A New Advertising Campaign for My Brain – Part 1 of 3

A New Advertising Campaign for My Brain – Part 1 of 3

You’re feeling very sleepy. Says my psychologist. The first time was hypnotised, I didn’t know I was. Wait hang on, what are we doing? Feel your body getting heavier. Listen to my voice, I’ll guide you. I had booked a psychologist appointment, yet it sounded like she...
I had an accident in the bathroom

I had an accident in the bathroom

You can do this Sarah I synced myself up for my biggest daily challenge – having a shower. It took all my energy, mental focus and intention to complete something which was for most of my life an everyday, mindless task. Ever since the heatstroke, nearly one...
Living With Amnesia

Living With Amnesia

Everyday, I wake with the same thoughts whirling around my head: Where am I? What day is it? How did I get here? What am I doing here? Emerging from the dreamland to the day, is a struggle. The mornings are a trial. I rack my brains for the answer. I think I’m at my...
French Connections

French Connections

Je suis, je ne suis pas, says the main character in the novel I’m reading. She is at French classes, repeating the simple phrase, I am, I am not. I read aloud the French phrase from a novel, sounding like a native speaker. Bewildered, I stare at the page, I wonder,...
My Brain is a PinBall Machine

My Brain is a PinBall Machine

I’m put on hold while the receptionist at the language rehabilitation centre transfers me to a speech pathologist. I’m nervous, I’m not sure I can manage this conversation. I want to heal the injury to my brain but twelve months of chronic inflammation is beginning to...