I had a stroke july 2010 it was a Friday I was looking forward to an early finish but didn't make it into work, everything changed I was 50, there were questions what had I done to deserve this, when am I going to get back to, who I was, who I should be, I wont sell the car, il need it for work, the truth is nothing ever goes back to the way it was I did sell that car however you get strong over time, your life is at a different pace, you find strength, you enjoy simple things I judge less, ive met people good people, my way of dealing with stress was travel, I got bored of being a … [Read more...]
Your positive experiences
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Living with an injury is often hard. We need to find things we can do, enjoyment, friends and hope.
Research shows that sharing our own or other’s good experiences lifts us. It can give us ideas - we might think, “You know, that sounds good. I might enjoy that!” It might connect you with people in a similar situation to you. It might spread a bit of hope.
So, why not share your good experiences? Thank someone that helped you, or tell us about fun events, achievements or discoveries – whatever you want.
Your post can be anonymous if you want or we can print your name and address under your contribution.
To add a bit of extra fun, each month, the most positive and inspiring post wins a prize – a £10 Amazon voucher! Go on - what have you got to lose? The way to win – express lots of positive thoughts and feelings about yourself and about others - criticisms and negatives will reduce your chance of winning.
Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it. Helen Keller. Helen Keller is one of my heroes. As a little girl she was struck down by what doctors in the 1880s termed a ‘brain illness’; although it is suspected in modern times that she may have had meningitis or encephalitis. She became deaf and blind as a consequence. My brain injury left me in no way as impaired as Helen Keller, although it did mean living in a different way. A matter of great consequence eight years … [Read more...]
Voucher winner for September!!!I have experienced many positive and negative thoughts and experiences throughout my life (32 and half years). If it wasn't for these experiences in my life I wouldn't be who I am today. I believe that my accident happened for a reason. If it didn't happen I honesty believe that I wouldn't have met the amazing people that I have, I wouldn't have the relationship with my family that I do now and I wouldn't have been a part of headway and been able to have set up Headway Merthyr Tydfil. What I really enjoy about Headway Merthyr Tydfil is that some … [Read more...]
Voucher winner for August!!!Prior to brain injury I had always dreamed of doing the London Marathon. I had always been fit and healthy, a keen runner always looking to pursue new goals. Then in July 2015, after having spent a lovely day with my family, I decided to go for a run with a local running club. I was new to the area and as well as keeping fit my intention was to make new friends. During the run I suffered a subdural haematoma. I had no symptoms, just a sense that something was wrong. At A&E I lost consciousness and ended up at the Heath hospital where I had a … [Read more...]
In life, joy and sorrow can exist simultaneously. Where we place our focus is important. I met my partner, Luke, three weeks before my brain haemorrhage. He was in a rock band. I tried hard to be ‘cool.’ Then I had a brain haemorrhage; and it’s very difficult to look cool in a hospital gown with a drip attached to your head draining spinal fluid. I must be the only woman who has worn such attire on what turned out to be my fourth date with Luke at the High Dependency Ward at Heath Hospital. Despite drifting in and out of consciousness; I still felt vain enough to be troubled about not … [Read more...]