Monthly Archives October 2015

Disability, Desolation, Desperation and the Dole

Yes, that’s me in the photo, although it’s hard for me to look at it let alone post it on social media. Career, tick. Just got married, tick. Happy, tick. Rest of our lives planned, tick. Then, I collapsed. Brain damage they eventually said. Recovery? Mmm, the brain’s a complex thing, no guarantees. Wow, brain damage, you would have thought I’d have been devastated, but it’s the difference between a cold and the full blown flu. You’re too ill to care. Housebound with no balance. The inability to do pretty much anything. Game over and you really couldn’t give a
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