The symptoms of TBI are invisible to most.
Fatigue dominates. How can I feel so tired when I haven’t done a thing? Somedays, I lack the energy required to get out of bed. Then discover my BP is at the lower end of normal. For a person with severe hypertension, that’s concerning. Thank goodness, I listened to my body and stayed in bed. Should I be concerned enough to call the doctor? The office is closed. I will jot it down for when I see her.
Living inside my head comes with the fatigue. What else am I to do if I can’t leave the house, and there is no one? Sometimes, I feel it’s self-imposed. Sometimes, I get so tired of it all, and I want out. My mind drifts to everlasting rest.
Why can’t I make decisions? It sends me into a tailspin.
The fatigue can be due to insomnia, poor eating habits, or inadequate water intake, who knows? It’s a hurdle to overcome. What’s mystifying is that physical labor is easier to accomplish than thinking. Fatigue affects my ability to perform specific mental tasks. Focused thought becomes painful and decision making challenging. Is that from memory impairment?
That’s enough for now.