Can someone please help me
Last updated: October 2013
Two years ago I passed out while on the treadmill and broke and fractured my skull. I had brain surgery and got some neat metal plates in my head. I had my jaw muscles cut to get the plates in my head and all other fun kinds of things. The accident was extremely severe and I even lost my sense of smell for everything but food. That is the day my headaches started.
I have experienced at least a level 7 migraine 5 days a week for the past two years. It never goes away but may ramp down in intensity. I cannot express this more fully. Giant migraines five days a week when I am working.
So then the story deepens.
Three months ago I was walking our dog. A neighbors dog came out of their house to "get" mine and I ended up on the ground, with another concussion. I think it was at least a level 2. Now I am back beyond where I was two years ago. Both times I hit the language part of my brain and now words are gone, not just when I am about to get a flare up.
This might be OK, but I am a teacher and it is my job to talk. Also, it is a very stressful job. I am getting closer and closer to disability as it is becoming obvious that if I do my job, the quality of my life suffers drastically. I get so tired I can't get out of bed, let alone drive to work.
I am 37 and have a great husband but I feel bad for him. I just do not know what to do. Any suggestions?
Have others downplayed your migraine pain?