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Holding a conversation after a brain injury

Do you ever find yourself ignoring what people are saying because you need to say something and don’t want to forget what it is so you’re repeating it over and over in your head? Do you ever find yourself forgetting what you were going to say because too much time has passed? Do you ever… Continue reading Holding a conversation after a brain injury

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For those who had brain surgery, how do you feel about your scar?

#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! For those who had brain surgery, how do you feel about your scar? ‘The best is yet… Continue reading For those who had brain surgery, how do you feel about your scar?

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#BrainQA, Question 17: What’s improved since the early days of your brain injury?

#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!  What’s improved since the early days of your brain injury? ‘I can read! I can (usually) grocery… Continue reading #BrainQA, Question 17: What’s improved since the early days of your brain injury?

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#BrainQA, Question 16: Do you like talking about your brain injury?

#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! Do you like talking about your brain injury? ‘ES! I want to be in schools. Show today’s… Continue reading #BrainQA, Question 16: Do you like talking about your brain injury?

Headaches and Pain · Personal Blog Posts

Headaches and pain after (traumatic) brain injury

I haven’t written much about the pain of living with a brain injury, I think this is because I am just so used to living with it. I imagine most of you are? The past few months however I’ve been experiencing new forms of pain and headaches, as well as talking about it which makes… Continue reading Headaches and pain after (traumatic) brain injury

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Learning after a brain injury

Little brain injury emoji I knitted! You can buy these in the shop for £6 This is my first proper blog post since November, sorry everyone. It’s with good reason though… I’ve been busy learning how to knit! I’d like to share my experiences with learning since my brain injury and what I’ve discovered along the… Continue reading Learning after a brain injury

Apps That Simplify Life With a Brain Injury · Useful Links

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?

Boring Self Care · Boring self care Nov

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