Originally Posted by Lui
I quit like eveything involved with school. I just dropped out of jazz band. But what am I supposed to do? Sleeping a lot or anything?
I will get home in seven months so there is much time until then. I thought about it but I really don't want to break up...
I did not start to see much recovery until I dropped out of everything I could, and just rested. I get the idea from your posts that whenever you think about having to give something up you think you shouldn't have to because it isn't fair. It sounded like you thought this about giving up basketball, and now it sounds like you are thinking this about other activities.
I understand this, and I felt the same way. But one of the most important lessons to learn in recovery from PCS is that what is happening in your brain has nothing to do with what is 'fair'. If your brain needs you to rest, and just sit around being very bored all the time, then this is what you need to do.
It is boring, and it is not fair that you should have to be so bored. But your recovery has nothing to do with what is fair, it's just about you, your brain and the healing process.
I dropped out of almost everything, and it wasn't fair that I had to do this, but I needed it to recover. Even though I have now recovered, I will never again drink alcohol (which is a big part of social life in England) and I will never again play soccer, which was one of my favourite things to do. It is not 'fair' that I have to give up these things, it is simply a biological fact that I have to give them up if I want to stay healthy.
Ok , I did not rest either in the first week because of not understanding the english language quiet well and a horrible host family. Is there a chance of full recovery? I guess so right?
Most people don't rest properly at the beginning, because we don't know what is happening. But most people still recover. I did a lot of things that I shouldn't have done soon after my injury, and I have still recovered. So in my experience, you should not be anxious about this