I just want to offload something that has been getting me down over the last month. I volunteer at 2 different Headway groups as well as being a service user after my ABI from TBM in 2008.
I had to take ill health retirement from a snr role in 2011 which I've found depressing but find that volunteering at Headway helps me repay for the help they've given me.
However at both meetings last month, I was verbally attacked by two different guys that appeared to take offence at my positive attitude and questioned what my brain injury was and my right to be at the meeting.
Whilst the facilitator stepped in and later sent me a message to say how much my voluntary work is appreciated, it is weighing on my mind.
I haven't got an obvious injury, I'm fortunate to be able to articulate my thoughts and aren't physically affected either, but my abilities to process information, control what say as well as a number of other things all impact me on a day to day basis and will forever onwards.
I'm not going to apologise for being fortunate and being less affected than others but I almost feel as if I'm expected to.
Sorry, just rambling now