Hello all, Just thought that I should share some realizations that I have made in this past week that have really made a difference to my perception of head injury. Firstly I think that finding this community has been extremely helpful in getting me to understand so much more about head injury than I have been able to discover in the eighteen years since that moment. I can only put this down to the fact that I can read, totally relate to and fully understand other posts which is a relief in itself. Talking these issues over with doctors has certainly been helpful but usually less than reassuring because it often feels like the same old lines are being quoted from the medical books. Here, it feels so much more real, real people with real experience and real knowledge. Big thanks.
Now for the biggest "discovery" of the week that has had a huge influence on my new outlook. I believe that I was basing my level of recovery on how I perceived my former self to be. Truthfully, I cannot really remember who that person was, so my target recovery was in effect a fanciful character of my imagination. Something has allowed me to see this now and reconsider.
Another key to me making this step is that I have felt, until this week, that the burden of the head injury was effectively holding me back. Now, I am sure many of you will appreciate how terms like 'its in the past move on' and 'forget it' really don't cut the mustard when talking about head injury. And while I believe that it is a weight that I will always have to carry, I hope that I am able to condense this big boulder of doom into a small pocket sized pebble.
I have sensed a new found confidence this week, and feel that I have made significant progress.
Thanks to all, Ryan