15 years ago I had a brain tumour, the size of a baseball, removed.
Shortly after the tumour was removed, I was diagnosed with an Acquired Brain Injury. Two Neuro-Psychological assessments indicated I had suffered some cognitive brain damage and an ophthalmologist had diagnosed me as being partially visually impaired due to the removal of the tumour. My optic nerves were torn. Optic nerves cannot regenerate, I was told by my ophthalmologist.
After the testing indicating the brain damage, and the visual impairment, I was deemed unable to return to work. This is part of my story as well as my poem. I hope you enjoy reading. My poem is called, “Please, don’t judge me.”
Image Description: Written in large, white bold letters and circle white against a black background “Please Don’t Judge Me” Underneath the circle the words: “A Poem”.