Tag Archives: brain injury

Quantum of Solstice

You can blame my son for the title. It came to him after reading Faith’s comment that the sculpture course in Rome had been a quantum leap of learning for her. And of course it was Solstice. We all had … Continue reading

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Carer’s Week UK

The creaking wakes me. Four a.m., and again I am poised, Ready to rise from the sofa bed, Conscious of the steel strut against my spine. Above my head, in the room once mine, The bed that was mine once … Continue reading

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Tides of life

For the past few days I have been with my son, as I am almost every day, as I have been for the past four years. But just at present, things are a little different. He is, of course, still … Continue reading

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Regressing

I waltzed in the door singing to be met by groans and panic. The groans because of the singing, the panic mainly because I almost gave Nick a heart attack by accidentally catching the panic button on the alarm fob. … Continue reading

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Possum ergo facit – I can therefore I do.

Today, as I watched my son walk a few steps unsupported down the hallway of the home in which he lives independently, preparing to walk his bride to be down the aisle in a few months’ time, I was struck … Continue reading

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Faulty perceptions

I have been thinking a lot about perceptions, how we shroud ourselves in the filters they provide and often hide behind them. It is far easier to make a judgement and stand on our own moral high ground; than it … Continue reading

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Refuse to Lose

I have just witnessed a miracle. And no, that is not a melodramatic statement. Simply true. I just watched my son walk again. Unsupported. For the first time in three and a half years. Five steps. Yes it has already … Continue reading

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P.T.S.D a post revisited

It is, I am told, Mental Health Awareness week. Alienora Taylor wrote of her own experience in her blog today. I have chosen to repost the piece below. It can happen to any of us, for whatever reason. For me it was … Continue reading

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This week the hospitals…

Yesterday we had hydro. This was Nick’s first session ‘going it alone’. There was, I think, a fair amount of trepidation. Bear in mind that, not so very long ago, Nick could not stand in the pool without being held. … Continue reading

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Demented hobbit dance again…

A very short, yet jubilant entry today.   Nick had a hydrotherapy appointment with Julie and Deryn who run Aqua-Rehab, a private venture. The two of them are amazing in what they do for their clients, both physically and emotionally. … Continue reading

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