Hi, @ajweb93, Your symptoms of vertigo, pain in neck etc were very similar to mine.
Short term effect for me were dizziness, tiredness, mood swings. When in a car, the sense of motion would last a couple of seconds after the car had stopped, a very weird feeling.
Long term, minor memory issues, more to do with daily things, as an example, putting the rubbish out, If I don't just do it, it won't get done until I suddenly remember about it again. Luckily I don't have vertigo. Crowds are ok. I don't seem to have a tolerance of people so much now, although I am working on it, my inner voice has accidently slipped out on the rare occasion.
My concentration is not what it was considering my previous job was in IT, I have decided to change career, when I do find a job 🙂 My grammar is not too hot anymore either.
Every now and then I get depressed, having witnessed my wife recover after her SAH I know these things are for the most part normal.
My point of view is that I am not 100% recovered or 100% better but that I am different now and this is the new me – for better or for worse. I relish the challenge and will make the best of life, because life is a gift that I still want to enjoy. I now go running and go to the gym (don't tell my cardiologist). I still enjoy a bit of wine now and then too.
Try not to concern yourself with peoples expectations, why are there expectations anyway? There is no time limit to this journey, My wife after seven years, still doesn't really like crowds, so we keep it to a minimum. You will improve with time, don't let anyone tell you otherwise, stay positive and if you need to make changes, then so be it.
This is a wonderful community with lovely supportive people, you are not alone.