I saw someone's comment, below, about getting a new job. How many people work, after a head injury?
I got a bad TBI in 2005. I was in a coma for weeks, and hospital for months, and I was off work for 18 months in total. But they let me back, in the end. They stopped paying me sick-pay, but they said I could 'try' to go back, when I 'was better'. We ended up having a meeting at the hospital that I'd been 'rehabilitating' at. The psychologist and consultant who had dealt with me talked to my head of department, who said yes, I could 'try' (which meant, come for 3 months, then we'll decide whether you can stay). Thankfully, they let me stay!
I just took all of this as normal, but now I think I'm incredibly lucky - both that I'm able to work (although not as well as I used to, I admit!), but also that the university let me have the chance. I am a lecturer. My speech is not the way it used to be, and I'm certain I wouldn't get a lecturing job from scratch, now, but the university let me go back, and I'm doing fine.
How many other TBI survivors work? Lots? Or very few?