Hello! I'm Adam and hope to find this site useful.
I'm a cyclist but was hit by a misguided car in 2015 and have discovered another world. I received contusions and a subsequent hemorrhage, DAI, broken vertebrae, wonky knee and some lovely scarring. I've been channeled through Oliver Zangwill in Ely and recently completed a fantastic gardening course at Headway, Cambs. Lots of help, lots of input, masses of love and support........but I still find myself being surprised when the effects of TBI show themselves; sometimes I respond with a quiet 'Oh', more often with a screamed 'Aaaaaarrrrgggghhhh!!!!!!!' but I must admit to being much better at screaming inwardly these days.
I get dizzy (wrong word) a lot. Fall over in bed. Sleep at sea. Better when moving.
I can't multi-task.
I can't follow group conversation.
I forget things randomly. I used to be a morris musician and can't remember any tune/dance names; a complete slice of pre-accident memory gone.
I can be moody.
I get so tired.
I look absolutely normal.
That's enough of that stuff for the time being. I'll end with two things I'd like you to carry with you.
1, If I ask for help and you are able to address it constructively then I shall be very grateful to you.
2, If I can help you I shall do whatever I can. In doing so I also better understand me.