Traumatic Brain Injury
M bookshelves are full of books on The War on Terror, on crimes against humanity, Islamophobia, racism and discrimination.
I’ve written plenty of articles and been a public figure in the media, but that all came to an end.
A traumatic brain injury in 2012 resulted in a complete change in my lifestyle and also reading habits.
Previously i could read 4 books a week and remember all the details. Today I barely remember anything.
My language is limited.
I forget easily and I struggle to remember things I’ve read. Sometimes I can see what I want to say n my head, but wha comes out of my mouth isn’t coherent and totally different from what I imagine in my head.
If I cry it only last a minute. Too may emotions make my brain shut down and it’s as though someone has turned the lights out.
Sometimes my left side just doesn’t function as it should.
I read somewhere that war veterans and survivors of bomb blasts in Iraq and Afghanistan also have similar symptoms.
I can identify with their pain and loss.