thank you all for your bravery when sharing your stories. Organising them into categories with a separate blog post for each category and sharing one each day I believe we did such a great job of… Continue reading How did your brain injury happen? Final results

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How did your brain injury happen? Part 12: Road traffic accidents

This is part twelve of the fourteenth #BrainQA: How did you get your brain injury? There was a whopping 300+ answers, thank you so much for answering everyone! I spilt the answers into categories Poisoning, epilepsy, army accidents and medical mistakes Infections and diseases Domestic violence Sports Multiple brain injuries Arteriovenous malformations (AVM), aneurysms, strokes and… Continue reading How did your brain injury happen? Part 12: Road traffic accidents

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Help Me Remember: A podcast episode on brain injury by Terrible, Thanks for Asking (TTFA)

Click here to listen I’ve only just discovered Terrible, Thanks for Asking and I’m binge listening to all of them, something you may not know about me? I never read a full synopsis of something or watch a full film trailer. Why? Because they always give too much away and I enjoy the surprise and often,… Continue reading Help Me Remember: A podcast episode on brain injury by Terrible, Thanks for Asking (TTFA)

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How did you brain injury happen? Part 11: Bangs on the head

This is part eleven of the fourteenth #BrainQA: How did you get your brain injury? There was a whopping 300+ answers, thank you so much for answering everyone! I spilt the answers into categories Poisoning, epilepsy, army accidents and medical mistakes Infections and diseases Domestic violence Sports Multiple brain injuries Arteriovenous malformations (AVM), aneurysms, strokes and… Continue reading How did you brain injury happen? Part 11: Bangs on the head