I saw this idea on a website I regularly visit called brainline which provides inspirational tales of other traumatic brain injury survivors and the obstacles they have overcome.
It is titled "dear traumatic brain injury" and gives you the opportunity to say everything you would ever like to say to your traumatic brain injury - but don't worry, I cut out any swearing!
So here goes:
Dear Traumatic Brain Injury,
I do not know where you came from, or why, but I never want to see or hear from you ever again.
You nearly beat me, but I am still here.
You have taken the last three years from me, but I am still fighting you, and standing tall.
I will never understand how close I came to losing everything, but even you giving me a glimpse of it was scary enough.
I would like to thank you though, traumatic brain injury, for making me realise - and appreciate - what is truly important in life.
You nearly took everything from me, traumatic brain injury, but you did not take Amy, or my family.
My wonderful fiancée - who at the start of my traumatic brain injury journey was my girlfriend - and has now agreed to marry me later this year (for which I still have no idea why, nor do I have any idea why she has stood by me throughout all of this) but that just shows the mark of her, or how lucky I am.
I doubt I would be here today writing this to you, traumatic brain injury, if it was not for her, so I truly owe her everything.
Traumatic brain injury, you have given me depth, compassion, appreciation and strength which I never thought I would discover - I just wish you could have done it in an easier way!
All of those months in hospital beds or rehabilitation units with nurses' and doctors' faces passing by like flickering ships in the night.
With family and friends sat by my bedside, not knowing what was going to happen to me.
All of those moments of doubt, of lost hope.
I never want to revisit those days again, traumatic brain injury.
I never want to put my loved ones through anything like that ever again, traumatic brain injury.
But it is too easy to be angry at you, traumatic brain injury.
So instead, I would like to thank you, traumatic brain injury.
Thank you, traumatic brain injury, for delivering pride.
For delivering accomplishment, and achievement.
For delivering strength, and courage.
But mostly, for delivering Amy.
For as long as she is in my life, you will never defeat me, traumatic brain injury.