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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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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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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

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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?