I have just created an account based on my wife's recommendation that I should try to connect with others in a similar position to me. I suffered a severe brain injury on my honeymoon in april of last year. I was induced into a coma for two weeks and flown home to spend a further week in a critical care unit followed by a month of neurological rehabilitation.
I was six months into my child nurse degree when this happened. I had been an Auxiliary nurse for four years and I love everything about my job, it is a very big part of who I am. I tried to return to university in april of this year to continue with my nursing studies, only to find that a year after my accident was way too early for me to carry on at university. I crashed and burned spectacularly. I still have the cognitive skills that I had before, intelligence is unaffected etc. Conversely, my frontal lobe damage has left me with some personality changes that I am finding tough to live with, not to mention the usual brain injury symptoms that are prevalent fatigue, dizziness, exhaustion etc.
Is there anyone out there who is a medical professional/nurse in a similar position to me? Nursing is extremely tiring and draining both physically and emotionally for a healthy person, let alone throwing a brain injury into the mix! I would love to get in touch with someone (anyone) in a similar position to me, it would be good to know I am not alone in the pursuit of a very challenging career.