Sam had a collision while cycling home from a friend’s.
After surgery and rehabilitation for acquired brain injury (ABI), he returned to work in 1997. Some years later, he had to give up work for six years due to symptoms resulting from raised intra cranial pressure. He also had an infection due to an infected cranial bone flap. His diagnosis was ongoing for several years.
Sam says ‘I wasn’t educated about the changes I had gone through, and the pitfalls of adjusting to ABI. I think that because neither I nor my partner and family had been made aware of these problems we all got on with things rather than addressing some of the growing problems I was facing’.
For more information about acquired brain injury, visit UKABIF.