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Old 02-24-2008, 08:59 PM   #1
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Hello. I've been reading this board for weeks now, and first, I want to thank all those on the PCS/TBI board that take the time to share their stories. It's very comforting to know we are not alone.

My injury occurred Nov 28/07, when I fell on the cold sidewalk up here in Canada, after a work event (and too much wine), and knocked myself out. An ambulance took me away to a Trauma Unit for a couple of CT scans (a small hematoma resolved on its own) and to a hospital bed for 3 days observation.
My worst symptoms came a few days later at home, including headache, dizziness, irritability, some initial vision issues, ringing in the ears and trouble concentrating. Also my sciatic nerve went bizerk for a few days, but that resolved. I spent weeks in bed regardless, 5 weeks off work, etc.

My biggest things now (3 months out) are dizziness (which is not really being dizzy but having a balance sensation that's disturbing), ringing in the ears, some headaches, sensitivity to excessive noise/light and inability to exercise or handle any stress (physical or otherwise). I'd have to admit I'm somewhat depressed, anxious and irritable.

I'm working with a physiotherapist now to find my baseline and try to get my activity level up. I miss my daily workouts and volleyball terribly, and I'm tired of my husband having to do everything, including household and childcare things. I'm back to work but only part-time, and I'm struggling with it.

My GP, though caring, doesn't seem to offer much help. I'm reading all threads to research other things to try. Thanks to all for putting up links, books and other possible places for answers.

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Old 02-25-2008, 06:50 AM   #2
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Hi Marg and welcome to NeuroTalk. I'm sorry you are having to go through all this and I hope your outcome improves rapidly. You have obviously located our TBI forum. Hollar if you need anymore help.
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Old 02-25-2008, 07:02 AM   #3
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Hello and Welcome to Neurotalk,You will find many great people here. If you need anything just ask - I will try and help you if I can
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Hi Marg and Welcome to NeuroTalk. Glad to have you with us. Make yourself at home and I do hope things get better for you soon. take care.
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Hello and welcome to NeuroTalk. Great to see you have come to be with us. Looking forward to seeing you around.

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Old 08-01-2008, 08:38 AM   #6
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Hello. I've been reading this board for weeks now, and first, I want to thank all those on the PCS/TBI board that take the time to share their stories. It's very comforting to know we are not alone.

My injury occurred Nov 28/07, when I fell on the cold sidewalk up here in Canada, after a work event (and too much wine), and knocked myself out. An ambulance took me away to a Trauma Unit for a couple of CT scans (a small hematoma resolved on its own) and to a hospital bed for 3 days observation.
My worst symptoms came a few days later at home, including headache, dizziness, irritability, some initial vision issues, ringing in the ears and trouble concentrating. Also my sciatic nerve went bizerk for a few days, but that resolved. I spent weeks in bed regardless, 5 weeks off work, etc.

My biggest things now (3 months out) are dizziness (which is not really being dizzy but having a balance sensation that's disturbing), ringing in the ears, some headaches, sensitivity to excessive noise/light and inability to exercise or handle any stress (physical or otherwise). I'd have to admit I'm somewhat depressed, anxious and irritable.

I'm working with a physiotherapist now to find my baseline and try to get my activity level up. I miss my daily workouts and volleyball terribly, and I'm tired of my husband having to do everything, including household and childcare things. I'm back to work but only part-time, and I'm struggling with it.

My GP, though caring, doesn't seem to offer much help. I'm reading all threads to research other things to try. Thanks to all for putting up links, books and other possible places for answers.

MargN
hi there my husband has pcs he has had for over a year he too struggles from day to day.He ran his own business but got to the point where he just couldnt function enough to keep it going .I care for him and my disabled son .Do you get much help my husban goes to a rehab centre one day a week for people with brain injury ali
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hello I have pcs and have lost much of my motivation I feel for our youngest daughter because I am not much fun for her at the moment, but I always make an effort to play with her tort her chess over the holidays good work out for me as well.I know these things take time, and it is frustrating

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