Hope you are all as well as can be expected.
I haven't been on for a long while - seems everytime i do its because i want something (instead of trying to help by getting involved with the chat about everyones daily problems).
So sorry, normally by the time i think of something helpful someone else has already written it.
Bit of a dodgy tortoise these days i am afraid.
Iam feeling quite frightened at the moment. I havent spoken to the hospital about it because i am afraid they might think i am mad - i will ask to see if any of you have an insight because over the last couple of years i have become comfortable discussing things more openly with you.
My head injury causes me problems very similar to a lot of the other people who chat on line here. My accident was 5 years ago and i will not bore with details, but generally until the last couple of years i really didn't feel i had changed or that things around me were different.
I have the regular memory loss at the time of and after the accident and the cognitive problems that seem common after a tbi. But I am suspecting I have lost what seems to be about 20 years memories in certain situations. Its very frightening when i realize it is happening again. It happened again last time East Enders was on. I dont watch it often, but when i did the other night I thought it was some type of spoof - everyone had aged about 20 years - especially the women. It ended feeling like some type of zombie film and i had to turn the tv off. I dont remember the actors having wrinkles - they seem to have aged over night. I know it sounds funny, but really it wasnt.
I experience the same with my own appearance/my own face and body and people have started 'gently' putting me right when i purchase new clothes. It has to be brought to my attention before i will realize the clothes i have wanted to buy are the type i would wear when i was a young lass (in her late teens).
I have struggled with who i am now since the accident, and thought i sought of knew what i am supposed to look like, but these things have made me rather more uncertain of myself.
Does anyone else experience this ?