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...
My Letter to God

My Letter to God

Intensive laser therapy in Adelaide was the beginning of my recovery from brain inflammation, while we were all excited about my positive response to the treatment, the clinicians cautiously suggested a few more months of laser at the Sydney clinic. Everyday the laser...
It’s All In Your Head Part 4 of 4

It’s All In Your Head Part 4 of 4

This blog is part of a series of 4. Read Part 1 here Read Part 2 here Read Part 3 here I kept searching, searching, searching, reading medical journals even though my brain hurts constantly from the cognitive struggle until I find someone who will listen. I had to go...
It’s All In Your Head Part 2 of 4

It’s All In Your Head Part 2 of 4

This blog is part of a series of 4. Part 1 of this blog here I had raced in hotter, humider, longer, less water, same race so why this time did I get heatstroke? Will I find someone to believe me? I think maybe I have an infection on my brain, or a brain tumour or...
Rockin to Recovery

Rockin to Recovery

Since heatstroke in January, I’ve lost so many skills: hearing sounds and music, tremor and loss of coordination that I’d lost confidence in myself to do the most basic things. I was seeing double vision for a time there, it also changed parts of my personality,...