My problems started round about 1993, started getting cluster head aches, referred to charring cross hospital in London
Memory problem (operations i.e. shunt.nerves over right -eye burned)
After several visits, and tablet, after tablet.
Which ruined my relationship of nearly 5 years, as I totally changed from being a happy
Life of the party, to a grumpy, misrable, and bad tempered person, who used to just not enjoy
Life, and became very withdrawn, and unbearable to live with, infact it brought an end to my
Realationship.I moved out very quickly, which made my problem even worse. I moved back
With my dad (bless him) shortly afterwards my dad had to stop work due to bad health.
I then stopped work to look after my dad, and even though he was so ill, he always thought
Of me first (he really was the best person you could ever wish to meet) and after two years he lost his fight for life and sadly past away.It four years now and i still think of him everyday.
I then became very depressed, It took me while to get work, as you wouldn’t know by looking at me I had a problem. At first I was wary of how I would be treated because of my problem, and how I would manage or fit in, but luckily I already knew the caretaker from a previous job ,so that helped my case.
I then after starting the job I made sure I kept a close eye on my cleaning chemicals, as I had become
Very forgetful, so that was another worry for me, plus the children would take my stuff and run off. People don’t know how you will behave in certain situations, and don’t take every thing I say to
Heart .As I say things I don’t really mean to say, and I’m not really very good in certain situations
Which causes me not to socialise very much, and withdraw altogether, and I am very quiet.
This is my experience of dealing with my head injury, and I never think all people understand how you are feeling.