My mother recently got into a bad accident
My mother recently got into a bad accident doing her favorite sport and ended up with a moderate to severe TBI. We didn't know for the first couple days if she was going to make it or if she would ever speak again. She made it, and she is recovering.
My mom knows who I am and her long term memory is intact. It feels like a miracle. But, she doesn't understand what happened to her; right now she doesn't even know the year she was born or the year we are in. I can't have the same conversations with her that I used to. She isn't quite there. I know it's still early days and her brain is still learning to rewire itself, but l'm terrified.
My whole world feels shaken up, and I even feel guilty expressing that because horrible things happen in the world all of the time. I've never felt so fragile as a human and never thought that something like this would happen to me to the most stable person in my life and my rock. This past week, my heart and chest has hurt so much that I had trouble breathing frequently and almost hospitalized myself.