Personal Blog Posts

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

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”Has anyone ever reached out to you?”

I was at Northgate Hospital on Friday visiting my psychiatrist from the Northumberland Head Injuries Team. We were talking about my personal blog which I use mainly to write about my injury. I write about anything that pops into my head, my recovery process (which is still in progress) all the appointments I’ve had, photos – basically anything related to… Continue reading ”Has anyone ever reached out to you?”

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Why did I start Alphabet Brains?

I had brain surgery over 3 years ago now (21st February 2013) and I still haven’t come to terms with it, I’ve felt alone in my recovery even with all the therapy I had (and am still having) I really don’t want survivors to feel like this! I want to bring them together and make a… Continue reading Why did I start Alphabet Brains?