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Hey,

I have been a member on here for a while now but never posted anything.

I found this site some time after my Dad's accident over 13 months ago when i needed to reach out and find people who were in similar situations to myself. But then for some reason i never did reach out I just found myself reading people's stories.

My dad suffered subarachnoid and subdural haematoma after being run over whilst crossing a road. At the time it was one of the most difficult and heartbreaking times in our life. It takes you through a whole host of emotions, brings your family closer yet also causes you to bring the worst out in each other.

It has been a long road but my dad is still with us and continues to improve to the point where sometimes I just forget all about the last year.

Now i hope to offer an ear or share my story with people finding themselves in the same situation for the first time. It's nice to know you're not alone and talk to someone who's not in the thick of it.

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  • Welcome newbie. I had a SAH 4 &1/2 years ago and have residual issues such as short-term memory/mobility/emotional problems which I've gradually learned to tolerate and manage.

    Can you tell us how his brain injury has impacted on your dad, 13 months on, and how the rest of the family have been coping ?

    Best wishes, Cat x

  • Welcome along to our 'happy' little commune, nice to see you.

    Grab a cup of tea, make yourself at home.

    I'm Andy, by the way :)

  • Hi & welcome :) I suffered the same injuries in a similar situation last year, so I understand how it might have affected you. Do let us know how your dad is doing and wish him all the best x

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