It is such a long, tough road brain injury recovery. This picture illustrates it quite well – it may feel like you haven’t progressed very far but when you think about the big picture you probably have. I think that too even looking at this, ‘but I still can’t walk independently’ but then I have to remember when I first came home from hospital I was some much further back than I am now, both mentally and physically. Be pleased in how you’ve progressed and be proud of yourself. Brain injury recovery tries to drain all the happiness and enjoyment from your life. Don’t let it. Don’t give it the power.