Today is the 15 year anniversary of my Brain injury. 15 years ago while crossing the road I was hit by a car, my survival chance was 1/100 due to the extent of my injuries. Fractured Skull ( which lead to the damaged brain), Punctured Lung, Fractured 3 vertebra, De-Gloving, Fractured Fibula & Tibia in right leg & M.R.S.A. Spent 8 months in hospital, 6 months of which were in the NRU Walton Liverpool. The reason behind my coming to the forum today is I started a new job 6 weeks ago and because of the complexity of this role my brain has not understood the job so I've handed my notice in.
After the accident I went back to work in the job I had prior to the this and carried on working there for another 10 years. I was then made redundant as the company had a big shake up, making a lot of redundancies. This was in 2011 & since then I have done a lot of temp work and tried a wide variety of non office based jobs.
This last job was working in the industry I was made redundant from so I was really looking forward to getting back to what I knew. I struggled to put down on paper what I was thinking and as the job was dealing with Compliance, what I thought I'd said wasn't always what was in writing and my work always had to be checked by my manager before it could be passed to clients.
When I was made redundant in 2011 I also had my disabled status revoked as DWP had concluded I was no longer considered Disabled; however because of this problem with my brain I do actually feel I have a disability. I can cope with all my scarring and am actually quite physically fit but I think my brain injury does class as a disability, especially if I've had to quit my job cos of it. Should I go see my GP about this and see if I can get help. BTW I've had every manner of therapy you could think of so I don't need that kind of help.