Traumatic Brain Injury Basics

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hi rob here had brain injury 35 years ago I get withdrawn and suffer bad depression worst thing for me is people don't understand and that include's family and friends they think I'm looking for attention god has been my friend through the lonely years and saved my life god bless all
Hi I am 22 years, old and my 25 year old brother (now 26) was hit by a speeding cab in February 2012 and suffers from a severe TBI. Over a year later he is onto his 4th hospital, has said a few words, but is still unable to really talk, walk or eat on his own. He has always been able to recognize his family, for example if we say point to Katie he will, or if I write a date he will point to me knowing it's my birthday. But he keeps getting seizures, which I know he will be prone to the rest of his life. The seizures keep setting him back, he'll take weeks to recover and each time he looses all the progress he has made. If anyone has some insight, experience, support, please email me at My brother is my best friend in the world and I am trying to help him in any way possible.
My 12 year old son had a severe TBI, the day before school ended in 2012. He was hit in the head when he was up at bat. We were told if he didn't have his helmet he wouldn't be with us today. We are going on 10 months now and he has short term memory loss, unable to understand sentences that he never had a problem with. He has constant eye pressure and headaches. He was such a popular boy and now none of his friends are around for him any more. It is so hard to see him so depressed, frustrated. It would be great if there were support groups for my son as well as for parents.
i was 3 when my first brain injury happened i was bit on the head by a pitbull/rotrieler and i was coherant the whole time but his teeth did puncture my brain plus an artury in my neck i had a drain tube in my head for two weeks...then when i was thirteen i jumped a BMX bike and my head was the first thing the slammed into the ground and it slammed into the only rock in the landing i felt woozy but coherant the whole time but after that i changed my personality my anger everything its gotten alot better but i am currently trying to work on patience and listening skills im trying to look pass all the lies ive told be the a honest person bby accepting whats happend to me and yea im slowwer then others butim no weaker and i knw i can conquer anything i put my mind to well atleast try
My son was in a MVA a week before his 18th birthday. He went over a bridge about 15 ft high. He was ejected through the window and layed in cold running creek water on a cold night in March of 2009 with our pickup truck on top of him. He layed that way for 2 hrs before he was found. He shattered his neck tore alot of scalp off. He know has c4-c7 cervical fusion and is in constant pain. I was told if he lived that he would be a quad on a ventilator. He is not due to the cold water keeping the swelling down. He did in exchange almost die of hypothermia. He said he only felt cold water on the back of his head (was paralyzed from neck down). He eventually got everything back. Still has neuropathy in his hands. he was never mentally the same and one day told me he time travels to another world with"them" and they left him and he just wants to come home. He was sitting at my kitchen table at the time. Had periods of delusions and was hospitalized twice. last time he got aggressive.. He is like a stranger in my house. Has short term memory problems, organizational issues, age regresses when I have to correct as I would a 5yr old (he's 22)and acts and talks inappropriately. My daughter is now 19 and she "misses her brother". She told me she disowns him. Can't get past the acceptance stage. I need to get him help and don't know where to turn. He spends every day in the house and has no friends anymore. Was a very popular kid who every one loved to be around. He is depressed and has no motivation to do anything. He sees evryone else carrying on with life and he's going nowhere. He should be graduating College yhis May. I want him to not feel inferior and do something with his life...even if it's just to volunteer. He is on Social Security and has no concept of money. He can never lve on his own and I worry what will happen when we aren't here anymore. He isn't stupid ..just has processing problems. Thinking some kind of cognitive therapy is in order
My 85 year old husband fell down our steps. He was on blood thinners and his entire brain was covered in blood. The hospital told me that he would not survive. This happened on 11/24/2012 he has been in six acute centers and is slowly getting better. He is scheduled to go to a sub-acute but he is in a stage where he is confused and gets very angry. He has slapped PT and nurses. Before he was gentle and had never laid a hand on a woman.will this stop as his brain heals more or is there any way to deal with it. The neurologist said that his brain should be healed in 6 months and she expects a total recovery. I just don\'t know how to help him now.
I was 3 when my birth mother threw me into a protruded corner of her apartment, which split my head open above my eyebrow, I am now 32 and have fire running down the left side of my face, my scar (which is a hole in my head covered with skin) is always sore, and I wake wth blood on my pillow and often when coming out of the shower I seee blood running out of my nose. I have intense pressure in my left had side of my skull the side the injury almost 3 decades ago happened. No doctor can explain or takes the time to help me with this. Would a neurologist me able to tell me whether there is further injuries happening because of the growth from the injury happening? I am so unsure of what or where to go for help. I have had an MRI to see if there were any tumors, but no. I am slowly forgetting things too, I am extremely educated, and have a demanding job, but my concentration is everywhere else.
I am new to this, my husband suffered a serious TBI during a motorcycle accident this last summer, while the doctors said we shouldn't be concerned with long-term brain injury, I suspect they were more concerned with motor-skills and not the personality changes which cannot be seen on a CT scan or x-ray. Why do doctors not discuss this? Why do I feel like I am doing my own research where there are so many with this issue? Thanks for listening, even for just a moment.
Neurofeedback can have a substantial impact for those with TBI. Check out EEGinfo.
I was hit by a car in 1961 and was told by my doctor that I wasn't going to remember my parents at the time. Then during my school years I had such a difficult time with school work that I would try so hard to memorize every word just so I would pass my test. Even now it's very hard to get out into words what I want to say. I have always used my looks to get where I needed to be . Now I'm realizing that maybe this is all due to my head injury . I have a difficult time staying focus. Can't remember what I have read most of time, can't carry conversations with groups of people, never received my high school diploma . I tried to take a GED test and failed. I did see a neurologist and was tested, did have low test scores. There was no follow ups due to no coverage. That was six years ago. I have been reading up on TBI , wow! I never really gave this a thought. I always thought maybe I did have a learning disability...and yes it can happen. My thinking is very different that's for sure. Now that I'm getting older I'm noticing cognitive problems, memory, can't get words out right, It's hard now a days to get help. So now I'm thinging on applying for disability and that I have to prove to them That I have TBI . That maybe difficult.
I am going through a TBI now with my fiancee. On October 12, 2012 he fell down 16 steps at our home and has had 2 surgeries the first 12 hours for bleeding on the brain. I am researching anything I can find on this horrific accident. He has only squeezed my hand a couple of times and the nurse once on command. He can move his left side, when he wants to, does move his right arm, leg and toes. He yawns, stretches and has been removed from the vent only has a teach. I have not left him and do not plan on doing so and I keep talking to him. Can anyone give me a time frame on this? I am not sorry, I miss him.
My wife and I was shopping at Costco's when 4 washing machines fell 2 of which fell from around 30 feet from the highest wrecking, where 8 washing machines was stacked and overhanging. She was hit by the falling machines and thrown 10 feet away out of my arms with blood coming out of her mouth, I thought that was the end of my life, I ran to comfort her but she had no reactions for a short time and finally open her eyes but could not say nothing. She fractured 3 vertebrae’s and bruises to her head and chest. I believe that she has TBI but the defendant’s expert witnesses say that she has dementia rather than the cause of the accident. The NHS failed to recognise that my wife had received a brain injury even though she had bruises to her head. My wife was not offered any rehabilitation in 2003 at the time of the accident, she was offered rehab in 2006, by then I did not trust the NHS any longer to put my wife in their hands. Till today my wife still has not received her compensation for her injuries and the cost of surviving in society. It is disgraceful that consultants and expert witnesses work in the interests of insurance companies, and may I add corrupt legal and judicial system protects the huge corporations that run our society. Pleading to our MP Andy Love to resolve our problems releasing my wives compensation to survive.
Was just doing research on concussions and found this. My daughter was an athlete and had numerous concussions during her college career. After one last hit her senior, she was sent to a specialist and he stopped her from playing. She had already suffered considerable damage. It is 12 years later and she has constant problems - headaches, not thinking clearly, etc. She recently had mutiple stresses in her life and went into deep depression. She is now in therapy for the depression and in rehab for the TBI's she received. She has been successful but her job now is at risk as she has not been able to return 100% to her job. I am frightened as to what her future holds - does it ever get better or is this going to be something that will continually get worse. She is in her early 30's and has so much life to lead.
In 1979 I was shot through the frontal part of my head by a 22 pistol. I was in the hospital for a while. Now at 42 I am dealing with issues along with nerves not being numb anymore. I try my best at dealing with them but could use some help.
My son who is now 21 had an accident on a quad this past october and was left with t.b.i., broken back and neck, unable to speak or walk. I don't know where to go for guidance or help. If anyone can guide me or send me info on anything please contact me at God Bless!
when I was a young teenager,i remember not feeling well,next thing I knew,I could not recognize objects around,I found it extremely stressful not being able to put a name to objects and what there purpose was,within a few hours, my condition returned to normal,to this day I don't know what caused it,virus?
I fell down the steps of my mother\'s basement when going after her cat. I fell on my right side and bruised the left side of my brain from the impact. I stayed in the hospital for 50 days and am now home learning how to live again. I have long and short term memory loss. I recognize people I have known all my life but I have to ask their name. My family has to repeat everything over and over. Some of it sticks with me but most of it does not. Even though I recognize objects and people, I cannot always call them by name which is frustrating. I get my words mixed up. I am in pain with daily headaches, dizziness, gait and confusion. I know who I used to be and feel like I am trapped inside of someone else\'s body as my head feels like it is sitting next to me instead of sitting on my neck. I am thankful to God and feel I have some sort of purpose but cannot imagine what it could be at this moment in my life as I do not feel like doing anything. My wife is typing this for me as there is no way I could begin to pick out the correct keys to type this. I hope one day I will be able to come back to this page with a better story but at this time, I am going through alot. Good luck to all suffering with this. Thanks to my family as I feel like I have a great support system which is the reason I am doing so well.
i had a tbi from an accident in 08. this past july i had surgery for a tumor in my right parietal lobe. i have had extensive theerapy these 3 years, and want to know if this tumor is relevant to the tbi. it was not discovered until 3/08 and the craniotomy showed a bloody mass when removed???? no cancer in the pathology, thank god.
I had a TBI in 1997 after being hit by a car. Thank god I am not paralyzed. five brain cells died.I lost about forty percent use of my right side because the injury was on the left side of the brain. I cannot recognize a quarter if it was put into my hand if i did not look at it. I get dizzy when standing at times. I still drive a car with no problem, but I had to give up my job as a bread delivery driver. I still can lift my younger grand children up. I visit a neurologist every four months. I read about new ways to get brain cells back, but they are not realistic. Life still goes on and I enjoy it, especially when I see how close I came to being fully impaired.
thank you for helping me i was learning about it and this helped alot thank you
My husband went into sudden cardiac arrest one night. I did CPR for 20 minutes before EMS showed up. He later had a heart attack while being wheeled into the emergency room....He has no reccolection of the two weeks prior to heart attack or about two weeks after. This was 2 years ago. His personality changed so drastically. He became engulfed in TV and spent money wildly. He poured himself into religion and began to holler at me all the time. He was very forgetful. This was NOT the man I knew. A therapist I know casually mentioned TBI to me ands said his symptoms were typical but nowhere can I find information on how to convince him that something is not right....
For my TBI and my young nephew's TBI the best thing I did to correct the symptoms was Brain State Technology. It helped on all levels of problems (such as PTSD and memory and speech and writing) I had for 6 yrs. My nephew has it from a fall for 11 years and is now recovering. Also Atlas Evolution was another technique for migraines and headaches for both of session and they were gone after years of suffering. Also The Results System for transposed brain symptoms with Rick Seivertson over the phone. There is help beyond doctors that works and is not so expensive and fast. I even got rid of a seizure disorder I had for 42 years and dropped meds I took all that time doing Brain State Tech. Please don't give up as there are answers out there and you just have to ask life to direct you as I did. Often I felt like it would never end. Then I would find the right treatment and feel like the miracle wonder that I healed so fast and easily. Hope this helps in your journey to recovery. I wish you all the best.
I have a history of remote head injuries and in 2008 after i fall, it was discover, that I had a tumor in the front of my brain.During my ordeal my Service was allow3ed to stay with me.Please, check out my story. My dog, Henry Miller died with me at his sided on march 26,2010; He died eleven months after my operation that took place on 4/3/2009. There is another story which is called "Inner Circle". For this story, please go to I hope whoever read fhese, I say enjoy. Now I have adopted another dog who will under go training to become a true Service dog. Manish Aghi is a 14 month puppy who was named after my doctor. Manish Aghi. Thank You. Anaperla. " The Healing Power of Pets" found at
I have had multiple catistrophic dirt bike crashes and at the time I was to proud and macho to take the time to go to the er. One of the crashes was so bad I broke my helmet. I am married now and I suffer from NON-stop headaches, Chronic insomnia and as tough as i think I am, I feel the wrecks are taking a toll on me mentally. I no longer enjoy things i used to love. I am consumed by pain and frustration because I have been to over a dozen doctors. Most are idiots and just think I\'m depressed so they push anti-depressants on me. I gave them a try, and I do mean all, but the side affects of those meds tend to aggrivate the problems I\'m trying to fix. If you are a young man and are reading this don\'t always feel like you have to rise to the challenge. I loved the rush I got when I climbed a monster hill or mad a huge jump, but because i chased that rush i now am suffering the consquences. My married life, my work and simply my state of mind are all a mess due to the battle I fight daily. If someone calls you a wuss or a chicken for not wanting to try something dangerous that is not up to your skill level, WALK away! If i could go back and change anything in my life it would be those collisons with mother earth that I so vividly remember even though they were over 6 years ago. All I do is pray for Gos to relieve me of the misery I am in. I believe he will heal me of my alligments in his time. Lord knows these doctors don\'t have a clue about how to help. Just remember this, whatever mountain or hill challenges you, that challenge will still be there if your instincts tell you your not ready. I made the mistake of ignorning those God given instincts. With age and counsel from God comes wisdom!!
I found this information to be very interesting. I've had two brain hemorrhages.
Thank you! I am in high school in biology 30 and I am trying to learn more and study about the brain and what can happen and this really helped!! I LOVE these kinds of websites! :)
thank u 4 the tbi info it was very helpful. my cuzn had a tbi. he is much better thank GOD for JESUS' wounds. praise the LORD...
its useful for my project work as am a audiologist
Thanks, even us stroke people can learn from your info. Gary Schaaf Huber Heights, Ohio 45424