A poetically written book about an unusual case of Aquired Brain Injury. Most of us will know the soul destroying nature of a condition without easy fixes or much public or even medical understanding. Lia has the additional problem of an unknown cause seemingly linked to a vaccination leading to very similar symptoms to a traumatic head injury.
She describes how the symptoms manifest, how she struggled to complete university, how she rebuilt her life around new skills she could take on and manage. The easy reading breaks down only in the chapters where she describes her medical treatment, the anger caused by doctors who had no idea what the problem could be clearly comes through. She was just diagnosed with depression and sent on a course of therapy where the purpose was to convince her she was depressed rather than suffering a brain injury.
Some chapters cover a nice playlist of music she found works with her hear and some her investigations into possible causes (lack of oxygen during the night leading to sleep deprevation?). She looks at any silver linings and how to keep a list of tasks to be able to do once any cure is found.
I recommend this as an insightful and honest but not-too-heavy ready into the world of a head injury more tricky to understand than most.
Readers may know Lia as NightBird on this forum.