Where To Go From Here
Around 4 years ago while I was volunteering for the Peace Corps in the country of Belize I experienced an extremely severe heat stroke. To be honest I am lucky to be alive- my body temperature reached 107 degrees and I awoke from a coma 3 weeks later. I have a tremendous support system around me, but my life is so different. I have a brain injury, and a laundry list of physical, speech and occupational issues. I used to be an athletic, confident young man, but now I am a 32 years old fighting depression and on permanent disability I have been told by my nuerologist that I would make a full recovery, but as the days, months and years go by my hope is starting to dissipate. I still feel like I have a lot offer. I haven't lost hope yet, but it has become painfully obvious that I am disinterested in things I previously enjoyed.