So I'm fairly new to this world and thought it would be good to share my story and hopefully connect with others in a similar situation. Nice to meet you all! 🧠👋
On 3rd August 2020, I went out for a solo cycle for some exercise. Unfortunately I didn't make it home that day and instead ended up in hospital. I had lost control of my bike (police believe I had skidded on some service drains in the road 🤷🏻♀️) and my head and face took the brunt of the fall.😣
I fell unconscious and luckily, a man that was driving on that road, found me face down in the middle of the road in a pool of blood. He phoned for an ambulance and I was taken to Southmead hospital where I remained for 11 days.
I suffered a bleed to the mid brain (in the nucleus of the ocularmotor nerve or '3rd nerve') which has caused a complete 3rd nerve palsy in my left eye. As a result of this, my eyelid doesn't open, my pupil is dilated and I whilst I still have vision in that eye, it doesn't move up or down or towards my nose very well so if my eye is open, I have horrendous double vision. As well as this, I had cuts to my left eyelid and my lip which needed stitches.
I am still coming to terms with my injuries, both physically and mentally, and the excruciating headaches and fatigue that come as part of the package. 😔 My eye recovery is unknown and I'm finding that the most difficult at the moment as I feel like I'm grieving for my former self.