I was in an RTA 8 weeks ago when a woman came speeding round the corner over onto my carriageway and before i had time to react she had hit the side of my car.
The concussion was missed when i got taken into A&E initially, they just told me i had muscle damage. The following morning i started vomitting, back to A&E who confirmed i didn't need to hit my head to get concussion, it was the thrusting motion causing my brain to bash against my skull.
They sent me away again, and 2 days later i was back in again as my symptoms got worse. I couldn't even keep liquids down and couldn't stand the light. I had a CT scan which was thankfully clear. They gave me an anti sickness injection which didn't work, followed by 2 different types of anti sickness tablets. After 5 days i could finally drink fluids and eat toast.
I thought that's when things would get better, i expected to be ok after that.
I wake every day feeling like i have a hangover and feel like i walk around in a bit of a haze.
My short term memory is really bad.
I feel a bit death, like my ears just need to pop.
I struggle looking at and typing on screens (she says typing on this but i really have to limit my time - 15 minute blocks I've got to try and build up to being able to sustain)
I struggle with my concentration
And worst of all i get incredibly frustrated at my rate of, or lack of progress, feeling isolated and alone, and like a fraud because i have no visible injury so everyone thinks you should be ok.
Sorry to rant. I just feel like i don't know where to turn at the minute. I feel alone