Hello peepoles — Scope | Disability forum
Find out how to let us know if you're concerned about another member's safety.

Hello peepoles

Meeckle
Meeckle Member Posts: 2 Listener
Hello everyone.
I'm quite apprehensive, as I'm not sure if there is anybody like me on here.
I have brain damage, an wee list of issues stemming from it. I think I was just looking for people to talk to who may know similar issues to me, you know what it's like living with brain damage etc.

Hi anyway even if there isn't.
Excuse my stress and paranoia, PTSD symptoms I think. 

Comments

  • iza
    iza Community Co-Production Group Posts: 525 Pioneering
    edited August 2017
    Hi @Meeckle, welcome to the community, 
    In London there is an organisation supporting people with brain injury. 
    Please click here for more information. 
    It is based in East London and have a number of support services. 


  • steve51
    steve51 Member Posts: 7,154 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Meeckle

    Welcome to our website and online community.

    Yes I have got a Brain Injury (Stroke)

    I have got a large list off things following my Stroke in 1998 at 32yrs.

    I have been on a rollercoaster ever since !!!!

    Please please let me if I can help you in anyway ???




  • iza
    iza Community Co-Production Group Posts: 525 Pioneering
    Hi @steve51

    I hope you doing good.
    My mum had severals strokes last year which ended with  right side paralysis and aphasia.
    My mum  undergoing speech and language therapy and daily rehabilitation and is doing better than last yet but she is 74 now and  become very stubborn. 
    We are trying to organise people to help with living but she is rejecting help. 
    She wants to live on her own and I have to mention I face her decision with pain in my heart. 




  • steve51
    steve51 Member Posts: 7,154 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Meeckle

    Many thanks I'm still fighting how are you doing ???

    Yes it takes a long time following a Brain Injury you have to go through so much.

    How are you copping if you don't mind me asking ???

    I had to relearn everything again just like a (Baby) Yes & "Nappies"

    No on a serious note it is a long & wide road back to get on track again.

    I find the "Hidden Disability" one of the hardest things to get across.

    You have to justify being disabled don't you think ???

     Please please let me know if I can help at anytime ???



  • Liam_Alumni
    Liam_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 1,105 Pioneering
    Hi @Meeckle,

    Welcome to Scope's online community! It's great to have you here.

    As @iza mentions in her comment above, Headway are a charity which supports people with brain injuries. They have lots of information available on their website, including a helpline, which you can contact on 0808 800 2244.

    I hope this helps. If you have any questions, then please do get in touch!
    Liam

Brightness

Complete our feedback form and tell us how we can make the community better.