My headaches everyday are about a resting eight out of ten and are so hard to deal with because everything hurts my head and nothing makes it better. I have not been able to read, write or be on screens for quite some time now, which is awful for when I have to do work. One of the worst parts about this whole thing, if not the worst part is that not a single person that I know can truly understand what I am going through. Many people think that they know and tell me that they do, which I know is with good intentions but for me, very hard to believe. A concussion isn't like a broken bone in that you do not have gauze or a cast on your head. People can look at you and you look just like you always have.
Sometimes I have trouble believing that this will ever get better and that I will not be able to find a cure to this chronic pain. This is no doubt the hardest thing that I have ever had to deal with and throughout this whole thing I have rarely been given good news until recently. A couple weeks back my mom applied to get me into the Carrick Brain Center in Atlanta, Georgia. It is one of the best head trauma centers in the country. This is the place that has healed many well known people who have had head injuries, such as Sydney Crosby and Claude Giroux, two very famous hockey players. About a week ago she got a call from them saying that I would be able to come.
On February 10, 2014, I will fly down to Atlanta with my mom for one or two weeks depending on what they say. I really have no clue what they are going to do but I am seriously hoping that it works. People have said many great things about this and how it helped them. However I don't want to get my hopes too high because I do not want to be let down again by another treatment. I will say though that this is the most excited that I have been in a long time. I don't know if it will work or how it will effect me but one thing is for sure, I am heading down to Georgia and I am going to find out.