Hi, my husband is off for his PIP medical (been in receipt of full DLA for many years and was given a life-time award which means nothing now of course) tomorrow. I am preparing a supporting letter regarding a change (increase) in his pain meds since we filled the form in nearly 6 months ago. He had motorcycle accident 25 years ago and has been on crutches ever since, and in the last couple of years intermittently in a wheelchair. He has had a lot of physical problems, but also issues with aggression, anger, inability to cope with dealing with people or new situations, loss of focus, concentration and short term memory loss. We always put these down to becoming badly disabled at 29 and having to stop work and most other activities that gave him any pleasure.
Something i googled brought up Headway, and I realised that all of these are actually potentially symptoms of head injury. He was on a motorbike and hit the windscreen of the oncoming van with his head. He didn't have any obvious signs of brain injury and a lot of other more pressing physical injuries that needed surgery, so I don't think any scan was done, and from what I've been reading these kinds of symptoms won't always show up on a scan. I am sitting here in tears. The idea that all of these symptoms are not just him being grumpy or depressed but could actually have a physical cause is such a relief if that isn't weird. But, is it really possible?