Personal Blog Posts

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

Advice · Personal Blog Posts

A Timetable For My Life; Brain Injury Advice

Stephen: What are you doing? Me: Making a timetable for my life I said this with all seriousness because the past few weeks my mind and life have been all over the place. There are so many hours in the day and I feel like I’m wasting them. I’ve been told many times “You need to… Continue reading A Timetable For My Life; Brain Injury Advice

#BrainQA

#BrainQA, Question 20: What hurtful comments have you heard?

#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 hurtful comments have you heard? Here are some of my answers, I’ve had more things… Continue reading #BrainQA, Question 20: What hurtful comments have you heard?

#BrainQA

#BrainQA, Question 19: ‘Have you taken on any pet projects since your brain injury? How did it go?’

#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! – ‘Have you taken on any pet projects since your brain injury? How did it go?’ ‘Awful… Continue reading #BrainQA, Question 19: ‘Have you taken on any pet projects since your brain injury? How did it go?’

Advice

Brain Injury Survivors: When and how can we defend ourselves?!

This is the first blog post I’ve written in a while and I didn’t want it to be an angry one. However it is, because so often the day-to-day situations people with brain injuries find themselves in causes an overwhelming feel of anger. Today I want to talk about defending ourselves. Many times we hear… Continue reading Brain Injury Survivors: When and how can we defend ourselves?!

Advice

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

#BrainQA

#BrainQA, Question 18: 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… Continue reading #BrainQA, Question 18: For those who had brain surgery, how do you feel about your scar?

#BrainQA

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

#BrainQA

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

Advice · 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

Advice

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