How Being Brain Damaged Felt to Me
I began writing this piece in August 2018, three years after my TBI. My comments largely relate to reflections on my first month of conscious awareness in the Haywood Hospital rehabilitation centre. Any negative thoughts and feelings were only fleeting.
The following quote was taken from a neuro-psychiatrist interview in May 2016 (10 months after my TBI): When asked about his hopes for the future David responded: “Grim... I have a horrible perspective of the future.”
Brain Injury Tips
This link directs to a page on a web site which suggests things a brain injured person would like to hear. Some of the suggestions are really beautiful, for example: "I don't know how you feel, but you are my friend and I will always be there for you." There's more positive advice which can be viewed by following this link.
Brain Injury - Thoughts of Others
Below I've copied and pasted lots of comments from the Brainline (brain injury) web site, where survivors have described their brain injury feelings (see link). I've emboldened comments which I strongly identify with, as I can remember sometimes having similar thoughts during the very early stages of my recovery.