Hi. I am new to this forum. Actually, this is the first time that I am joining a support group. My injury happened February 5, 2010. So it is almost 8 months since I walked into a metal pole and my life changed.
Because I am new, I may be asking something that you have talked about already, so please forgive me if I do....
I am having a really difficult time dealing with all of this. What I find the most difficult is the fatigue. It is almost unrelenting. I wake up with it and I go to sleep with it. My body aches most of the time as if I have the flu - but I don't. There are times when I can push through it and get something done. But if I do too much - whatever that means - then I am "wiped out" for days.
Is there anything that helps you to get through this? Have you been able to find anyone who can tell you when this might let up? Have you been able to go back to work?
I am (or was) a teacher, and I am not able to work yet. I wanted to try going back for some half days, but they would not accommodate me. Actually, I realize now that I would not have been able to work yet on a regular basis, because there are days when I can't do anything. However, they are not even allowing me at this point to volunteer! It's very frustrating.
I don't know whether or not I will be able to go back to teaching....
Thanks for listnening and thanks for any input you may have.
I almost forgot: I did want to mention that the one thing that has helped me has been cranial sacral therapy. Has anyone else used cranial sacral therapy?