First of all I am very lucky - I survived! Secondly - I have full physical function! Thirdly - I am blessed with an amazing family!
However, I am not who i believe I once was and have found it increasingly difficult to cope in a working office environment, the pressure, the responsibility, the 'social' etiquette and expectations and confrontational aspects are beating me. My ability to process and retain verbal information has deteriorated, this I think is destroying my confidence and self esteem. Memory is also an issue, as is extreme fatigue and frequent headaches.
My question is: is this to be expected/normal this far down the line? Should I not be improving? Can these symptoms be linked to the SAH or simply to age and the menopause?
Since I left hospital I have not received any support other than using the 'Behind the Gray' website for information. My GP diagnosed stress/anxiety but I need to understand the underlying cause! Is it possible to ask for a referral for neuro testing? I am not currently working but want and need to return, at least part-time.
Obviously, I am not able to give a full account of myself here but was wondering if anyone else has encountered the same or similar problems and can advise me? I am not an 'attention seeker' and have been trying to 'get on with it' but I can no longer avoid the changes.