Good evening everyone.
My name is Luke, I’m 22 years old and I am normally fit and well.
3 weeks ago I was diagnosed with a Bilateral Subdural Hematoma and had it treated with 2 Drains / Burr Holes and a Crainiotomy. According to the surgeon this was as bad as a 90mph Car Crash.
This has developed and stopped on its own. Everyone is baffled.
Luckily, I am still alive and have only suffered a partial sight loss in my right eye and about a week of my memory around the time of the surgery.
When I awoke, I had severe paranoia that everyone was trying to kill me. I was calling my friends and the police to come and save me.
Unfortunately, I was re-admitted a few days ago due to a headache and a CT scan showing a collection on my brain. After 48 Hours, they said it should resolve itself and sent me home.
I am now experiencing numbness in my left arm and I was unable to open my hand for about 5 minutes.
After such a traumatic experience, how are people coping psyically and mentally? I am mentally tired from everything and I feel like I am about to have a breakdown. I have had no one tell me what to expect during my recovery.
Can anyone please help ease my mind as to what you experienced or how you got through your recovery period? I am just so anxious all the time and it would be great to hear from anyone who has suffered from similar problems?