my partner was assaulted and punched in a random attack last May when we were on our way home from a night out. He suffered a severe TBI, subdural hematoma, week in a coma, 6 weeks post traumatic amnesia and is still having out patient rehab now. I have taken so much comfort from reading about other people's experiences (especially Dorset Charlie who manages to combine humour with pathos and is truly inspirational).I really wanted to share some good news as Colin is dealing so well with his 'new' self and is so happy for small things in life nowadays. He can't drive or work yet despite being a highly skilled joiner and builder but he is so grateful for all the love and support he's received, that I feel he is truly a happy man. He has all the typical issues to deal with (brain 'overload', memory problems, short fuse etc) but he is really moving on with life and I am so proud of him. I am not pretending life is a bed of roses and we cope day to day but I just wanted to say that I believe it is possible to have a life which is certainly challenging but ultimately rewarding. Obviously most people have no idea what post brain injury life is like and why would they? I am just so glad that this on line community exists as I think it is a lifeline for many. I have only just joined but have been reading these blogs for months so imagine how many other people are gaining strength from this amazing site! Keep posting everyone x
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