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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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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

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Headway brain injury identity (ID) card: ‘A simple solution to a tricky conversation’

My name is: Naomi (my surname is on here but I’ve edited it out because it’s my birth name and I hate it) I have a brain injury and as a result: I find crowded environments difficult I find noisy environments difficult I experience fatigue I can experience mood swings On Thursday 26th October Headway… Continue reading Headway brain injury identity (ID) card: ‘A simple solution to a tricky conversation’

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How did your brain injury happen? Part 9: Suicide attempts

This is part nine 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 9: Suicide attempts

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How did your brain injury happen? Part 8: Attacks

This is part eight 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 8: Attacks

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How did your brain injury happen? Part 7: Brain tumour surgeries

This is part seven 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 7: Brain tumour surgeries

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How did your brain injury happen? Part 6: Strokes, aneurysms, haemorrhages and AVMs

This is part six of the fourteenth #BrainQA: How did your brain injury happen? 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 Attacks Suicide attempts Bangs on the head… Continue reading How did your brain injury happen? Part 6: Strokes, aneurysms, haemorrhages and AVMs

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How did your brain injury happen? Part 5: Multiple brain injuries

This is part five of the fourteenth #BrainQA: How did your brain injury happen? 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 Arteriovenous malformations (AVM), aneurysms, strokes and haemorrhages Brain tumour surgeries… Continue reading How did your brain injury happen? Part 5: Multiple brain injuries

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Quiet Tears: The days when living with a brain injury become…too much

Quiet Tears: Written after a noisy and frustrating afternoon at the swimming pool (written on my phone: unedited) Quiet tears as I’m sat alone half naked in a swimming pool changing room because being in that pool with all that noise was just too much today. Quiet tears because I had to get out of… Continue reading Quiet Tears: The days when living with a brain injury become…too much