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On the 7th July 2018 I suffered a life threatening brain injury. I was in a coma for 4 weeks, underwent 3 surgeries and was in hospital for a total of 3 months.
Charity organisation Headway (Thames Valley) have partnered with Berkshire healthcare NHS to provide brain injury and recovery courses, one of which I am currently enrolled in. Not only a great group of inspiring participants, but a wonderful group of workers and volunteers supporting us and promoting the awareness of brain injury and recovery.
We may appear like we are okay physically, but there is a lot going on mentally that you cannot see. My brain, the main body system that defines what I do and how I behave, has sustained a massive injury and I have been told it takes 2 years to recover – maybe not even fully. I sometimes can’t smell or taste, I can behave irrationally, my speech can get confused, I get over tired and exhausted quickly and I am burning calories twice as fast as I would do normally and have to eat double the amount – to name just a few of the things that you can suffer from.
Headways are teaching me how to deal with this. They are helping me understand that I am different from what I was before and that, that is okay.
I encourage anyone who is or knows someone that is suffering from any form of brain injury to get in touch with Headways - they understand what you are going through and are there to help.
Thank you to all of the amazing workers that have supported me so far. It is impossible to put into words the difference you make.
To return my thanks, please help me raise money towards this great charity!
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