I Have Traumatic Brain Injury

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 96 People

    I lost consciousness

    as his fist descended upon my face, into my left eye socket. This happened repeatedly. Sometimes it feels like it happened endlessly. I died believing I was being murdered. I never fought back or defended myself. He was forced to stop by someone.. I was in a walking coma for...
    Aguynamedbill Aguynamedbill
    36-40, M
    2 Responses Jul 7, 2014


    10 years ago i visited a friend who I trusted with my life... On our way to a girls' house on the farm next to their farm- he tried to be funny and made a 'handbrake-turn' with the bakkie without looking if no one could get hurt... As I was standing at that stage, the momentum...
    Bennacpretorius Bennacpretorius
    26-30, M
    1 Response Apr 24, 2012

    "No matter how many conversations you have

    and no matter how much your spirit wants to thrive, you always lack that 'something' to dispel the invisible wall you just can't seem to break through. Not being able to break through this wall gets internalized by the people that want you free, and watching them swallow the...
    OppressedToaster OppressedToaster
    22-25, T
    1 Response Jan 15, 2016

    About Me

    On the night of August 11, 1967 my dad, mom, brother and myself were in an automobile accident that forever changed our lives. Per my injuries, when the Cadillac hit our Volkswagen Beetle I was catapulted from the back seat. In the process of being thrown forward I fractured my...
    SecondChancetoLive SecondChancetoLive
    51-55, M
    2 Responses Nov 14, 2009

    In Brian and suffered on August 23rd 1989 I

    suffered a devistating football injury that left me in a coma for 5 weeks and I suffered a stroke when I was in my coma! I woke up and was parilized on my entire right side and lost half of my vision!! I've had intense therapies to relearn everything over!! My friends came to...
    Majerle1972 Majerle1972
    41-45, M
    Jun 6, 2014

    My Life As I Knew It

    my name is John, about a month ago I sustained what I think is an acquired brain injury. I was at a music festival with my girlfriend and a few friends where I used some drugs. I only had used drugs on occasion before this about once a year or so. All of my friends did the same...
    johalexa johalexa
    22-25, M
    1 Response Aug 2, 2012

    Greetings I Am Tbi Survivor

     a Drunk Driver hit me 5 years ago. 2004 in Natick, Massachusetts, USA I have Traumatic Brain Injury and chronic pain from broken bones. This is my first entry.
    deleted deleted
    4 Responses Apr 12, 2009

    Minor Tbi

    It seems it is possible to receive traumatic brain injury from a minor motor vehicle accident. I was rear ended in eary September of 2007. I have grade 3 whiplash. I have headaches, brain fog, depression, lack of concentration, memory lapses and other issues since the accident...
    sourpuss sourpuss
    41-45, F
    3 Responses Oct 12, 2007

    My Lost Life

    14 yrs. ago someone dove on top of me while i was swimming in the river, resulting in a 7 in. closed skull fracture, fractured c-7 vertibrae. the one thing i am grateful for is i can still walk. i have been with the woman of my dreams for 22 yrs. after my injury our relationship...
    reverandroy reverandroy
    1 Response Feb 28, 2012

    I got into a pedestrian vs.

    vehicle accident in October of last year. I was in a coma, stayed in 3 different hospitals, went through countless hours of different therapies, struggled with finishing high school, and lost most of my loved ones because most of my 1st year of healing, I didn't take care of...
    nannuh16 nannuh16
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jan 2, 2016

    Its Not Fair

    I am 24 living in Western Australia and i was riding my motorbike to work when a young female driver pulled out infront of me. I broke alot of bones, fractured my spine in 6 places and ended up with a TBI.  My entire left side was completely dead.  Due to my back...
    BigSimmo BigSimmo
    22-25, M
    3 Responses Aug 18, 2009

    Car Accident

    I was a passenger in a coupe that went off road, hit a tree, and flipped off. I was in ICU for 4 days and have brain surgery due to a hematoma. I now have a metal plate and 4 screws on the left frontal bone. I am so grateful to be here to write this.
    WalkingCabbagePatchDoll WalkingCabbagePatchDoll
    22-25, F
    1 Response Aug 13, 2013


    I started a group called "I have a brain injury" but this one is more well named.  I know sometimes EP will consolidate groups with similar stories but different names.  Maybe we could lobby to get those other groups joined with this one?
    ReformedAutomaton ReformedAutomaton
    41-45, M
    1 Response Apr 24, 2009

    I have a traumatic brain injury

    and I am temporarily paralyzed on the right side. That means I have to use my left hand to type this on my iPad. It has been nearly two years and it may seem like a lot to most people but I have learned that it's not long in the Tbi world. I am going to walk one day and I go see...
    raemar85 raemar85
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Jun 11, 2014

    Brain Illness

    i became ill in 2005, just before my 25th bday. i was at work and i noticed my vision was not normal. on the way home i was closing one eye to see the oncoming traffic better. after  a few days i went to the doctor and he sent me to get a cat scan.  when that showed up...
    tigger44 tigger44
    3 Responses Jan 7, 2009

    Living With My Tbi

    i have a tromatice brain injury................ march 2002 some guy reck into me i wasnt my fault at all, this was a two way stop and he assumed it was a four way stop t- boned my car instant coma for me he ofcourse had just bought a brain new doge ram a few minutes before . i...
    trishj trishj
    2 Responses Aug 17, 2009

    Hello, I'm Brian! 25 years ago I suffered a

    football injury that left me in a coma for 5 weeks and I also suffered a stroke!! I was only 16 years old and thanks to my amazing family I've made a miraculous recovery. I lost half of my vision I also have slurred speech and I also walk with a limp!!
    thunderdanmajerle thunderdanmajerle
    41-45, M
    Dec 5, 2014
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