I Have a Brain Injury

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 160 People

    I work for a carnival,

    I was hooking up an electric box in the generator, I must have slip, lost my footing, but all of a sudden,My arms arms started to shake, i heard a BUZZING, all my hair was stainding up, than i BLACK out. When I awoke I was setting down on the frame of the generator, my right...
    bibottommale53 bibottommale53
    56-60, M
    1 Response Jan 4, 2014

    A T.b.i. Is Not For the Faint of Heart

    Under Was In a Car Accident  is the first half of this story... I was in ICU following my accident for a few days, then released home after a total of five days. They put a hospital bed in my living room, since they didn't want me trying to climb stairs with a crushed...
    WittyOne WittyOne
    46-50, F
    2 Responses Jun 14, 2007

    Please People Who Understand Respond

    I am 20 years old. 2 months ago I passed out at a resturant and knocked myself unconcious for 7 minutes, they thought I was dead. I cracked my skull and damaged my brain, I can no longer smell or taste, not to mention I have incredible emotional problems, anxitey fear depression...
    nononame nononame
    18-21, F
    1 Response Apr 6, 2011

    Not Really Sure Why

    Im 19 and i got my TBI when i was out for my 18th birthday i was laughing with my friends and some girl thought i was laughing at her so she decided to beat me up. i spent 8 weeks in a coma and then the past 3 years trying to get my life back on track i was just wondering if you...
    lostmegan lostmegan
    1 Response Jan 1, 2012

    I wouldn't exactly call it a brain injury I had

    brain surgery January 9 I had my right temporal lobe removed so the scar tissue that cause my seizures it's gone so that's great for me but my recovery. From the brain surgery made me fail this year
    smitlord smitlord
    18-21, M
    1 Response Jul 29, 2015

    Summary Of My Wreck

    Have you ever seen someone in a wheel chair, and looked down on them? Maybe gave them a look of disgust? Ever seen someone stumbling to take a step, laughed at them? Ever seen someone that had bright red scars all over one side of thier face? Well i have been this person. This...
    annasheffield annasheffield
    18-21, F
    2 Responses May 9, 2012

    This Profile Belonged To Someone Who Died Of It

    I am the former carer of a quadruple amputee has had a harder time than almost anyone. She had no friends or family. Had been beaten up, bullied and raped. She took her own limbs as a suicide attempt which failed. A few weeks ago in the night when I wasn't there her lung...
    Selfharminggirl Selfharminggirl
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jul 19, 2013

    Jumping On The Bed

    I was 5 years old and I was jumping on the bed with my brother . I took a dive and hit my head on the side rail of the bed. I got a huge bump on my head.My mother rushed me to the emergency room. The doctor told her to bring me back in one week and to keep an eye on me that I...
    bumpybarbie bumpybarbie
    51-55, F
    1 Response Jul 11, 2012

    HAD...When I Was Kid

    I apparantly had this thing about falling off things,lol. The first concussion was when I was five and had two minor ones a year apart. 
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    1 Response Apr 25, 2009

    The Most Painful Part...

    I suffered an ear infection that went into my brain. It took the doctors months to figure out what was happening, all the while my brain was deteriorating. Seizures, memory loss, vertigo, weakness, facial paralysis, I'd struggle to find even the most simple word, couldn't retain...
    BethanyRose BethanyRose
    1 Response Aug 20, 2013

    Ashly Gentle Would Like

    you to read resulting regression in brain injury. warm regards
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Dec 12, 2012

    Many Brain Injuries :(

    I have had several concussions resulting from falls caused by my ANS disorder.  (A common complication among patients who have ANS disorders.)  One of the concussions resulted in the development of a seizure disorder.  I've also had two or more episodes of what is...
    oneandlonely12 oneandlonely12
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Jun 21, 2010

    Scan Time Soon

    After my accident I have been taking stabilising meds to make sure my brain blood flow and activity is kept normal. Now my doctors have informed me I need to come off them for a scan. This will mean I will backslide to my condition state for a month until all tests are run and I...
    SamanthaLau SamanthaLau
    18-21, F
    12 Responses Jan 2, 2013

    I had a ski accident during my sophomore year

    of high school. I don't remember anything from that day, or weeks after it. I did not suffer sever damage in any area, but rather mild damage throughout my brain. Friends laugh at my neck tics and shaking hands and I resent them for it. I have a strong visual memory, but my...
    cfarr cfarr
    22-25, F
    Nov 22, 2014

    My Life Changed Forever That Night

    It was may 17,2008. I was 23 at the time, with my 24th birthday right around the corner.I have been told what happend that night because i have no memory of it,so i had many questions. i went to work that day, just like i always did. and at that time in my life, me and two...
    jennie26 jennie26
    26-30, F
    4 Responses Feb 25, 2011

    Oh What I Used To Could Do...

    I miss those times when my brain put together pieces correctly. I miss those times when I didn't have to struggle to do simple tasks. I miss not getting confused easily. I miss my correct spatial perception. I miss people not being afraid of me. I miss being able to do those...
    Sapphire25 Sapphire25
    26-30, F
    1 Response Apr 8, 2013

    I'm Brian and I suffered a trumatic brain

    injury on August 23rd 1989. I was playing high school football and was hit and they say I started complaining of a serious headache and 5 minutes I was going into seizures on the field! I was immediately flown by helecopter to the hospital when I was immediately taken to...
    Majerle1972 Majerle1972
    41-45, M
    1 Response Jun 25, 2014

    For The Second Time :d I Wrote This Once Already So This Is A Copy Paste.

    Wow where do I begin. When I was 20 years old and a angry young man fed up with the lies and convintions of our social society. I shot myself in the head. My memory loss was complete. I couldnt remeber how to chew speak and basicly any action to affect the outside world a...
    Sadness420 Sadness420
    1 Response Dec 31, 2012

    My Ep Group - "I Have Traumatic Brian Injury"

     I live with TBI for 5 years now. I am 35. I have been unable to use the computer up until February of this year.   I decided to use computer and social media to learn more about TBI and to hopefully befriend other TBI survivors. Results have been so-so.   I...
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Apr 24, 2009

    I Never Made It Home ------ Still Haven't

    Hello, I have traumatic Brain injury, I am am in many ways a unique example of prejudice and mis understanding. My Injury was caused by a car in rush hour 10/12/99 because of impatience, i myself was riding a motorbike the collision was at a speed of roughly 50mph directly in to...
    Northantsno1 Northantsno1
    Jan 27, 2011

    You Don't Look Like You Have a Brain Injury

    The Biggest Problem I face is dealing with everyone!!!! People I'm introduce to anywhere, anytime and  any place I go look at you like your affected. you don't have a Brain Injury. I can't see it, there's no X to mark the spot or a bandage! They don't understand...
    deleted deleted
    5 Responses Aug 31, 2009

    Appearing Normal Afterwards Sucks Too

    A sunny warm day in May 1991 or 1992 (I really don't remember) I died 12 or so hours after my accident (twice) The second time was after I woke up on the operating table and seen my own brain. There were marking down the time of death when I came back. I had...
    mysticnomad mysticnomad
    41-45, M
    2 Responses Jan 25, 2010

    Coming Off Meds Tuesday Evening 8th January

    I will be stopping my meds this coming Tuesday, and as a result of this I will slowly lose my motor control over a few days following this. My doctors expect I will be back to my infantile state by the evening of Thursday 10th January. I'm going to try and post up until I lose my...
    SamanthaLau SamanthaLau
    18-21, F
    30 Responses Jan 4, 2013

    Ashly Gentle Brain Injuery

    read i am not understood  in true infantilismwarm regards
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    Dec 12, 2012

    Oh Yeahhhh!!

    On Dec 24th (yes christmas eve) 2005 I was riding my bicycle going to a friends party in Austin, TX when I crashed and cracked my skull on the pavement.  I was only unconscious briefly and awoke to blood coming out of my ear.  I thought I was okay and these guys that...
    ReformedAutomaton ReformedAutomaton
    41-45, M
    4 Responses Jun 1, 2007

    Result Of Two Concussions On The Same Area

    I've had two concussions on the balance part of my brain, and as a result, my balance sucks. I had really good balance before it happened. But now I'll lose my balance while walking because one of my feet lifts off the ground, even for a second. If I have to do something that...
    chococat159 chococat159
    1 Response May 28, 2012

    Do You Really Know Hopelessness?

    I once believed that I knew what it was to be hopelessand then I recieved a traumatic brain injury that enlightened me to what hopelessness truly is.How can a man survive on this rock after he has lost his ability to perform the basic BEDMAS of interaction with others?When you...
    Jan 8, 2013

    I was just diagnosed

    as permanent brain damage in the left frontal lower lobe , - I found out 20 years after the accident. I was hit by a truck. It's heart dropping - once I found out my real diagnosis.
    Stephen25 Stephen25
    26-30, M
    Dec 18, 2014

    i have headache all the time.

    my head starts hurting terribly i went to see a doctor .. after some tests he told me my brain has become veryy weak because of stress and overthinking which generaly dont happen at young age .. he gave me alot of expensive tablets and all . i have been using them for months but...
    sahar000 sahar000
    18-21, F
    1 Response Aug 7, 2015

    Brain Injuries Suck!

    I had a bicycle accident about 12 years ago.  I wasn't wearing a helmet.  I was 34 at the time.  My head hit the asphalt really really hard.  I was in and out of consciousness.  They called it a concussion - I absolutely hate that because it really ...
    iwantpizza iwantpizza
    51-55, F
    57 Responses Oct 25, 2010

    I Look Normal Now But I Still Do Not Know How To Feel Normal.

    I was in a single vehicle rollover about fifteen years ago. My left brain was traumatized by a gallon can of paint that had been in the back seat. As a result I spent two weeks in intensive care, in a coma. Once awake it took me two years to walk and talk again but the physical...
    CG3111 CG3111
    2 Responses Nov 6, 2013

    Mild Brain Injury

     Can't talk about it too much because I am having alot of bad brain days lately & i'm very emotional.  Anyway.  Was playing a company softball game July 17th 2009 and got slammed in the head purposely by a co-worker.  I haven't driven or worked since the...
    nightismycompanion nightismycompanion
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Dec 28, 2009

    Sorry But I Don't Remember!

    Eleven year post, brain injury survivor here. I'm not so sure I'm better than when I first started on this journey. I was in a fog to begin with. After a few years, that fog disappeared (In retrospect, that fog was part of my executive functioning.) I was aware that I'd forget...
    deleted deleted
    3 Responses Feb 3, 2011

    What Happened/ Happening To Me

    Hello All I had a car accident induced brain injury, the year after I completed my PhD in chemistry. It was over in America too where I was doing my first 'real' job. I had a super job at a university, a 'real' job too! My wife who was a very kind lady I am and have been a...
    Andyjaye Andyjaye
    31-35, M
    Aug 11, 2012

    I have a mild concussion.

    And my life has been tip over backwards. I can't do the things I used to be able to do without sunglasses and some type of ear plugs because the noise and the light bother me so much. Can't go outside, spend a little time with friends and can't go out to resturant or even walk...
    Deathgodsimple Deathgodsimple
    18-21, F
    Jan 29, 2016

    I have damaged my brain over the years from

    traumatic and missed experiences
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    1 Response May 13, 2015

    Resulting Regression

    My story is pretty unusual, but I feel like sharing it. I was a keen cyclist before having a traffic accident. I was clipped by a passing van that was speeding down a country road and knocked clean from my bike. I do literally remember tumbling head over heels down a hill and...
    SamanthaLau SamanthaLau
    18-21, F
    33 Responses Dec 4, 2012

    'what's A Biscuit?' -- Me Age: 25

    It all started three years ago. Winter seemed really depressing, but it passed. Then the winter after that sucked too. But I was on Effexor and before I knew it spring was here. But this past winter came and kicked my ***. I was on numerous anti-depressants and it wasn't working...
    DrxVenture DrxVenture
    2 Responses Jun 25, 2010

    Brain Tumor Diagnosed 2007

    I have a brain injury due to a benign brain tumor. It started about 2005, when things started smelling & tasting weird. Then I started getting lost, even when going to familiar places. I was having hallucinations & didn't even realize it. I'm diabetic & started having...
    Luciebear Luciebear
    51-55, F
    14 Responses Oct 29, 2009

    Hypoxic Brain Injury

    On August 10th, 2011, I drank about 16 ounces of antifreeze and took nearly 300 anti anxiety pills. I was found 12 hours later, and taken to the hospital where I was in a coma, on life support and dialysis for a week and a half. While I was in a coma I had a grand mal seizure and...
    tmarker86 tmarker86
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Dec 12, 2012

    One year post op for brain tumour

    and my brain scan is 100% clear!! Yay!!
    Sugarman245 Sugarman245
    46-50, M
    1 Response Jan 21, 2014

    Small Bit Of Info

    I am a male who is married to a beautiful wife whose life has been altered by a brain injury 13 yrs ago. We have two sons. It has been difficult for me, since I married so I would not have to look for someone to meet my needs. I am trying my best to help our sons but am having a...
    kiwi914 kiwi914
    1 Response Apr 10, 2013

    Because Of Violence

    I am with my brain injurie now since i am round 10 or was it 11? Okay it was between those years. It was a brutal attac from a adult.But i dont want to write now the whole story because that is a looong family story. When i was born i had allready allready a learning disability...
    deleted deleted
    Jan 5, 2013

    A little of two years ago I was hit by a car

    while riding my bicycle and suffered a MTBI. I also ruptured my ear drum. I thought the vertigo, dizziness, bouncy vision I was experiencing after the injury was all because of the ruptured eardrum. It healed, buy those things still occur today. Vision is less bouncy. I teach...
    Martin1212 Martin1212
    46-50, M
    2 Responses Jul 5, 2014

    Random Injury Leads to Divine Intervention and Long, Long Recovery

    June, 2006 I was the victim of anther vehicle causing a chain reaction crash that ended with my car.  Immediate coma, not breathing, multiple bones and some vertebrae broken.  Trauma nurse who left work 1 hour late witnessed the accident, ran to my car, and got me...
    randyr randyr
    2 Responses Jun 17, 2009

    I can function like everyone else,

    but my head can't take it when things get too intense or when I'm under a lot of stress, I have headaches all the time but I'm kinda used to the pain. I also hear voices, sometimes they are loud and I can't ignore them and they aren't always bad but they scare me sometimes.
    ssweetdisspositionn ssweetdisspositionn
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Aug 16, 2015

    Nothing To Look Forward Too..

    Since my Tbi I feel like I can't make plans for a future.. Like its put my whole life on hold.. I was in college, engaged and working a good job. I have nothing now. I can't finish school and my wedding has been put off 4 times and I'm unable to work. I wish there was a way to...
    Lifes2short2evencareatall Lifes2short2evencareatall
    26-30, F
    3 Responses May 2, 2013
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