"A 21 year old man starts to recover after being in a coma for a week..."
About: Addenbrooke's Hospital Addenbrooke's Hospital Cambridge CB2 0QQ Colman Hospital Colman Hospital NR2 2PJ James Paget University Hospital / Accident and emergency James Paget University Hospital Accident and emergency Great Yarmouth NR31 6LA
Posted by lewis2013 (as ),
I suffered a TBI from a car accident. I was in a coma for around a week, in hospital for a month or so. I would have been in for around 6 weeks however my mother took me out and cared for me at home. I definitely think this is the best way to recover, for me anyway, at home. I have to say a massive thank you to both the James Paget hospital and Addenbrooks hospital, who were very good to me throughout. I was told 18 months for a return to work, in which I was back in 4. I did sign back off but this was not due to any medical staff, I just felt this would be better for my overall recovery. I think when suffering from a brain injury, you do not know yourself how bad you actually are, and you cannot see what others see around you. The Coleman Centre saw me from 5 or so weeks in, right until May time this year. Each of their staff was very helpful and got me through difficult times in my recovery, with Paul and Helen seeing me regularly right until the end. A massive thank you to both them and the whole team in Norwich.