The world at large does not have a thorough understanding of recovering from brain surgery. While their lives breeze by marked by accomplishments and milestones, my days are monotonous and almost indistinguishable from one another. My memory started fading over a year ago, and I only have vague recollections of what has been going on in my life. I have not achieved anything, and it makes for very awkward conversations.
I have spent the past five years getting surgeries and seeing doctors, first for my sinuses and later for my brain. I don’t get out much now and I am often just trying to get through the day. So, when I am able to get a quick appointment with a specialist, it’s probably the highlight of my day.