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Q&A: Rosemary Shaw

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Q&A: Rosemary Shaw

Q&A: Rosemary Shaw

Headway has helped answer some of the questions that l kept asking.

A Q&A with brain injury survivor Rosemary Shaw.

What makes you happy?

I like the fact that my family and the people around me give me support. The blessing is that l have a job at the post office. My colleagues have given support to me, as has my local GP and hospital.

Who in your life understands your brain injury the best?

The people who understand me the most are my immediate family; they can tell whether l am likely to need help.

What is the most frustrating thing about your brain injury?

The most frustrating thing about my brain injury is that l am inquisitive and always looking for information about the latest neuro things. This is strange as l never cared about anything like that before.

How has Headway helped you?

Headway has helped answer some of the questions that l kept asking and they have given me a way to express myself.

If you could go anywhere in the world where would it be and why?

If l could go anywhere in the world it’d be to see the Northern Lights and the Icelandic countries. The sky and colours remind me of the feeling l had just after surgery. Everything looked different; very clean and very bright.

What is the most important lesson life has taught you?

That life is life is for living.

Have there been any positives to come from your brain injury?

That everyday l am remembering things that l had forgotten.


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