Well, it’s that time of the week again and I need to let off some steam.
I’m really confused about my hypoxic/anoxic brain injury.
I’ve read stories on here about people who have had these injuries and been left in a vegetative state. I wasn’t. I also read about people who couldn’t walk, talk, read or write, and had to re learn all these. I haven’t had to do that.....I was able to do all of these almost immediately after the poisoning.
What I am left with is a head that feels like it’s filled with cotton wool, a constant feeling of nausea, a sense of being overwhelmed by the simplest of tasks. I have visual disturbances, headaches, and ache all over.
Oh, and the fatigue.....I haven’t felt so tired since my heart bypass. I don’t enjoy going out any more because it leaves me feeling really exhausted afterwards, and have to limit my contact with friends for the same reason.
I just feel really unwell.
So I’m sort of stuck in the middle. Grateful that things aren’t a lot worse than they are, but at the same time when someone points out to me how grateful I should be then I feel angry because of all the things I am experiencing.
I have my first neurologist appointment next week, so I’m hoping I’ll start to get some answers.
Anyway, whinge over....I haven’t got the energy to write any more lol!
PS I am very lucky to have a wife who has stood by me and supported me lovingly through all this, even though it has had a huge effect on our life.