But I just viewed a slide show on concussions. It was not very positive. Most of it dealt with youthful concussions and unfortunately, I am not longer considered a youth. Therefore, I cannot really get much information about it. A small part did deal with the elderly and it was not very encouraging.
Basically, I must wait it out and be careful not to reinjure. A helmet was suggested (obviously for the young) but it made me laugh. Imagine if I went everywhere in a helmet. I even would walk in my apartment with helmet on (since that it is where I fell). It would not be very long before I lived in padded cell, I imagine.
So now I sit, and I watch reruns on TV. Yes, now I can do this– there was a time I could not get my eyes in focus. I AM healing, but it is slow. I long for my independence and I am not giving up.
Someday I will come back. Eight years ago, I had a much more harmful fall and could not take care of my needs for 2 months (in hospital). I had to learn to walk all over again. BUT, I did totally recuperate, and I will again. I will not give up.