BrainLine Talks with Dr. Nathan Zasler About Diagnosis and Care After TBI

Listen to BrainLine's exclusive interview with Dr. Nathan Zasler who talks about diagnosis and care post-TBI.

Posted on BrainLine January 26, 2009.

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I am a 57 yo female who suffered a severe TBI GLASCOW COMA SCORE 6. ICU trauma unit in a level 1trauma hospital. 1) I was not expected to survive. My mom was one of those Mom's that you are talking about. She would not accep bu the fact that I would not survive and be Ok. 2)My family was told if I did live, I would b e paralyzed on my left side...... Thankfully, neither of these happened. I did recover. 19 years later, I am and have been experincing for the last 3-4 years, MAJOR COGNITIVE DECLINE. It has already been determined my medical evidence that I had lost at least 15 IQ points and probably more. My neuosurgeon said I was ready to to return to my old job as a FININANCAL SYSTEMS ANALYST 4 months after the fact. I attempted go return to work 3 times.....and failed for the 1st time in my life. I had no other choice but to apply for SSDI. Declined 2 times. Finally approved. Now, looking back all these years later and listening to you, I am finally accepting the fact that it is not my fault.