Overwhelmed

01
Sep

 

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

Yes

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

Caregiver

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

Motor vehicle accident with TBI and left side parilization. Five years post injury with plateau of development.

Q4: Please share your experience at the time you became aware of the injury?

Fear, helplessness, overwhelmed.

Q5: Tell about the experience immediately after the injury. Surgery? Coma?

Coma for 7 months.

Q6: Tell us about the hospital stay after the survivor was no longer in a comaImmediately transfer from rehab facility because not meeting criteria. Moved to extended nursing facility until

emergence.

Q7: Tell us about the time in rehabilitation?

Rehab brief due to not meeting criteria.

Q8: Tell us about coming home!

Removed from care facility as soon as awareness of surroundings to home.

Q9: “Please type some single words that describe how TBI has touched your life. For example: Frightened, confused, sad, etc. Enter as many or as few words as you like. Separate each word with a comma”

Overwhelmed, exhausted, thankful, angry, and see no foreseeable end.

Q10: What year did the injury happen?

2009

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Q11: Tell us about life today?

Completely overwhelmed. Little to no help available, no understanding from family or friends.

Q12: What do you want to tell others going through the same process? Treatments, understandings and actions that made a difference?

Accept it for what it is. Delusion is not helpful to the survivor or caregiver. The survivor may never get better than what you have today and that’s okay.

Q14: This information will be used to provide hope for others touched by TBI. Please indicate your permission to post your story on our blog and web site? Your name or email address will not be used with the posting.

Yes, you have permission to post my input

 

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