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What is Traumatic Brain Injury?

Traumatic brain injury (TBI), a form of acquired brain injury, occurs when a sudden trauma causes damage to the brain. TBI can result when the head suddenly and violently hits an object, or when an object pierces the skull and enters brain tissue.

Traumatic Brain Injury can be classified based on severity, mechanism (closed or penetrating head injury), or other features (e.g., occurring in a specific location or over a widespread area). Head injury usually refers to TBI, but is a broader category because it can involve damage to structures other than the brain, such as the scalp and skull.

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I am really hurting my adult children with my PTSD from my TBI any suggestions?

Started by TheGardener in General Discussions. Last reply by davOD 50 minutes ago. 2 Replies

I was doing really well and making great progress.  I had to have surgery and the anethesia and the pain medicine really messed up my brain again.  And again I did the PTSD thing.  I'm sure everyone…Continue

Tags: children, adult, PTSD

I'll show you mind if you show me yours

Started by Captain a bit slow in General Discussions. Last reply by TheGardener 8 hours ago. 17 Replies

This is not as fun or confronting as it may at first seem. I am a 3 year survivor of a TBI and would like to know other survivors deficiencies and challenges. I'll start with 1. Shuffle walking2.…Continue

Trouble dealing with husband's changed thinking

Started by Running in General Discussions. Last reply by TheGardener 13 hours ago. 3 Replies

Hi.  My husband was clonked on the head by a paddle boarder while swimming almost two years ago.  He never saw a doctor for it and in fact did not tell me about it until I noticed that he was having…Continue

TBI induced Disorders and/or Diseases

Started by Skeezics in General Discussions. Last reply by TheGardener 13 hours ago. 10 Replies

First time posting something to this site.I'm Eric. I had my accident when I was 16 and am now 26About 2 1/2 years after my accident (wondering if anyone else has experienced anything at all similar…Continue

Tags: tbi induced disorder, migraine, epilepsy

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davOD replied to TheGardener's discussion I am really hurting my adult children with my PTSD from my TBI any suggestions?
"Nothing comes to my mind...but let me point out the obvious...Your children are adults and any book…"
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"Can you get to a family counseling session, Gardener? It could help them understand. I often tell…"
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"I have just about all the sypmtoms as all but one part of my brain was damaged.  The symptom I…"
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Here is what I looked like before I hit my head

This is me with no makeup other than lipstick. I look at this photo and think I MISS HER
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"I've been on both sides of this.  My husband is 22 years older than me.  When we…"
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This Week on TBI Support 

1 Does anyone deal with an old brain injury?

Does anyone deal with an old brain injury?

Posted by hopeandfth on March 29, 2014

2 4.30 am

4.30 am

Added by ruby on July 27, 2014

3 I am really hurting my adult children with my PTSD from my TBI  any suggestions?

I am really hurting my adult children with my PTSD from my TBI any suggestions?

Posted by TheGardener on July 29, 2014

4 I'll show you mind if you show me yours

I'll show you mind if you show me yours

Posted by Captain a bit slow on July 19, 2014

5 missing in action

missing in action

Added by ruby on July 27, 2014

 
 
 

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4.30 am

Posted by ruby on July 27, 2014 at 11:51am 2 Comments

well here i am sitting here listening to EL DIVO another sleepless

night.

i feel so lost and lonely, im fed up with being sick , sweating all the time and head the wrong way.

im…

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