Fianally something is happening in my life, I will try to go through this at a time.
November 2005 I was admitted to hospital for 10 days we found I devloped gout and they
drained this huge lump in my neck, because I have sleep apna and my weight had a sharp
increase a number of test where done.
I had to wait for a ISU bed to become available for the recovery period because of my size
and my past history medically and the fact I have a brain injury I think they where a little
nervious after a total thyriod removal this was done in mid 2006.
Remembering all the pills at set times is hard sometimes, I have a strategies to help remind me
the mobile phone auto on and off is when I have pills.
With the combination of not smoking anymore from July 2005 and the above medical condititions
my weight increased by about 25 kg. I didn't really notice but when I stood on the scales
at the hospital I was very supprised. Then in November 2006 with the stress I have been
having from noise and all the above things they told me I am type 2 diabetic.
The Brain Injury has made my life quite isolated tell somebody and they are gonnnnnnnnnnnnnnnee!
I have been through some very sad and tuff times because living in denial I could except how friends
would not except me because didn't feel any different. This I put down to costing me my marriage
and a number of relationship endings.
It is so hard to talk about things when you have nothing new to talk about,
My loving family, I have worked out still doesn't understand ABI or have they read any of the new
information about it. I now have the material but nobody else has read it except me.
My own perception of myself has been a little different then how others see me,
while professions who are trained in ABI information see me quite clearly as a survivor.
My good friend is going to take a training course which will help him start a local support group
for people with Acquired Brain Injury's, I can only hope others have faith in this and attent.
So this is where the real news is in my life, If I can help and ad to this group it may give me
some of my lost confidence back. I may even make some real friends who share the same fait as myself.