Pretty miserable

Between brain damage, an AVM that isn't going away any time soon, and these seizures, my body is in a pretty shite state. How are you supposed to live if the part of you that makes you work doesn't function properly?

My Dad's bipolar is ticking me off as well, which I feel bad about, but he's just annoying at the moment.

There is nothing that anyone can say or do to change it; I'm just trapped inside a body that won't work.

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  • Do u not have medication to control the seizures?

  • FELT LIKE THAT YESTERDAY. HOW LONG AGO WAS YOUR BI? I KNOW IT'S A REAL STRUGGLE TO ADAPT TO THE 'NEW' YOU, IT TAKES TIME TO ADJUST.

    IS THERE ANYTHING YOUR NEURO CAN SUGGEST, ANY MEDICATION THAT MIGHT HELP. MINE GAVE ME ANTIDEPRESSANTS WHICH HELP ENORMOUSLY. I WOULD TAKE ANYTHING THAT MIGHT HELP.

    DON'T FEEL GUILTY ABOUT YOUR DAD, MINE HAS DEMENTIA & WHILST I CARE ABOUT HIM A LOT I JUST HAVEN'T GOT THE STRENGTH TO DEAL WITH IT. HE'S IN A RESIDENTIAL HOME SO I LET THEM LOOK AFTER HIM WHICH THEY DO WELL.

    HANG IN THERE, THERE'S ALWAYS SUPPORT FOR YOU ON HEADWAY.

  • I appreciate the conundrum of trying to heal a damaged organ with a damaged organ.

    It's a contradiction which also occurs in depression cases when positive thinking is what's needed but is impossible to generate, so a vicious

    circle ensues.

    Yes there are obvious differences but, in both cases, the essential fixing tool is faulty.

    So you know what the choices are Ben........wade through it or intervene with meds. It's a harsh world when you have a head injury, I know, but whilst you're pushing yourself to achieve (& everyone admires your courage) it seems you're pushing yourself towards an unachievable goal..........where you're in complete control......... whereas you need to start seeing yourself as a remarkable young man achieving remarkable things in spite of so many obstacles.