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April 2, 2014

I’m not sure I would have got through the last few months without my brother, Mark. He had my back on a daily basis with work and helping with my shopping etc. He was alongside me for everything I needed and more. His support was getting me through some really difficult days.

Continued support is so important to someone affected by brain injury.

April 4, 2014

I’m proud to say that a newspaper article reached as far as Swansea in Wales! A guy called Nick who was halfway through his brain injury recovery contacted the Hull Daily Mail to say the story had really inspired him. He was also the victim of a one hit assault and asked the newspaper to pass the message onto me. He gave his number and asked if I would contact him. I gave him a call and we spoke for an hour about our recoveries. He was a really nice bloke and it felt fantastic when he said I had given him a positive boost! I always hoped that my work would help people in a similar situation to me.

April 8, 2014

I completed my first sprint triathlon! It was a tough challenge, but I loved the experience. All the hard work in training had been well worth it. I worked at my swimming technique for months to be able to compete.

I had been cursing Chris whilst training for this event but on the finish line I was really chuffed he had asked me to get involved.

Never give up, good things can still be achieved after brain injury.

April 12, 2014

My neuropsychologist was back after maternity leave. I was really looking forward to seeing her as I had questions about my recovery and the future. I was finding certain aspects of thinking were still difficult. Would this be permanent damage? I was hoping for some answers about my struggle with work and reluctance to drive etc.

April 15, 2014

Reflecting on the last year of my recovery I would say that I was still really poor cognitively i.e. memory challenges and attention, but I had recovered really well in other areas. The main positive change I had noticed over the last year was that I was more alert. I felt more in tune with life. A negative was recognising my struggles which led to depression.

I tried to focus on the things that were improving.

April 20, 2014

Franks 10K 2014!

It was a huge success with over 90 runners completing safely. This was a huge team effort to raise money for a local cause ‘Life for a Kid’. It was a cracking day full of good vibes. My loved ones were there to support. More amazing memories created from a super day!

April 25, 2014

I have had unbelievable support from family/friends throughout my recovery. At times they have carried me through hell. I feel privileged to have received their love, support and guidance. I couldn’t have managed and recovered without them.

April 27, 2014

I had a meeting with my neuropsychologist. We were going through my recovery and present-day challenges. The last time I saw her, I had a lack of insight into the injury. I had really progressed in that way and was more aware of the damage and lasting implications. She told me that the bulk of my recovery was finished. She said that people have been known to feel slight improvements after two years.