It's an odd feeling, why should I feel happy being diagnosed with a minor brain injury. One part of me thinks 'see I was right all along' where the doctors are concerned. I'd been thrown out of a doctors surgery, they thought I was drunk and on drugs. The doctors there treated me like a mental health patient and did not believe anything I said.
Was removed from the nhs eye clinic for being 'over reactive' and was called 'a difficult patient' when I went white blind and could not see, they literally led me to the door and pushed me into the corridor.
Was laughed at, called a weirdo and a difficult patient in the abdominal clinic because I said the lights were affecting me and making the walls and furniture and patterns in the carpet move in my head. I had to sit in the waiting area because of short blackouts, the nurses sniggered, laughed and joked about me until one came over and shouted over and over 'you have to leave now'. I left having to hold onto the walls and go onto my knees when blacking out. One of them said they should'nt let people like you in here.
I could rant on and on.
Well I found a good doctor in another practice. He took me seriously and arranged all the right appointments and tests and now eventually after nearly 2 years post head injury a diagnosis has been made.
PCS/ minor brain injury. Many of the symptoms have cleared up and what remains is memory problems, information processing issues, communication problems, auditory issues and extreme light sensitivity and visual distortions.
These all act on eachother and can cause extreme physical and neurological events like blacking out.
I think life will settle down now, but it seems strange to think that I'm oddly happy to have a minor brain injury, I think it's just a thing like saying 'I told you so'. Reality will dawn soon enough and my smug feeling will disappear when I have to adapt and move on in life.
If you read it all thanks, needed to get this off my chest. Thanks.