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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

 

MY STORY

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.

About

TBI

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.

Faq

TBI FAQ

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.