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Headaches…

Just got back from a successful trip to my local GP. Headaches are one of the symptoms of living with a brain injury and since my injury over four years ago I get them every other day. They don’t affect me and I can live with them but the past couple of weeks I’ve been… Continue reading Headaches…

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Creating a world from a bench in a crowded street: How I came to feel safe after my brain injury

May 2013: Around this time I had been with my boyfriend Stephen for a little over a month. We had just taken our first holiday, a weekend away at Harrogate; the town I was born in. He met my family, we drank nice wine, ate nice food, drank overrated tea at Betty’s tea house, walked… Continue reading Creating a world from a bench in a crowded street: How I came to feel safe after my brain injury

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#WearItOut for The Brain Tumour Charity – Headbands and Bandanas for Brain Tumour Awareness

3rd March was #WearItOut for The Brain Tumour Charity, a day to raise awareness and fund research for brain tumours all while wearing this colourful bandana: Brain tumours are the UK’s biggest cancer killer of children and adults under 40, yet less than 2% of cancer research funding is spent on brain tumours. In total, over 8,500… Continue reading #WearItOut for The Brain Tumour Charity – Headbands and Bandanas for Brain Tumour Awareness

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When you come out of the storm… 4 year brain injury survivor anniversary 

Sorry I’ve been quiet this week, it’s been a weird one. My accident/traumatic brain injury/brain surgery was 4 years ago on Tuesday and I had trouble coming up with what to write about it. I’ve gone through so much yet have no idea what to say about it… And I still don’t. I think it’s… Continue reading When you come out of the storm… 4 year brain injury survivor anniversary 

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Pregnancy, Parenthood and Perhaps Fear When Living With Chronic Fatigue

Pregnancy, Parenthood and Perhaps Fear When Living With Chronic Fatigue… Well actually, definitely fear. Before I start this, you should all know that I’m not pregnant (yet) I say yet as me and my partner Stephen want to have kids by the time we’re 30, or start trying when we’re 30. One of the two,… Continue reading Pregnancy, Parenthood and Perhaps Fear When Living With Chronic Fatigue

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Brain Injury Recovery Question: “How is your recovery going?”

Brain Injury Recovery “How is your recovery going?” I was asked this by a friend a few days ago. It was then I realised my recovery had stopped and the problems I still have are my way of life. I’m surprised it’s taken me this long to realise, it’s been almost 4 years now and the last… Continue reading Brain Injury Recovery Question: “How is your recovery going?”

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Are other Brain Injury Bloggers/Websites your competitors or is it a community?

Brain Injury Bloggers United? A friend asked me this a while ago and it’s a great question. We had a good discussion about it and I’d like to share my thoughts with you. I went into Alphabet Brains with only these goals: help people and raise awareness on brain injury. So when I was asked… Continue reading Are other Brain Injury Bloggers/Websites your competitors or is it a community?

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The Fear of Falling

The fear of falling after brain injury… I’ve hit my head a couple of times since my brain injury: On a television attached to the wall after bending over to pick something up, underneath the stairs and I’m sure a few other times that I can’t remember. Nothing as bad as what happened last week.… Continue reading The Fear of Falling

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How To Look After Yourself and Your Brain on Holiday (and How Not To…)

A few weeks ago I posted a link to an article on holiday tips, and for me this was the most helpful tip: ‘The temptation is always to try to cram too much into your holiday, but this can often leave you more in need of a rest than you were before you left!’ and ‘Make… Continue reading How To Look After Yourself and Your Brain on Holiday (and How Not To…)

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Therapy Questions and Answers

So. I saw my psychiatrist last Friday (I’ve been seeing them on and off since my injury) and he asked me these questions: What do you want to achieve from these sessions? I want to get over my accident and not think about it every other day. I want to stop feeling angry and frustrated… Continue reading Therapy Questions and Answers