I will keep this as short as possible.
I had a brain injury (frontal lobe and diffuse/coup-contrecoup). Went through several months of rehab including speech language pathology, neuro-cognitive therapy, occupational therapy, neuropsychotherapy, and all that crap.
Initially I had aphasia, reduced grip strength in my arm, severe headaches and sleep problems, and other non-brain issues (including abdominal injuries, neck injuries, etc). My memory more-or-less disappeared and I became a flaky disaster (before I was a high-level nonprofit worker with a Master's degree).
It's been over a year and recently I've been experiencing a kind of total, crushing, peace (if that makes sense), several times a day. I become so complacent that I just stare and I "think" I can snap out of it, but I don't.
Sometimes I smell water as though I'm drowning in a pool (it's always the same smell/feeling), but it goes away quickly. I'm never angry or fearful, just extremely exhausted. The exhaustion piles up and can last for days. My housemate also told me I grind my teeth in my sleep and I have woken with broken teeth, bloody tongue/cheeks, and bruises on my face.
I'm on the verge of becoming homeless because I cannot maintain my life with this problem. I have EEGs scheduled for early next month.
If I did not know better, I'd think I was a total nutcase. But this truly feels outside my control.
I don't have a real question. I am wondering if anybody can relate or if you have any words of advice. I do not have any relatives in this part of the country so if I lose the ability to drive (and work--there's no public transport) I don't know what I will actually do!
Post Edited (Jai Ganesha) : 9/27/2015 4:49:25 PM (GMT-6)