About three months ago a friend and I bumped heads (I got hit on the side of the head with his forehead). At first, the symptoms were really bad; I had nausea, trouble sleeping, dizziness, fatigue, cloudiness, amnesia, headaches, slurred speech, and possibly more. Since then I have made tremendous progress, but I still have headaches every hour of the day, everyday! And I can't exactly read a scholarly article without wanting to throw it at the wall from pure frustration, but it's better than before!
I got "lucky" that I had no job when this occurred and that I had just graduated college two months prior. I decided to take a break from everything (looking for jobs/looking into grad schools). It sucks because my life is definitely on pause and has been for the past 3 months. I don't hang out with my friends as much, like most others on here, and I have nothing to talk about when we do hang out. I'm at home all day sleeping or watching tv so there really is nothing new to tell. Oh, that's another thing; I can watch tv now, unlike a month ago. I can also walk more, and move around the house without feeling completely drained. I used to lay in bed all day, so I know that it's getting better.
Regardless, I can't help but feel sad, angry, frustrated, alone, lazy, slow, and so much more. I have my good days and my bad days. I'm scared that it'll be this way for an entire year or more! Should I not apply for a job just yet? Even though my student loans want payments from me in about a month? Should I not look into grad schools for next year? I have no idea how to go about this.
Also, sometimes I just really want to be left alone, but I don't exactly know how to explain that to my friends. They understand I have an injury, but I don't think they 'get it' like us on here do. Therefore, because I appear fine they think all is ok, but it's not. I don't want to go out, I don't want to have conversations, I just want to heal. I want to do activities on my own because it's peaceful and there is no pressure to keep a conversation going.
But ok, I've vented enough, I actually had a question lol...after three months is it still called a concussion or is it considered PCS? I have been to the doctor a total of 3 times. Never had head scans because the doctors did not think it would help them figure anything out. They did other tests on me that checked my reflexes, etc. Those seemed to be ok, and so no head scans were needed (I guess). Everytime I went they just gave me narcotics, and was told to rest and do absolutely nothing. I also got "well, this is just the way it goes," ugh!
Best of luck with healing to everyone on here!