I was in law school on scholarship but had to drop due to hospital admission. I can’t go back because I can’t think or remember anything. It really sucks. I hate that I need government funds to survive. I do,t know what I’d do if anything happened to my husband,d. I can’t handle school or work right now. I feel so hopeles.
I couldn’t handle school or work for a while either. But I started recovering little by little, and now I’ve regained almost all of my cognitive skills. I worked with a speech-language pathologist on cognitive rehab. You should see if your insurance will cover this for you. It made a huge difference in my life. I went into it not being able to read more than two sentences at a time, forgetting what I was doing halfway through any task, and losing track of my words halfway through a thought. Now, I’m doing fantastically, cognitively.
Wow @ninjastar I never even knew that therapy existed!
I got access to it because of a head injury, but I do think it should be available to anyone with cognitive decline.
It was very hard work. I used to have to nap for a solid hour after appointments. I had to listen to boring tapes and answer questions, count the number of letters in words, play weird pattern games, and also so much bananagrams.
I’m looking in my state and it all requires TBI.
Sorry. I guess, in a way, I’m lucky I got cracked in the head.
Well, I’m glad it helped you.
Hey, how long did it take you to recover? I’ve been sick one year and recovered in a number of areas. I hope to dear God I recover to normal functioning by next year.
I’ve had schizophrenia for at least fifteen years, and I started recovering about five years ago. But I was against meds and therapy for a long time. Once I started getting serious about my treatment, it didn’t take too long to see improvement. But it’s an ongoing battle.
Cognitively, I was at my worst after the head injury three years ago. It took me a year and a half to recover from that.
I had a head injury years ago. I’ve been on AP’s some 2014. Sometimes I think they make my memory worse.