I’m not broken, I’m just finding my sparkle!
More blogs coming soon!
I’ve been keeping journals since I was in hospital and then started sharing them on Facebook once I got diagnosed with Post-concussion syndrome.
I know that living with PCS can be a whole load of scary bananas and if you’re a warrior too I want you to know that you’re not alone.
Here you can follow my recovery journey and over time I’ll be adding in older journals too.
UKABIF Film Award 2018 Not just a bump to the head: the fall that changed my life In March 2018 I had a fall in the snow and ended up with a brain injury, post-concussion syndrome. The United Kingdom Acquired Brain Injury Forum Film Award 2018 is open for entries...read more
How my brain injury affects my walking and balance Day 197: Sunday 16th September 2018 Follow Finding My Sparkle on WordPress.com It’s been over 6 months since my failed surfing on snow attempt gave me a brain injury, post-concussion syndrome. I use my blog and...read more
The highs and lows of living with a brain injury for 6 months Day 183: Sunday 2nd September 2018 Follow Finding My Sparkle on WordPress.com I cried myself to sleep last night, had a nightmare about going to prison and have woken up today in all the tears. There’s no...read more
What my brain injury is teaching me about love Day 170: Monday 20th August 2018 I’ve been living with post-concussion syndrome for over 5 months now and recently I’ve questioned my ability as a partner. How long can I realistically expect JP to put up with me while I...read more
How to deal with the emotions of Post-Concussion Syndrome Day 155: Sunday 5th August 2018 It’s just gone 6am, I shed a lot of tears last night and I’m stealing a line from Jessie J as a reminder to myself and all my brain injury warriors that “it’s ok to not be ok”...read more
Finding My Sparkle Day 143: Tuesday 24th July 2018 This morning I had my first appointment at the Brain Injury Clinic following my accident in March and I feel it marks the start of the next chapter in my post-concussion syndrome recovery. I’d been sent...read more
“Other people know you better than you know yourself” - Ahmed Khalifa It’s nearly 5am, I should be zonked out in the land of zzzzz and instead I’m wide awake like a kid at Christmas. We’re getting the keys to our new flat today and soon I’ll be getting shipped off to...read more
Finding My Sparkle Day 131: Thursday 12th July 2018 Last Thursday I had a chat with my doctor on the phone. My walking had been worse since I saw him a few weeks before and he asked me to go in the next day so he could do a review. I’ve now been living with my brain...read more
Finding My Sparkle Day 124: Thursday 5th July 2018 Today I finally got the call I’ve been waiting for and I can’t tell you how relieved I feel. I have a brain injury, post-concussion syndrome, following a sledging accident and if you read one of my blogs from last...read more
Finding My Sparkle Day 117: Thursday 28th June 2018 It’s mid-afternoon, my body is knackered, my hair is a state, my legs are so sore I want to rip the skin off them and I’m sitting in a garden that doesn’t belong to me on a scorching hot day when I should be in the...read more