Survivor Stories

21
Aug
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Research a Lot of Things

Q1: Has your life been touched by a Traumatic Brain Injury?

Yes

Q2: How have you been touched by a Traumatic Brain Injury?

Survivor

Q3: Summary – the cause – the injury – today’s quality of life?

Car accident 2012. Two skull fracturs and two brain bleeds. In a come for one week. My quality of life is very good today, I take naps when I need to and try to avoid distractions when completing tasks.

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21
Aug
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NO PAIN—-NO GAIN!!!!

Q1: Has your life been touched by a Traumatic Brain Injury?

Yes

Q2: How have you been touched by a Traumatic Brain Injury? Survivor

Q3: Summary – the cause – the injury – today’s quality of life?

I slipped on a very large sheet of ice on the north slope of Mnt. Antero (Colorado) on April 27, 1969. I lost my ice axe and slid, head 1st and on my stomach 800 to a 1000 feet hitting my head and chest on several big rocks on the way down. (more…)

21
Aug
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motor cycle accident

Q1: Has your life been touched by a Traumatic Brain Injury?

Yes

Q2: How have you been touched by a Traumatic Brain Injury?

Survivor

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21
Aug
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I know you can’t, but you’re going to anyway


Q1: Has your life been touched by a Traumatic Brain Injury?

Yes

Q2: How have you been touched by a Traumatic Brain Injury?

Survivor

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21
Aug
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Believe in yourself

Q1: Has your life been touched by a Traumatic Brain Injury?

Yes

Q2: How have you been touched by a Traumatic Brain Injury?

Survivor

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21
Aug
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A notion of recovery

Q1: Has your life been touched by a Traumatic Brain Injury?

Yes

Q2: How have you been touched by a Traumatic Brain Injury?

Survivor

Q3: Summary – the cause – the injury – today’s quality of life?

Motorcycle accident 1995 in Arizona

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28
Apr
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Still Recovering, it’s a long journey

Summary – the cause – the injury – today’s quality of life?

I fell down the steps at home on 24.11.12 and suffered a fractured skull and acute subdural hematoma. Craniotomy to evacuate this and on ICU in a coma for 2 weeks. Eventually came round and moved to neuro ward. Discharged in time to spend Christmas at home. Regular

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21
Apr
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It’s a long road

Summary – the cause – the injury – today’s quality of life?

Car crash. Closed head injury, diffuse. Quality of life getting better.

Please share your experience at the time you became aware of the injury?

I was told by a psychologist I probably had a brain injury and diagnosed a few months later. Found it unbelievable but followed rehab instructions. (more…)

07
Apr
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Do NOT to under estimate your injury

Summary – the cause – the injury – today’s quality of life?

I was a 38-year-old VP of sales for a Fortune 500 company; we were on a Top Performers incentive trip in Costa Rica. We were taken on a team-building event, ATV ride in the mountains. I’ve been told a rider in front of me stopped around a bend and I ran into the back of his atv, flying off head first into a cliff …I then landed in a 5 foot hole and the atv I was driving came and landed on me. My only memory is waking up in the hospital wondering why people from work were in my hotel room? I was then told

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24
Feb
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“Still am living with parents”

Summary – the cause – the injury – today’s quality of life?

Too long to describe it here but car accident 1996 was 28, in coma 40 days, 3 on Glasgow coma scale fragmented memory loss no short term. Was able to obtain my MA in rehab counseling in 2007, Still am living with parents….am disabled physically, left side does not work properly, was in hospital 100 days and did therapy off and on for years. Was in wheel chair, used quad cane, straight cane, on tons of medication and had a Baclofen pump implanted in abdomen, but was able it get rid of it. but still limp and very sick physically so quality of life got way better now has gone bad again…trying to come back Again

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