My partner had a traumatic brain injury 2 years ago - a Subdural followed by a craniotomy. He’s not been the same since, struggling mostly with his emotions and coping mechanisms of normal daily life. He returned to work for 5 months (he’s a nurse) but was so anxious and stressed by the whole thing they suggested he stepped down.
He’s diagnosed with emotional lability and is on medication for this and he’s currently waiting to be seen again by the Neuro psych team.
His cognition and intelligence is unaffected, so he feels very frustrated doing nothing, but when he tries to do what he used to do it somehow just doesn’t work. He receives ESA and is in the support group meaning he doesn’t have to look for any work. Looking forward to the future we wondered if just to keep him focused on something whether he would be able to do an Open University course for example without his ESA being removed? Does anyone have any experience of this please?