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
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
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
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?”
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?
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
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…)
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
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?”
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?