A Journey Living With A TBI Injury

Over thirty years ago I Obtain a TBI injury I was comatose for a month and I have to learn everything all over, talk- walk, etc



I suffered a brain injury 30 years ago because of that I spent two months in the hospital to gain my mobility, my mind, my speech, and all that a normal person can do in a regular routine plus. I spent another month in rehabilitation to go home.

I have discharged and released to my mom after that I was walking stick and my speech was a little confused. In other words, I was a total mess. I was not able to do any rehabilitation for one year. In the medical industry, someone who just comes up with a (TBI) comatose cannot recover
without any medical assistance.

I didn’t have any help furthermore, after one year, I moved from New York to Florida where the weather is always warm. After came to Florida my rehabilitation started after 3 months. The doctors in Florida said that one year has passed without any medical treatment. So, it is difficult to gain your 100% because so much time has passed.

Today 2021, I don’t believe what they say cause, I myself speak on the (TBI) subject and I have a personal opinion on this subject.



What is traumatic brain injury (TBI)?

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a sudden injury that causes damage to the brain. It may happen when there is a blow, bump, or jolt to the head. This is a closed head injury. A TBI can also happen when an object penetrates the skull. This is a penetrating injury.

Symptoms of a TBI can be mild, moderate, or severe. Concussions are a type of mild TBI. The effects of a concussion can sometimes be serious, but most people completely recover in time. More severe TBI can lead to serious physical and psychological symptoms, coma, and even death.



How can I help someone with TBI?
Some general tips on how to care for a TBI include:
  • Rest, rest, rest, and rest some more!
  • Keep prevention in mind.
  • Check with your doctor first before resuming regular activity.
  • Avoid alcohol and smoking.
  • Keep a diary of daily activities.
  • Discuss any and all medication with your doctor.
  • Use rehab if possible.
Does TBI qualify for disability?
disability applicant with lasting physical and mental difficulties from a severe TBI may be eligible for Social Security disability benefits. If you’ve suffered a traumatic brain injury that prevents you from working, you may be eligible for Social Security disability benefits.
How do I talk to a TBI recovery patient?
Helping a Brain Injury Patient Communicate
  • Be sure they can see your face when you speak.
  • Stand about 2 to 5 feet away from them.
  • Make sure they are in a comfortable position, such as sitting down.
  • Reduce distractions such as noise from televisions or radios.
  • Make sure to get their attention before you start talking.
  • Speak slowly, simply, and clearly.
Can TBI patients fully recover?
Many people with a severe TBI regain consciousness; however, recovery is a long process and it involves several stages. People with disorders of consciousness that last several months after a severe TBI can still have meaningful recoveries.
How long do TBI patients live?
Despite initial hospitalization and inpatient rehabilitation services, about 50% of people with TBI will experience a further decline in their daily lives or die within 5 years of their injury. Some of the health consequences of TBI can be prevented or reduced.
Is TBI permanent?
The effects of moderate to severe TBI can be long-lasting or even permanent. While recovery and rehabilitation are possible, most people with moderate to severe TBI face life challenges that will require them to adapt and adjust to a new reality.