Diduck Posted August 7, 2011 Share Posted August 7, 2011 Hi everyone I am feeling old - everyone keeps telling me I am old Before my SAH I was a very young 52 year old - endless energy, tireless zest for life, incredible self belief and confidence Now I feel vulnerable, unable to remember things as well, harder to concentrate so much that it tires me to the stage of switch off like a mobile phone when the battery runs out. My zest has gone and I doubt myself so much always thinking I have made a bad choice or said the wrong thing I find it very difficult to talk about how I feel since my SAH but if I do I am always told "oh yes you will forget things or feel tired etc as you are getting old!!" Noboby would ever have dared suggest I was old before the SAH but now people seem to think this is my problem - old age From a yound 52 year old to an old 53 with just one headache!!! So for all you out there the general concensus is we are old not damaged This doesnt reassure me as I try to stay hopeful that I will overcome these difficulties as I retrain my "damaged" brain but if I am just old I have no chance of improving unless I find a fountain of youth I really get upset as I feel peoples reactions means I am not explaining myself very well but then I just cry when I do try It is not their fault either as you could understand this feeling unless you had it and they just try to rel;ate it to things they know I think I will just go back to the "I am fine thanks" response Do you get the same reaction?? All the best to you all Di Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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