Hi, My name is Leon. I'm 32. This is the first time i've posted anything on a site like this. I just wondered if there are people on here who have a hypoxic brain injury like i do.
I got glandular fever in 2010 and while in hospital lost my airway for 40 minutes. It has left me with a number of problems but i'm only just realising just how many there are. I have problems with memory an concentration. My emotions are all over the place. I get really stressed in lots of situations now. I don't have broken bones so you can't see my injury. My problems are inside my head and they have changed my day to day lifestyle. The way I think has changed significantly. I find it hard to control my emotions and sometimes I act differently. I'm still the same person inside and still like to have a laugh. I just can't do some of the things I used to as my brain won't allow it.
However much I try to explain my problems to my friends they don't seem able to understand and that leaves me feeling alone.