Well actually there was more than one, But the first and major one was when I was hit by a car. That was March 13th, 1998. That took about 25% of my brain, I don't remember which side. I was walking my dogs and this old woman swerved and hit me, and kept going for a couple blocks til her passenger, another elderly lady, said, "I think we hit something back there." I spent 13 days in a coma, and 2 months more in St Luke's Rehab after that. I had to relearn alot of things, like how to walk. I… Continue
Added by Katie Padilla on September 30, 2010 at 6:48pm —
Added by Barbara Stahura on September 30, 2010 at 11:02am —
I am Kara. 31 year old female 11 months post. Will be one year on October 7th. I was in a motorcycle accident. Have no memory of it. I am not a normal rider, i was a passenger.
Have had 4 skull/brain surgeries in past 11 months. Will be having another one in the next few months to get a platinum plate in head.
I call myself wonder woman and so does my neurosurgeon. I should have been dead. I know this now. I know I am lucky, I really am, but that… Continue
Added by Kara Hoban on September 29, 2010 at 8:13pm —
I am 23 years post severe TBI (although it is not readily visible) and for the last 3-4 years I have had progressive Buttock (pelvic bone) and muscles surrounding pian. It hurts to sit, stand, bend over, just use my legs sometimes. Does anyone else have this?
Added by Steffanie (Cole) Siefker on September 27, 2010 at 11:41am —
Hello beautiful people,
I would like to take this opportunity to apologize for any inappropriate "promotions" I may have sent out. I am new to these networks and just learning edicate and all that. Beside which, as soon as ego gets involved, the purity of intentions becomes compromised. I have struggled with the balance between giving everything I have to others as that is what I love to do and looking out for my safety as well as benefit as that is what we "professionals" are… Continue
Added by Benjamin Luskin on September 26, 2010 at 2:36pm —
just wish to explain my thoughts, I had my tbi in 1989 after what everone consider a mircial they forgot about it. I was then thinking like them I'm fine and it was destroying me. But the part that is now letting me see how tbi is something that has to be brought to the publics attention, in hopes that it can help people in socity understamd it like cancer.
11 years after tbi it was determend that i also had serious form of skin cancer that was very close to… Continue
Added by norman sampson on September 22, 2010 at 7:36am —
As I see it, my brain-injury has not been entirely a bad thing. For example, I have a lot more empathy for people who are not on the end of the spectrum that our society judges as "successful," or "well-adapted." Also, I meet people very easily (part of the social affect caused by having an injury in the right temporal and parietal lobes, I'm sure). And I have become "Indefatigable Man!"
I say this only half in jest. I just don't seem to know when to quit. That is evident… Continue
Added by Shelah Riggins on September 19, 2010 at 10:55pm —
“You’ve become a post-catastrophe person. The mask of safety is torn away. There’s nowhere to run and hiding is fiction. You search your own reflection for comfort, and the mirror whispers, Adapt or die. Feeling your way along in the dark, you dream… Continue
Added by Barbara Stahura on September 19, 2010 at 4:13pm —
(An excerpt from… Continue
Added by Barbara Stahura on September 15, 2010 at 10:30am —
This is the first journaling book for people with brain injury, and my co-author, Susan B. Schuster, and I are thrilled that BrainLine has chosen to… Continue
Added by Barbara Stahura on September 13, 2010 at 12:24pm —
Well I have been checking out this site for a couple of days before actually joining, I finally joined, I don't know why, figured It might help to talk to others who are going through some of the same things. However i do feel a little guilty. I didn't have a horrific accident. I actually feel really dumb about what lead me to where I am today. A year ago. well actually 13 months ago my husband and I were in the back yard mowing the lawn, I was on the riding lawn mower and he was using the weed… Continue
Added by Jody Williams on September 13, 2010 at 8:49am —
I've been writing like mad on this page today because, like the rest of you, I feel like I have finally found a place where people really understand what I'm talking about. It really is great to be here and I look forward to connecting with each of you in the days and months to come.
But now, I would like to share with you a brief video I shot of a presentation I gave concerning how self-awareness can be used to strengthen the body and mind… Continue
Added by Benjamin Luskin on September 8, 2010 at 4:21pm —
Kubler-Ross Grief Cycle
Just as many others have tried to understand the "why me?" factor in this chronic, incomprehensible and completely discombobulated world of brain injury, so too, have I.
After asking nurses, doctors, and a Chaplain "why me?" I was often told "just because." They also had different theories about my…
Added by Diane Wise on September 6, 2010 at 10:01pm —
Hey all, my name is Dash Johnson and I am a 21 year old male from Minnesota. Recently I suffered a traumatic brain injury (5.20.2010) I was in my college town and decided to celebrate summer starting by going to a bar with a few friends. The night was a perfect start to the summer just a couple of friends relaxing and having a few drinks, When we finished at the bar we were at my two friends decided to walk to the casino downtown while I decided to skip the casino and walk home. When I was… Continue
Added by Dash Johnson on September 3, 2010 at 1:00pm —
Tomorrow is a big day for me. HUGE
, as I return to work. It is big for me for several reasons.
1. It is going to allow myself to regain a sense of "worth". Something I've been missing for quite sometime.
2. I will also be re-claiming a position that I've worked very hard to get. If, I choose to leave, a very real possibility, I will be leaving on my terms.
3. Returning will also allow me to confirm or deny feelings I had before I took medical leave.… Continue
Added by Tom on September 1, 2010 at 7:30am —