Well!!! It appears to be a small world
Unless I am very much mistaken, it seems that the degrees of separation are much closer than I first believed.
What you have to remember, is, that unless someone has been through the stuff you have, they can't possibly understand. It is something of an elite club that we are in, and for you, even more so because you have lasting deficits and and effects - whereas I seem to have made it out the other side (of the aneurysm thing anyway).
Funny that this is a global site and I have met you.
Please take care - I will be away for the next few weeks, but I would like to get together at sometime to discuss all of this.
PS the university offers come out tomorrow - I am sure Matt will get what he wants which is great.