This is my first post here. Hope you don't mind that it's a long one, but I wonder if anyone else has shared my experience.
Two months ago my wife was involved in an accident which resulted in her needing surgery to her brain to (as I understand it) remove a clot in the left parietal. She remained in hospital for nearly three weeks, moving from the Critical Care Unit to a High Dependancy Unit and finally to a specialist neurological ward. She was discharged around three weeks later and has been at home with myself, our two children and our dog ever since!
We have been seen by a local neuro-navigator and have had appointments with a neurological consultant at a nearby hospital and with an OT at our local community hospital. We are now waiting for another appointment for a full assessment by a complete rehabilitation team (Speech Therapy, Occupation Therapy, Physiotherapy and Psychology) as well as an MRI.
As you can imagine the last 7 weeks have been pretty tricky trying to juggle everything, but I have just about managed (with a lot of help from friends and family!).
My main struggle is that my wife seems to think she is a lot better than the experts seem to imply and her behaviour seems to suggest, almost as if she's in denial. This is quite frustrating when she discusses getting back to work, doing the school run or even taking the dog for a long walk sooner than I can tell she will be able to. She doesn't seem to understand or accept the severity of her injuries and I feel like the enemy when I gently try to suggest these things.
If anyone can offer any advice that might help me as I embark on this long and complicated journey I would be everso grateful.