Few people on OT may know back in 06, I was hit on the head during a bar fight (no I didn't start it, nor was I part of it). I was hit with a whiskey bottle twice. Once directly to the back of the head, and as I turned to find out where that came from, the second shot hit me on the left side of my head slightly above and behind my ear.. The first shot slightly fractured my skull, and caused an epidural hematoma (blood clot between my brain and skull) The second shot fractured my skull near my temporal lobe (12cm wide fracture) which forced air into my mastoid (whatever that is, is in the inner ear) Some part of these injuries evidently damaged my brain. I have no sense of smell or taste, my short term memory SUCKS, I get dizzyness and vertigo at random times, my spelling and speech are affected and my vocabulary which was pretty good before, has been dropped down to a lower level.. If someone calls me, and I say "Call you in ten minutes" I completely forget about them unless I write it down.. If I make plans before I go to bed for the next day, I forget what I was supposed to do the following day. I get side tracked pretty easily, mostly because of my memory.. If I stop doing one thing for another, I just about completely forget what I was originally doing. As I get tired, a lot of these symptoms multiply exponentially, to where people think I am either drunk or stoned because of slowed/slurred speech and my loss of balance/swaying. All of my muscles are tight because my body seems to know I am swaying or off balance and they tighten up to help stabilize myself. So most of the time I am sore as fuck which makes me more tense stress wise.. When I lay down, my vertigo kicks in.. It feels like that game when you put your forehead on the end of a bat and spin around till you fall.. That feeling when you stop moving but you fell like you still are is vertigo. Thats the time if I am going to bed, I have to keep spinning/flipping over till it stops. Now with the season change, I start itching like crazy as soon as I get home and start relaxing. It feels like I rolled around in fibreglass insulation naked, and it doesn't stop.. I've resorted to taking tylenol PM just to get to sleep.. I guess I'm really not looking for advice, cause mostly because I don't think theres any "fix" just needed to vent.. I'll probably add more as I remember them later, or answer any questions..