Hello. My name is Katie. I am currently 28 years old. In October 2016, I sustained a severe concussion when I fell backwards down a whole flight of stairs while holding an appliance. My life changed in a matter of seconds. I have since been diagnosed with Post Concussive Syndrome and have other issues with my neck and eyes related to the fall.
Before the concussion, I was working full time while also going to grad school full time. I thrived under pressure and the busier I was, the better. I had to take a leave from my job for the last 6 months as well as school. (I was just recently cleared to return to both-but not full time).
The last 6 months have been filled with doctors appointments, lots of different types of treatments, therapies, emergency room visits, and sleep. I have an amazing group of doctors and providers that consists of my PCP, OT, PT, SLP, Neuropsychologist, neurologist and ophthalmologist.
I am very fortunate that my injuries are not worse. I truly believe that everything in life happens for a reason. I created this blog to share some of my experiences over the last 6 months and future experie
nces. If it can help at least just one person, then it will be worth it.