I’ve had my TBI for six years, and I have to admit; I’ve learned something new each year that passes. The brain is such an amazing organ. It has abilities that we haven’t even fully understood. Humans are constantly learning new things about what our brain can do.
One thing I have learned is that just like any other injury, often times the healing process can be more painful than acquiring it. The surface of the brain can heal, but it’s much more difficult to see the deeper part of the injury.
The brain reroutes pain. Nerves that are damaged have to also reroute receptors. There’s a lot that goes into the healing process when the brain is damaged.
The first 2-3 years were the most painful. Then, years 3-5 were a bit more modest. Now, year six, I’ve reverted back to the early years for whatever reason. The migraines are debilitating and prevents me from working currently.
I also am experiencing some odd changes with my body. I only eat one meal per day. Very limited snacks and limited sugared beverages. Yet, I’ve gained weight and my fingers are very puffy. I’m seeing a hormone doctor tomorrow to see if something has changed to caused these changes.
My fingers are the biggest sign. I have no idea why they are so puffy! Has anyone else experienced this issue without having a manual cause?