Lost & Found: What Brain Injury Survivors Want You to Know - Part 1

Good morning good people

I have a son who will be thirty this year (gosh that makes me feel old!!) who suffered a hypoxic brain injury due to the negligence of a very silly young doctor who thought he knew better than anyone else!! He changed my boy from an incredibly fit and vibrant 25 year old personal trainer to somebody who is a shell of their former self. But that's the breaks (as we all know too well). Well that was nearly five years ago and much water has passed under the bridge since then.

I was invited to join this forum by Headway when it first started and I'm so glad I did. I have found so much good advice, compassion and gained a much better understanding of daily life with a brain injury than from any 'expert' who reckoned they knew it all. But the problem is that good posts often get lost (the spoon theory for one) and I can imagine that anyone joining now would have the devils own job just trying to go back and negotiate their way around; Shirley (SAMBS) reminded me of it today in fact!

So along this vein I thought I would post a link to an article written quite a while ago. It is written by a survivor and explains to anybody who has not suffered how things are for them. I showed it to friends (his and mine) so they could try to grasp how life had changed for him and also us as a family. Hopefully it will be useful to some of you guys.

Have a good day

Charlie's nan

ps.... Grrr the link won't work so I have copied it to a separate posting, I know my lad looses track if a document is too long!!


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