sallym25 Posted August 6, 2010 Share Posted August 6, 2010 Hi everyone, I've recently had the first anniversary of my rupture and clipping. I see everyone saying regularly about going for scans,angios and therapies. Other than a chat at the six month mark, I've had none of this. At that 'chat' I was told remarkable recovery, you can go. No scans to check the clip or anything. I have a blind area which the opthalmologist looks at every six months., but he has told me this will not improve. I am slowly learning to compensate for this. Due to it I am having problems getting back my drivers licence.Driving was my Job before this too. My ESA was stopped after a medical a few months ago and now my DLA is due for re claiming. I am thinking now I am classed as normal. Unfortunately I know I'm not entirely "normal" . When I am faced with a crowd of people I just seem to cut off and withdraw into myself. I can't concentrate on what people are saying to me. It seems I will have to find a job but I know I couldn't cope with the likes of shop work. What if two customers need attention at the same time? Also I could sleep 24 hours a day. I've tried doing that but I never feel refreshed or energetic. I never really understood what ESA was anyway. My sister organised it for me while I was 'out of it'. I know it stands for Employment and support allowance but that makes no sense to me either. Thing is, I'm sure there must be something that someone like myself can claim, even if it means attempting to do some kind of job at the same time. I just don't know what it is. Can anyone help with this. While I am here, can I ask if anyone can tell me what the difference is between a psychologist and a psychiatrist. I thnlk I need some kind of therapy but don't know what kind. I hope this makes sense to someone as I'm confusing myself trying to write it all. Thanks for taking the time to read all this mumbo jumbo. Sally x Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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