I underwent a successful coiling of a ruptured aneurysm in October 2017. Following the coiling, I experienced severe weakness on the left side and double vision. I did spend one week in the hospital’s rehab unit for therapy. After returning home, I continued my exercises and have regained a lot of the strength in my left side and the double vision has cleared up. I was told at the time of my discharge that it would probably take about 6 months to see how much strength I would regain.
I was encouraged to file for disability and did. In a recent medical exam for the disability determination, I was told by that doctor that what I have regained is probably all that I will regain because it has been more than 6 months. However I have read that you may not know the full extent of your recovery for up to one year.
One of the biggest issues that I have been dealing with is anxiety and depression. I have always been a very outgoing and sociable person – now I have trouble making myself leave the house for almost anything. I am taking meds and going to counseling for this. Can I expect this effect to get better or not?
A lot of my left side has regained strength but my left hand and leg sometimes do not respond the way that I want/expect them to – kind of a lag in response. I am also struggling with fine motor skill on the left side, such as typing and others. I am also experiencing short-term memory issues and tire very easily. Should I expect these effects to hang around or is there hope that they may still improve with time?