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...
I’ve had a good day

I’ve had a good day

You took your time out there! My friends tease, of our group of triathletes from around Australia come together for this race, I am last across the line, my usual time, not surprised, they are always a good twenty minutes ahead of me, I do my best, I am not...
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...
Watching Lady Beetles

Watching Lady Beetles

I’m sitting in the park watching my Labrador, Delilah sniff around in the long grass. She needed a walk so badly, letting me know by licking me on the face until I got the message. I’m unable to go far, I’m too lightheaded so we walk a few metres up the road to the...
My Podcast Interview

My Podcast Interview

I’ve been writing a blog for a four months now, six weeks ago I was invited on The Learning Capacity Podcast hosted by Peter Barnes, CEO LearnFast. Writing about my experience of brain inflammation is cathartic and healing, but to share my story using speech bought...
Thank You

Thank You

Thank you to all my friends who’ve read my blog over the last four months about my recovery from brain inflammation. I’m touched that so many of you would take the time to join me on this journey. Recovering from a serious injury and living with a chronic illness is...