Hi I just wanted to do a quick post to let anyone in a similar situation to I was in that it does get better. I had VM 2 years ago, told 2 week recovery (?!?!??!?!), had to leave my job, thought I was going crazy with everything I saw on VM saying 'full recovery' 'the non serious illness' 'short recovery time' all of this made it worse that the recovery was taking its time. 1 year on I saw a neuro consultant, had tests and MRI, he confirmed that VM was a Brain Injury and that it had caused my brain some damage. And that everyone is different, you never know how much if any damage can be caused. I went to a rehab doctor who did more tests and helped me find ways to work around things (memory loss, clumsiness, fatigue, trouble talking and getting words out to name a few). I soon learnt that I was as 'recovered' as I was going to get and now it was down to me to take control as much as I could and accept the new me. I got off my bum and started walking to the end of my road every day, getting out of the house, enjoying life and laughing. This year in March (2 years and 1 month after VM) I ran a Half Marathon, something I am extremely proud of. This doesn't mean I am 'better' as people seem to think, I still have bad days where getting off the sofa is tough and every day I face the issues I am left with however this will not beat me or take over my life. I am in control of my life and choose to life it as best I can. I hope this helps anyone struggling at the moment. Becks xxx
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