My story

In December 2014 I had a car accident on my way to work. I was driving on a duel carriageway that I used everyday but I don’t remember anything about it. Since I have learned that a Buzzard swooped down and smashed the windscreen of a small truck that was travelling behind me. As I was approaching queuing traffic I had started to slow down but the driver of the truck didn’t see that as he was struggling with his smashed windscreen.

He hit the back of the company Smart car I was driving and pushed me into the central reservation.  As a result the road was closed for hours and I was air lifted to the Royal London Hospital.

Where the story of my brain injury all began.
The air ambulance taking me to the Royal London Hospital as on the left is the truck that hit me, my Smart car stranded on the right and the dead Buzzard on the road with a police evidence marker by it

I spoke in a strange high pitched voice and found I struggled to find words. Apparently every day I was asked to remember 4 words: red, velvet, horse, church for a few minutes. But never once did I recall them all. I was in hospital for 10 days.  However never within that time was I told I had a brain injury or what I should expect.

Therefore I feel that if I can help someone by making sure they have better access to information than I did. If talking about my experience achieves this, then I will have gone through it all for a reason.

This is my story…cropped-IMG_0834.jpgPlease follow me and I can send you more ideas of what can help recovery. I’ll let you know what has worked for me and what I’m going to try next.

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