I visited Headway Thames Valley today to talk to Bob. My partner came along too as she has to put up with me and the identification of my behaviour, habits, reactions will help her help me.
We spent about an hour talking where Bob basically described just about everything I'm experiencing and also gave me some hope that I can learn to accept how I am now. A good tip he mentioned was that when I have an energetic day, try to not use all of that energy but leave some in reserve. This should prevent the 'wiped out' days from being so severe.
It all made perfect sense to me and also made me realise how lucky I am to be so 'lightly damaged' by the car crash compared to other visitors at the centre today. I'm able-bodied and have most of my senses, it's just that I seem to have a different (less) mental ability than before and because I am aware of and recognise that this is the case I am in a good position to work towards adjusting to it.
I also received confirmation of my appointment to see a neuropsycologist next Tuesday so things are gathering momentum. 😀