Snow by Louis MacNeice The room was suddenly rich and the great bay-window wasSpawning snow and pink roses against itSoundlessly collateral and incompatible:World is suddener than we fancy it. World is crazier and more of it than we think,Incorrigibly plural. I peel and portionA tangerine and spit the pips and feelThe drunkenness of things being… Continue reading World Is Suddener Than We Fancy It.
The importance of art… Especially after a brain injury! If you’re reading this and thinking to yourself ‘I can’t draw’ that doesn’t matter, Art is so much more than that! Especially after a brain injury. Experiencing Art after a brain injury becomes more about you, how you choose to express yourself, how your mind opens up, how… Continue reading The importance of Art After a Brain Injury
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
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?!
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
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
Little brain injury emoji I knitted! You can buy these in the shop for £10 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
“Does this person need to know that I have a brain injury?” “Should I tell this person I have a brain injury?” “Do I want to tell this person I have a brain injury?” “I’ve just met them why should I tell them such a personal thing?” “I don’t know them properly yet. How are… Continue reading Advice on meeting new people after a brain injury
Love: ‘It’s like you become more you, which is normally like BOOM but now it’s okay because the person, they chose to take all that on. All that weird stuff, whatever’s wrong or hiding in you suddenly it’s alright. You don’t feel like a freak anymore’ Suzanne (Crazy Eyes) from Orange Is The New Black… Continue reading Daily struggles of life after a brain injury: Advice given
Talk It’s a lonely, confusing and frustrating world after you’d had a brain injury. You become someone new; someone you don’t know or understand yet. You have to forget the person you used to be and enjoy the person you’ve become, but this is not as easy as it sounds… It’s a constant struggle. It’s… Continue reading How To Look After Yourself After A Brain Injury