I didn’t know my life was about to change.
In February 2018, I was in a fender bender. I was rear ended while stopped at a light.
I had no external physical injury, but internally, my mind and body were a mess. My head was in a fog, and my neck, back, knee and wrist were in pain. I had difficulty sitting for more than a few minutes at a time. It was to the point that I would just stand or pace.
I took short term disability two times. My performance at work suffered. Months later, my position was eliminated. I had been with that company for 16 years.
For the rest of 2018, I focused on pain management, while waiting patiently for my head to clear. I was told by my medical team that the fog may take days, weeks, months, or up to a year to clear. Online research corroborated that expectation.
In March of 2019, the focus shifted to addressing the head fog. I was diagnosed as having experienced a mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) and post-concussion syndrome. I dove into online research and developed a new plan.
I’ll have more details to share soon! The health posts will touch on the physical, cognitive and emotional challenges I’ve experienced, along with the coping solutions I’ve put in place or have planned.