My 70 year old Mum had emergency surgery last year for a brain abscess, after spending two months in hospital she came home. She had a few weeks of physios and therapists visiting but once that stopped there was no support.
Mum was slowly recovering, her speech, memory and walking all improved. But then over Xmas she got the flu, and have not recovered properly since. Mum no longer has flu symptoms, but wants to sleep all day, anything she does from just getting dressed to walking around the house is enough to cause her to be short of breath and feel exhausted. She saw the GP who said to come off the Keppra and see if that helps, it’s not made any difference and now we have the added worry of possible seizures. I’ve tried to persuade her to go to the hospital and see the surgeon, ask for a CT scan etc etc, but she (and Dad) don’t like making a fuss!
Is constant tiredness a normal recovery problem?
She also has worsened memory, is very unstable on her feet, but as her first symptom last year was headaches she thinks all is ok as she doesn’t have a headache.
Any advice or ideas, help, comforting words appreciated 😊