Good afternoon everyone! Hope you are all well, I recently read James Cracknells book about his recovery from his head injury. And read about headway in the book.
I suffered a head injury in 1995, going face first through a windscreen at around 30mph after being knocked off my bike. Being young and foolish, of course I was not wearing a helmet.
While reading James book, I recognised some of the symptoms in myself, while nowhere near the severity of his injuries, it has certainly had an effect on me.
I struggle to focus, am easily distracted, and can get fixated on a particular issue. I don't seem to suffer with mood swings, and am not particularly aggressive. I am not as empathetic as I could be, I can focus while reading however, and know that I must try to get decent sleep. But I'm keenly aware now of the effect this may have had on my family.
They unfortunately had to see me being scraped off the road, and I'm certainly not what I was before the accident. I exercise regularly, and really notice the difference if I miss a training session at the gym, or my cycle ride to work.
I've never been advised of any issues by health professionals, but it was a long time ago, and I am not sure how or if they would have been able to do anything for me, but anything to improve my concentration levels would be appreciated!
Sorry for banging on anyway!