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2017 Nov - 'I will cross the bridge......'

Norwich Client Mike Palmer shares his moving thoughts on his journey through brain injury. His poetry is another example of one of the therapies supported by Headway Norfolk and Waveney as part of an individual rehabilitative pathway.



As I walk across the bridge from life before, to life now with an ABI, 
I will falter, I will stumble, I will pause, I will stop.
I will get angry, I will cry, I will get frustrated, I will get anxious.
I’ve lost what I used to take for granted.
However I will understand and manage my injury, I will cope with the setbacks.
I will make progress towards this new life, I will enjoy life.

I will cross the bridge.


M Palmer, November 2017