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I Have a Brain Injury

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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 damaged and I was completely paralysed down my left side (side I was hit) although there was no physical damage to my brain the connections in...
    KatTurton KatTurton 18-21 Apr 12, 2012

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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 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 22-25 2 Responses Jun 25, 2010

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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 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 18-21 1 Response May 28, 2012

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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 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 36 Responses Jan 4, 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 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 31-35 3 Responses Nov 6, 2013

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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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    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

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    The Chosen Ones

    I have often wondered "why" we are the chosen ones from our injuries, for what is the real reason? I don't know! I don't keep asking myself "why me?, why me?," anymore! No, the question is "why" am I living? What is my purpose on Earth? Well, now that I am here, after my accident...
    davidrtbi davidrtbi 41-45 1 Response May 3, 2011

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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 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 26-30 6 Responses Aug 31, 2009

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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 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 3 Responses Dec 12, 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, 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 51-55, M 1 Response Jan 4

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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 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 3 Responses May 9, 2012

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    One year post op for brain tumour

    and my brain scan is 100% clear!! Yay!!
    Sugarman245 Sugarman245 41-45, M 1 Response Jan 21

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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 now the whole story because that is a looong family story. When i was born i had allready allready a learning disability...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jan 5, 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 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

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    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 22-25, M Dec 18

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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 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

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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 deteriorating. Seizures, memory loss, vertigo, weakness, facial paralysis, I'd struggle to find even the most simple word, couldn't retain...
    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. He never realized the hell he was bringing in to my life by using those forcops. I have brain damage in the spots where the forceps were...
    Paige42986 Paige42986 41-45, F 1 Response Apr 13, 2011

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    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 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 22

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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 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 41-45 1 Response Apr 10, 2013

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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.  I was in and out of consciousness.  They called it a concussion - I absolutely hate that because it really ...
    iwantpizza iwantpizza 46-50, F 70 Responses Oct 25, 2010

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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.)  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 3 Responses Jun 21, 2010

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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 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 2 Responses Jul 11, 2012

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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 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

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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 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 18-21 1 Response Jan 1, 2012

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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 a regular ward where i stayed four months. I had paralysis of my entire right side of my body and Post Traumatic...
    EaglesFan EaglesFan 16-18, F 4 Responses Oct 1, 2007

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    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 41-45, M 1 Response Jul 5

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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. After a few years, that fog disappeared (In retrospect, that fog was part of my executive functioning.) I was aware that I'd forget...
    MarkRomeo MarkRomeo 61-65, M 3 Responses Feb 3, 2011

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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 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 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 8, 2013

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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 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 4 Responses May 2, 2013

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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 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 39 Responses Dec 4, 2012

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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, 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 17 Responses Oct 29, 2009

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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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    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 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 19, 2013

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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 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 7 Responses Feb 25, 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 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 26-30 1 Response Jan 27, 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 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 13 Responses Jan 2, 2013

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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 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

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    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

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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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    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 makes my speech worse. I have a tremor in my right side I have terrible rage on occations. I am not in a wheel-chair. I look...
    lostest lostest 51-55 2 Responses May 26, 2011

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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.  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 31-35 2 Responses Jun 17, 2009

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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 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 36-40 1 Response Dec 31, 2012

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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 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 26-30 3 Responses Apr 24, 2009

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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 only unconscious briefly and awoke to blood coming out of my ear.  I thought I was okay and these guys that...
    ReformedAutomaton ReformedAutomaton 36-40, M 5 Responses Jun 1, 2007

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    Related Experiences

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    Your Brain Is: 40% Female, 60% Male. You have a total boy brain - logical and detailed, you tend to look at the facts. And while your emotions do sway you sometimes... you never...
    BrokenHeartedOlicityShipper BrokenHeartedOlicityShipper 70+, F 4 hrs ago

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