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?
- 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?
How do I talk to a TBI recovery patient?
- 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.