Randomphantoms and I decided that we would like to offer any tips/coping strategies/support that we can to fellow BI sufferers, and so decided to start a thread offering just that! I suffered a 'moderately severe' TBI in October 2012 and was lucky enough to receive support from the community neuro rehab team who helped me to come to terms with my BI, and the effects it would have on my life and career. With their help, I was able to return to my job as a staff nurse and the things they taught me have made life much easier. I would like to be able to share these if I can! Randomphantoms and I are aware that not everyone has access to such a team (don't get us started, it's just not fair) and so would like to offer our help if we can.
Just so you are aware of the kind of issues I have suffered (so you know the stuff I received advice on that I can share) - short term memory loss, distraction, reduced concentration, anxiety, PTSD, and fatigue. This all had a massive effect on my self confidence. Nearly 3 years on, I have learned to adapt to the issues that still remain, and my confidence is improving month on month. I am happy to discuss anything that you would like to know about!
Thanks for reading!! Take care
Anna x x x