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Old 11-30-2012, 10:25 AM #1
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10/10/2011 was a day that changed my life. I tripped over a broom someone placed across a door to hold it open. I landed on my head. The accident resulted in a triple fusion in my neck and a fusion of my lower back that was fractured at l5-s1. The pain from these surgeries continue but my mind, God, my mind is the most difficult to handle. I am soooooo sad. So tired of not being "me". So tired of crying. So tired of feeling dependent.
I was a very successful insurance lady. Now I forget what I'm doing, loose things, kinda live in a daze. Tell me it will get better or what to do. You feel so alone.
What should I expect from the medical community. I feel like I have just been left to flounder. I went to a neurologist and he had me go through tests and announced I didn't have brain damage. If that's true then why am I like this? He said its just a concussion. Just a concussion? What does that mean?
I just found this site. Maybe I can learn what to do. Grasping!
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Old 11-30-2012, 11:22 AM #2
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Welcome. You will find supporting and caring folks here. I see you found the TBI/PCS forum, I commented further there.
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What Happened: On November 29, 2010, I was walking across the street and was hit by a light rail commuter train. Result was a severe traumatic brain injury and multiple fractures (skull, pelvis, ribs). Total hospital stay was two months, one in ICU followed by an additional month in neuro-rehab. Upon hospital discharge, neurological testing revealed deficits in short term memory, executive functioning, and spatial recognition.

Today: Neuropsychological examination five months post-accident indicated a return to normal cognitive functioning, and I returned to work approximately 6 months after the accident. I am grateful to be alive and am looking forward to enjoying the rest of my life.
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Delaine,

It is great to have you come and be with us. You will fine a great number of dear friends to listen when you are in need of ears. Please, just let us know how we can help you out. You will find out we are supportive and relaxing place.

Looks like you have been traveling around so have fun. As I said there is a large group of friends all around.

Please keep us up to date on your condition. Again welcome, looking forward to seeing you around. My thoughts and prayers are with you.


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Smile Hello Delaine!

Welcome to NT!

You've found a great place for support and understanding!
Please make yourself right at home and feel free to look through the forums and post anywhere you feel inclined. There's alot of good information here at NT, and lots of caring people.

I see you've been finding your way around just fine
I hope you can get some answers very very soon!
It's great to have you!

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So sorry for what happened to you. Please be welcomed into Neuro Talk. People here really do care. Seek the spinal forum too for more information. Also a concusion is serious, and does take awhile to heal. Your doctor should have a bit more understanding about that. Didn't your Neurologist address that as much as the spinal fusions? I am fused C3-7. I do know how depressed you can get, and how alone you can feel when you loose all that you were, or had. Getting back to feeling a bit more normal is going to take some time. My surgery was two years ago. I am just now really doing a bit better. I am glad you found this site. You won't be alone. Depression is caused by injury, and can also be treated. Private message me anytime and I can try to help. I go to a physiatrist, combination of pain specialist, and a doc. who treats at a cellular level. Holidays are tough in the best of circumstances. Keep connected here, and you will make some new friends. Do one small nice thing just for yourself. Eat a piece of chocolate, read a good book, see a fab. movie like Life of Pi. This helps depression. Please talk to your doctor and if need be find another doctor who can help with the concusion and the depression. You will be in my thoughts and prayers. ginnie
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