It's been 6 months since my SAH due to a ruptured aneurysm. I've had ongoing problems with hydrocephalus. They are waiting to see if I develop acute extreme head pain and a stiff neck before they consider put a shunt in. I have a constant headache which I have to take regular painkillers for......I've stopped them but the headache was pretty bad and I couldn't function.
So I have run out of sick pay! My only option is to go back to work. I'm really worried and I'm feeling pretty upset and don't feel ready. My job is very very stressful. It involves a 60 mile round trip.....I'm getting a load of new computer equipment put in because of my eyesight. I'm also in a new office and I have low vision with new photocopiers etc.ive missed out on a lot of new policies being made. To be honest I'm feeling very overwhelmed before I start. I work with a bunch of nurses and everyone is uber concerned.....I don't know if I'll be able to cope. I can't stand noise, bright lights and people shouting at me. How can I offer patients support when I can't even function within my own life?
I really don't know what to do for the best.....I just feel trapped because I don't think any other employers would have me with my range of disabilities.
Please, if anyone can give me any tips regarding returning to work after brain injury I would be really grateful