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10/31/19 12:38 A

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Don't let your deficits frighten you too much. We all just have to learn to accept and work with keeping our post brain injuries under control so they don't stop us from doing the things we can still do. Brain injuries often don't lower our IQ greatly, but the speech, motor, vision and balance problem we may have can have an impact on individual self image.

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10/10/19 2:54 P

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thanks for sharing. more from me later.

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happy day all, enjoy the day. be the best you can be.
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My first TBI was on Halloween of '91 (severe - 28 days in coma and 6 mos in step down) and my second was on Memorial Day of '93 (May 8 complete with boy scouts on the way to the Jamboree stopping by to start start the rescue and 9 yrs after the day my father died - mild ... meaning I walked out of the hospital with a sacro-illiac subluxation after I came to in the MRI). I also have left sided paresis so I tend to fall more than normal and I have had to learn to ask people to let me get up on my own since I have balance (vestibular, so brain related and permanent) issues and help often isn't helpful in my case. I also have a permanent visual alignment problem that I had to learn to adapt too. I have seemingly more problems in low light since I am using visual corrections for my vestibular dysfunction. It is still major improvement from how it was when I first came out of my coma. I also have a fairly frequent choke problem I have had to learn to deal with. I guess it was easier for me to accept a lot of the stuff that happened since I had seen a number of animals that had had to learn to cope with somewhat similar problems. My dog (now deceased - many years post TBI) had to deal with a number of problems including visual deficits and balance problem several years before my first brain injury.

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10/5/19 1:06 P

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hello, i am suzi. had a TBI about 15 years ago. i walk, but not independently, i need assistance. i am paralyzed on my left side. would love to hear from those in a similar disabled state.



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happy day all, enjoy the day. be the best you can be.
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