Hi... I am looking to connect with people recovering from brain injuries. I never got a definitive diagnosis, but I suffered from acute demyelination of some of the nerves leaving my brain, probably a post viral event. I spent 5 weeks in hospital in June. I was very confused, and kept trying to escape from hospital. I have had a phased return to work (I'm a veterinary surgeon), but after having made good progress, I have stalled a little in my recovery. My employers spoke to my GP, who, without talking to me, told them I should not be driving. This has been very challenging, as I live out of town and have horses to travel to and take care of, as well as severely limiting the work I can do. I feel very isolated and unsupported; I feel people are watching me and commenting on my progress to each other, rather than talking to me. I also feel that my colleagues are tired of my illness, and fed up of me.
If anyone has any advice or relevant experiences, I would love to hear from you.
Thank you for your time - Rachael