I survived this clot in the brain, although the doctors at the VA hospital had written me off. They sent me to a university hospital here in Albuquerque which had the capabilities to manage the clot in the brain – the resulting swelling, and the stroke when the pressure became to great.
I don’t remember much of it. The results are odd. Right to left movement and bright light makes me sick to my stomach – unless I cover my right eye. With the patch on, everything is bearable. Conversations with a lot of people in one place is a problem – and while I was never claustrophobic before, I am now. I am also a bit more short tempered, and things often seem less “real.” to me.
The VA have no answers for any of it. At least that remains a constant.