Whilst preparing for his travel adventures into a world he had yet to explore, Christopher Yeoh was involved in a road traffic accident and experienced something few others would be "privileged" to witness. Eight days in a coma, more than a year in and out of hospital and a gradual re-introduction to the world of work.
A Different Perspective After Brain Injury: A Tilted Point of View is written entirely by the survivor, providing an unusually introspective and critical personal account of life following a serious blow to the head. It charts the initial insult, early rehabilitation, development of understanding, the return of emotion, moments of triumph and regression into depression, the exercise of reframing how a brain injury is perceived and a return to work. It also describes the mental adjustments of awareness and acceptance alongside the physical recovery process.
Readily accessible to the general public, this book will also be of particular interest to professionals involved in the care of people who have had significant brain injuries, brain injury survivors, their families and friends and also those who fund and organise health and social care. This unique author account will provide a degree of understanding of what living with a hidden disability is really like.
About the Author
Christopher Yeoh is a holder of an LLB and LLM from the London School of Economics. He continues to practice securities law as a solicitor of England and Wales at a major global law firm.
After his adventure he now runs a multi award winning food and travel blog at quieteating.com and is a featured photographer in the Telegraph and Sunday Times newspapers. His photos have also been featured in brochures by the luxury travel company, Audley Travel.
As an action man he was previously an avid triathlete and a national award winning karateka. Now he prefers a slower pace of life by writing and irritating people with his camera.
Life after brain injury is not something less but just something different.
Table of Contents
Foreword Dr Richard Greenwood, Series foreword Barbara A Wilson, Acknowledgments, Preface, The start of the (almost) end, The most exciting day of my life, My boring history, The Wellington hospital, A second childhood, The wheelchair and me, Standing on two feet, Understanding and feeling, The Bleakness, Clothes make the man, A birthday in hospital, A tilted point of view, The assault on self , End of an era, The national health service, The death of ambition, Other peoples’stories, The Oliver Zangwill Centre, The idealism of youth, The land of OZ, Perfectionism, The rainbow, The importance of semantics, The traumatic brain injury fraternity, A return to the institution, Writing, Excuses and choices, A constructive pastime, An (almost) new start, Epilogue, A little bit about the author, Index, References, Further reading