Isolation, loss of confidence, self esteem and dignity are some of the the things that are the outcome of my brain injury.
I've realised that it's usually people who have brain injury, or its their families who research and access information about brain injury, which is great.
But brain injury doesn't go away in front of your friends or colleagues or employers or the general public.
So I'm going to do my bit to raise awareness and understanding about brain injury.
I've contacted lots of media companies, NHS Trusts, Headway (obviously), Stroke supports and I've made a video which I've broken into smaller chunks for easier access.
The videos are on YouTube.
I've never done anything like this before. It's all very scary.
Last night I made a Facebook page called 'My Life Changing Brain Injury and Experiences'
Not only are my Facebook 'friends' more aware (their words) but even people I don't know are liking the page and sharing it.
I'm exhausted. Overwhelmed. Very proud.
Awareness communication and understanding (with lots of rest and sleep!) and the world can be given the same opportunity to become as aware and understanding about brain injury as they are about cancer and mental health.
What do you guys think?