My surgery anniversary is coming up on June 2. So here I am a year later.
Disorientation… I’d go to the store and it was extremely hard to walk around and to focus on what I wanted to buy. The walls and ceiling seemed to move. I was dizzy. I would hang onto my cart so I didn’t fall over. I felt like I was in a LSD fugue state.
Blurred vision… So maybe that was all due to cataract surgery ruining my eyes. I couldn’t see my husband’s face 3 feet in front of me clearly. I couldn’t read street signs.
Headache… Low constant head and neck pain.
Dizziness.. Always. Dizzy. All the time.
Mental stupor…Always in a “Brain Fog.” Described as a Zombie Stupor, I read later. My head felt like it was wrapped in gauze.
Hearing… Couldn’t hear out of right ear.
Listening… My daughter scolded me constantly that I never listen.
Memory… I can’t remember what I was going to do 2 seconds after I got up to go do it.
Exhausted… ALL THE TIME> Always tired!!
Insomnia… Can’t sleep. Wake up at 2 am.
Trouble speaking and finding the word I want to say
Gait- trouble walking in a straight line. Feel imbalanced all the time.
Hoarseness. I sound like I have a cold all the time.
Disorientation… Almost all gone. Occasionally get a little woozy.
Blurred vision… Gone
Mental stupor…Sharp as a tack!
Hearing… Still slight hearing issue in right ear.
Listening… Much better
Memory… Still some memory trouble. But normal for 58 year old.
Exhausted… Sleep 7 hours straight and much better!!
Insomnia… Much better
Trouble speaking and finding the word I want to say: Much better
Gait- Power walking using Map My Walk!! Walked yesterday 1.44 miles at 19:46 average pace. Would’ve been faster if I hadn’t had to stop for dog to poop or for people to pet dog.
Other: Lost 30 pounds. Was very sick in October- November and kept puking up everything. Also sick in March when on trip to New Orleans (may have been the food there!!). Gained some back after going to a dietician and eating more iron laden products. BUT more energy now and walking more!!!