Neil tries to regain simple tasks with the aid of his family.
Hey its me again (savannah) and it is March 23, 2011, how are you doing since your video, any better? as for myself I am doing very well I have my own place now and a dog who keeps me company (her name is Roxy) :) I hope you are doing very good as well, let me know how you are doing email me at firstname.lastname@example.org anytime, looking forward from hearing from you. Take Care.
which side of his brain was injured?
Hi l am savannah also had an TBI injury l was on a 3 wheeler ATV accoma for a good while and in the hospital for 3 months 1 day my accident occured May 29,2006 it will be 4 years this month lve been through alot but have came far and have learned so much from it you can get at me if you like at email@example.com
Hi lm Savannah l also had TBI but not in a car it was on an ATV (3 wheeler motorcycle) back in 2006 if you would like to talk you can reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org
JULY 12th 1991 i began Life with TBI I can't describe the feeling of hopelessness i felt back then.I will say that there is life TBI.
Don't Quit Before The Miricle Happens
Today is Tuesday May 11th i'm getting ready to go spend some time with my brother this morning. I'm always excited to see what he learns in physical therapy. Over the weekend my brother learned to smile & i posted a recent picture on my MTV profile. My e-mail is Diamondeyesz@aol.com lets chat!
Hello i was 19 when my accident happened. July 12th will be 19 years of my life with TBI. Life does get better it may take a bit of time
Hang in there it will get better
hey It does get better the dr's told my parents the same thing I'd never walk, talk, grad. h.s., drive a car, or go to college I'm doing it all! So as long as you have the will don't let anything hold you back!
HEY Amber I've also suffered a brain injury 12 years ago email me at email@example.com
Brainstorming4us.com is a great website with a great support group from southern california attached. My aunt started this website and support group after my uncle got in a motorcylce accident on his way to Sturgis and ended up with severe TBI. There are survivor stories on the page, there's contact info to talk to my aunt. She can help people get in touch with other survivors and their families if anyone needs it. She also puts together "brain bags" that have lots of helpful information in them, she ships them out as well. She's trying to get them into as many trauma hospitals as possible to help out families who are or may go through this trying time.
HEY Alicia I suffered a TBI 12 years ago just be there for him and give him positive feed back, my parents talked to me gave me updates and stuff of what was going on aroudn school dnd life. So tell him you love him and want him tto come home but its a long recovery process after that too! If you wanna talk about u can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org take care
You can do it Lexy famliy helped me with everything I was going through so if your famliy is behind you more power to you! You can email me at email@example.com if you wanna talk ok
I did the walk 2 years ago. Last year I was taking my NBCOT boards exam and couldn't go. I am wanting to come this year, hopefully I will make it! Weird to meet you on here, it's a small world. =)
Hi Alicia I wanted to let you know that from my experience the doctors told my family I wouldn't talk, walk or ever be normal again..I didn't speak at all for about 3-4weeks and when I did it was really low, my muscles were very weak from laying in bed all the time but physical therapy helped me alot as well as speech. SO please don't give up hope the doctors will say only time will tell because it's true. He be home soon be patient.
http://www.brainline.org/function_pages/results.php Good info at this site.
For associations in each state, go to here: http://www.biausa.org/stateoffices.htm I belonged to the one in Montana when we lived there. Haven't looked for a group in ID as I haven't had time. I raise registered Saanen dairy goats to keep me sane and busy. :D
AliciaSYoung, I am sorry to hear of your brother's accident. You need to join this group: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/TheOrangeGrove/ We are a caring group that will support you thru this trial. We don't have all the answers, but usually someone can direct you to some help. I would suggest that you go to the 2 above links and start learning about TBI's. You need to become strong for your brother. While he may progress to great lengths like Matt below, he won't be the same....TBI's are life changing.
My husband had 2 TBI's that occurred 45 hrs apart in Aug 96. Life changed dramatically in that instant. What the medical community knows now about TBI's, they didn't know back in 1996. Talk with the nurse case manager to see where a good Rehab center is in your state or even out of state. Go to the BIAA assoc for your state and ask them which is a good Rehab center. A good rehab facility is key to recovery.
My husband was 56 (I was 45) when his accidents occurred. Even at that age, Rehab felt he could make something with his life and put great effort in bringing him back. He learned to make Western Saddles and other leather items. Unfortunately, a pain specialist (for constant headaches) was not a good doctor and set him back by using a narcotic pain patch. Last year was a BAD year and after talking with Montana's Worker's Comp, a neuropsychologist was found that took our case. After many tests over a couple days, it was discovered that my husband's headaches are phantom headaches.....real to him but not physical. He should have never been on the narcotic pain patch in the first place. So he was placed in a rehab unit, a couple hrs away, for a month in Jan 2010, weaned off all narcotics and then had his TBI meds tweaked. He is doing much better, but at 70, won't get back what he lost in physical strength and mental capacity. At least his headaches are gone! Maybe this summer he can enjoy going fishing.
Life goes on.
Thank you MTV for making the world aware of what so many of us are going through. My son Tommy , the kid who was always there for everyone, no drugs, no alcohol just always high on life. One down fall he loved the "fast and furious " lifestyle ,and at 17 saw no fear.Sadly he hit a tree at 80 miles/hr on oct.15,2006. He was medi vac'd to lehigh valley hosp. Dr's said he would never make it, but he did.He hasnt progressed as well as Neil yet, physically he has no problems ,his brain is still working on telling his body what to do,but every day is another step forward.Tommy is home where we all do whatever we can to make his life normal as possible, unfortunately for the first 2 years we counted on rehab. facilities in our area ,that continuosly told me he cant do this and that.Great News -last month his neurologist said he saw first hand Tommy knows what we are saying to him and can follow some directions. So I just want to say to everyone out there never give up hope , try to always stay positive no matter what others are telling you,talk to your loved one with TBI ,encourage them. And once again thank you MTV for showing us we are not alone in this and making the public more aware of the struggles of TBI.As soon as the full version of this true life episode is on the internet I am going to play it for Tommy , what an inspiration Neil will be for him.
after watching last nights episode it brings back memories from spending months sitting in the ICU and rehab facilities. My brother suffered TBI and a stroke and is still slowly recovering. I hope many people realize how TBI affects the person in many ways and the family as well.Its a life changing incident and it breaks your heart to see your loved one go thrugh it. esp when none of their friends come around . you feel a sense of helplessness. i have been trying to find some support groups for me my family and my brother. if anyone knows of anyone please let me know. it has been 3 1/2 yrs and my bro is still wheelchair bound and is still learning how to stand up walk talk and other daily life activities.
Hi my name is Amber, I had a TBI in 07 from a car accident. I just would like someone to talk to that has went though the same experience. I will get back on here so comment back, and then maybe we could just start emailing each other. I would love to know someone who is like me!
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this is a really powerful thing...especially after going through that exact same experience.
i had a severe traumatic brain injury cause by a car accident. we slammed into a street light at 95 mph and the roof of the car imploded on my skull at 900lbs per sq. in
my right eye had been bloodied over and couldn't see, i crushed the entire left side of my head and damaged my parietal lobe and frontal lobe to the point where i was brain dead. i was given a less than one percent chance of living that night, but i somehow did it. i wasn't supposed to recover, but it happened anyways...i wasn't a good person. i partied too much and didn't care about anybody but myself. i have a completely different perspective on everything now...having gone through everything they have and living in bakersfield in an inpatient facility called CNS (center for neuro skills), i really appreciate everything about life...my heart goes out to these young men..i don't know why god saved me, but i thank him every day for it. why not one of them?
if there's anybody else out there who had a brain injury and wants to be facebook friends, but name is Nick Nevarez and email is corvettenck@yahoo i hope to talk to you soon!