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I Have a Brain Injury

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    Minor Concussion - The car I was a passanger in was sandwiched and totaled. The main impact zone was where I was sitting, the middle of the backseat. The force was so strong that...
    Mello Mello 26-30, F 15 Responses Nov 25, 2008

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    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...
    WittyOne WittyOne 46-50, F 2 Responses Jun 14, 2007

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    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...
    ReformedAutomaton ReformedAutomaton 36-40, M 5 Responses Jun 1, 2007

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    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...
    Luciebear Luciebear 51-55, F 17 Responses Oct 29, 2009

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    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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Apr 24, 2009

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    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...
    annasheffield annasheffield 18-21, F 3 Responses May 9, 2012

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    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...
    SamanthaLau SamanthaLau 18-21, F 42 Responses Dec 4, 2012

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    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...
    lostmegan lostmegan 18-21 1 Response Jan 1, 2012

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    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...
    jennie26 jennie26 26-30, F 7 Responses Feb 25, 2011

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    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...
    Selfharminggirl Selfharminggirl 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 19, 2013

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    One year post op for brain tumour and my brain scan is 100% clear!! Yay!!
    Sugarman245 Sugarman245 41-45, M Jan 21

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    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...
    chococat159 chococat159 18-21 1 Response May 28, 2012

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    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...
    kiwi914 kiwi914 41-45 1 Response Apr 10, 2013

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    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...
    Sadness420 Sadness420 36-40 1 Response Dec 31, 2012

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    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...
    bibottommale53 bibottommale53 51-55, M 1 Response Jan 4

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    Ashly Gentle Would Like - you to read resulting regression in brain injury. warm regards
    ashlygentle ashlygentle 41-45, M 2 Responses Dec 12, 2012

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    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...
    1 Response Jan 8, 2013

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    Motor Cycle Accident - I had one in 1974. I was in a coma for 6 - 8 weeks. I have a spastic left side and sometimes I have problems speaking. I hear my speech problems and this...
    lostest lostest 51-55 2 Responses May 26, 2011

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    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.)  ...
    oneandlonely12 oneandlonely12 22-25, F 3 Responses Jun 21, 2010

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    '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...
    DrxVenture DrxVenture 22-25 2 Responses Jun 25, 2010

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    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...
    nononame nononame 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 6, 2011

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    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...
    SamanthaLau SamanthaLau 18-21, F 15 Responses Jan 2, 2013

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    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...
    highlandfan highlandfan 16-17, M Jan 5, 2013

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    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...
    CG3111 CG3111 31-35 2 Responses Nov 6, 2013

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    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...
    Andyjaye Andyjaye 31-35, M Aug 11, 2012

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    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...
    Sapphire25 Sapphire25 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 8, 2013

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    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...
    tmarker86 tmarker86 26-30, F 4 Responses Dec 12, 2012

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    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...
    mysticnomad mysticnomad 41-45, M 2 Responses Jan 25, 2010

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    An English Girl's Life Changing Experience - I acquired a brain injury when I was 14 after I got off the school bus but hadn’t seen the car coming towards me.My neck was severely...
    KatTurton KatTurton 18-21 Apr 12, 2012

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    Ashly Gentle Brain Injuery - read i am not understood  in true infantilismwarm regards
    ashlygentle ashlygentle 41-45, M 1 Response Dec 12, 2012

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    My Everyday Cocktail - I am 20 years old. I have experienced some thing that no 20 year old, or person of any age has experienced, but all these things make me who I am today. I...
    MysteryMe MysteryMe 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 28, 2011

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    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...
    BethanyRose BethanyRose 26-30 1 Response Aug 20, 2013

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    My Brain Injury Was Caused At Birth - When I was born my doctor was an impatient one and he used forceps to hurry my up. Never mind that I was so tiny he shouldn't have used them...
    Paige42986 Paige42986 41-45, F 1 Response Apr 13, 2011

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    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...
    Northantsno1 Northantsno1 26-30 1 Response Jan 27, 2011

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    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...
    iwantpizza iwantpizza 46-50, F 43 Responses Oct 25, 2010

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    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. 
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Apr 25, 2009

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    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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Aug 31, 2009

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    I Hit My Head :( - I was in a motor vehicle accident and knocked my head (pretty hard i might add). I was unconscious for 24 hours and in ICU for 4 days. I was then transferred to...
    EaglesFan EaglesFan 16-18, F 4 Responses Oct 1, 2007

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    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...
    SamanthaLau SamanthaLau 18-21, F 40 Responses Jan 4, 2013

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    Sick And Tired Of Being Sick And Tired -   I was diagnosed bipolar in 2005 which automatically made me "different", especially since I was a cheerleader, honor...
    nightismycompanion nightismycompanion 26-30, F 4 Responses Dec 28, 2009

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    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. ...
    randyr randyr 31-35 2 Responses Jun 17, 2009

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    Mitsusux - thanx to my sister, who saved my life, and a little divine intervention, I survived being thrown from a 2000 mitsubishi montero sport that rolled on alligator alley...
    karma99 karma99 26-30 2 Responses Jul 3, 2008

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    I got bullied a year ago, I still have problems. Random blackouts, rapid heart rate, balance loss, dizziness, sharp pains in my head, memory problems. This is what bullying can do...
    bm021 bm021 16-17, F 2 Responses Feb 18

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    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...
    MarkRomeo MarkRomeo 61-65, M 3 Responses Feb 3, 2011

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    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...
    bumpybarbie bumpybarbie 51-55, F 2 Responses Jul 11, 2012

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    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...
    Lifes2short2evencareatall Lifes2short2evencareatall 26-30, F 5 Responses May 2, 2013

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    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...
    nightismycompanion nightismycompanion 26-30, F 3 Responses Dec 28, 2009

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    My wife and I were married for just over a year and our son was just not even a year old when my wife became severely disabled from an anoxic brain injury. She was non responsive...
    tstanley2014 tstanley2014 26-30, M 2 Responses Mar 30

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    5 friends lived in a room, namely Mad, Brain, Fool, Somebody & Nobody. 0ne day, Somebody killed Nobody. At That time Brain was in bath room, Mad called Police. Mad : Is it Police...
    ashulikesyou ashulikesyou 18-21, M Apr 1

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    My little fighter passed away at just 3 months he was born with a occipital encephcel and was told to terminate at 16weeks I decided to carry on with the pregnancy and was booked...
    kelansmummy kelansmummy 31-35, F Apr 4

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    It is often observed that people who are involved in personal injury cases do not seek any help or guidance from a personal injury lawyer. The main reason for this is the fear that...
    flipsideseo1 flipsideseo1 26-30, M 6 hrs ago

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