arachnoid bleed/traumatic brain injury
My husband sustainded trama after an auto accident. It has been only about a week and a half since the accident. He was discharged the day after the accident. We had a f/u visit a few days ago. Pt, OT, and speech therapy has been ordered. He thinks the cups half full at this point and that is always a good perspective but he hasn’t a clue just how seriously impaired his emotional respose, momentary judgements and social que’s have been affected. He has had previous head trauma that I fear will affect his recovery. The bones (ribs) and muscle injuries are improving some but I actually think I see a decline in mental ability…mentioned this at the f/u visit and it was glossed over to some degree. Realize it is early on but this is overwhelming as I have been struggling with recently diagnosed(after 3 years of living hell, finally quit my job couldn’t stand the pain or fatigue) auto immune disorders.
Any one out there that has experience either personally or someone close to them that has delt with this type of situation? I have been reading up on this condition and I fear improvement will be minimal mainly due to the previous tramas. Any helpful information/stories? I walk in the woods while he naps, have done a few primal screams while out there ( think the hunters are scared away 🙂 ) walking and find myself in tears alot.
Overwhelmed completely at times, especially when my fatigue level rises. I am trying to pick up where I left off so to speak….before my symptoms truely guided the direction of my life. But was always brushed off because I looked well. Had Rituxan therapy and it gave relief from the pain.Now doing Apitherapy, self administered and finding it is also helpful but the fatigue and sleep issues are taking there toll….
Friends/family are well meaning and helpful but that always tends to fade away as they have heir own busy lives…have experienced it before and have observed it happen to others over the years.
Is there light at the end of this tunnel?