A week ago I had another MRI scan to see how my brain bleed is repairing. Today I had to go back to get the results. I was extremely relieved to hear all is repaired, my boys will not inherit the problem and all is well.
My relief was visible. This had been a real worry to my wife and I. I dreaded further brain surgery, fearing some long-term damage might be done. I have now been “signed off” by the neurosurgeons and should not need to see them in their clinic again.
My main problems remaining are swallow of some liquids, giddiness when walking, some stomach discomfort and profound fatigue: most days the least physical exertion totally exhausts me. I find it hard to describe just how tired I feel most of my waking day. All these remaining issues should improve, but this could be a long time. Apparently the neurosurgeon told the DLVA in June that I am fit to drive, although their OK could take months to reach me. A few months ago there was no way I could have driven, but now I feel ready to do so. It will be good to drive the car again.
Today has been an emotional day. I am profoundly grateful it is drawing to a close.