Monday, 21 March 2016
Flooding - Becoming Overwhelmed After Brain Injury
This video explains a lot of what I experienced in the first year of my recovery from concussion. "Flooding" is a new term to me but exactly explains my experience of being overwhelmed when there was sensory overload. It all makes sense now...
I am a midwife working at a busy Auckland hospital. I immigrated to New Zealand in 2009 and love life here. The mountains, beaches and wide open spaces are paradise to me. 16 months ago I fell backwards off a stool and bashed my head on the edge of the bathroom washbasin which brought my life to a stop for 16 months. The concussion symptoms have prevented me from living a normal life until recently. My blog describes the effects of concussion and how I dealt with them with professional support. It also follows my journey as my life opens up again to include new adventures and experiences.