I am about 4 months post occipital lobe rupture. I have poor recollection of my time after the rupture and in the ICU. My memories stop right before the rupture and began to build more consistently when I came home from the hospital.
My vision has improved significantly though I have some central vision loss, peripheral vision loss, and upper corner loss. It seems like as the days go by, the peripheral vision gets better. Central vision slowly is improving. It seems to improve from the bottom up and side in.
I just feel discouraged at times lately. When I first came home from the hospital, I was really tired and napping often. But I was also getting up and walking the entire day. Even though my vision was poorer, I somehow found my way feeding myself, setting up old iPods to listen to music, listened to podcasts, etc. I felt more active. Somewhere along the way, perhaps when I was taken off Keppra, I feel the fogginess mentally has cleared. But I find myself lying in bed often now. I had an angiogram last month and intended to take it easy at first; I just never haven’t seem to bounce back physically to where I was in February. I feel like I am in my head a lot more often, worried how much further my vision can improve and whether I can go back to my career this summer (I work in healthcare).
I’ve also had a few odd things happen in March that doctors attributed to anxiety though those issues have pretty much resolved. I feel more anxious/worried now than I did then.
I realize 4 months is a short time still in the grand scheme of things and I already have come a long way. It’s hard not to worry how much I will recover, when I can resume my career, IF I can resume my career. The past 3 years have been difficult working in healthcare. There were times I wanted to throw in the towel; now I want it back more than anything. I’ve never a fan of driving much but oh how I wish I could take my morning drive to work again with music blasting around me.
Has anyone been able to make a full recovery to return back to their careers?