Brain Injury Support Group

Traumatic brain injury occurs when a sudden trauma causes brain damage. TBI can result from a closed head injury or a penetrating head injury. Symptoms of a TBI can be mild, moderate, or severe, depending on the extent of the damage to the brain. Outcome can be anything from complete recovery to permanent disability or death. A coma can also affect a child's brain.

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  • featherdov

    My husband, my love, my life

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    My husband has just been diagnosed with anoxic brain damage due to a lack of oxygen in the ambulance on the way to the hospital two weeks ago.  The neurologist specialists say that his brain is so damaged they rate it as 0.  I don't know who to turn to or what to do.  They talk about me putting on a d.n.r.  Then turning off his respirator.  I try to leave it up to God at this point.  He had...
  • tbi1992

    Facebook

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    I survived a TBI in 1992 when I was nine. Nearly 6 years I started a page on Facebook called TBI Support & Awareness. I urge all of you to like it, and join in on the conversations. 
  • Hello, We are a group of occupational therapy students who are interested in understanding the unmet needs of adult informal carers for people with acquired brain injury. We are particularly interested in the support you received or support you may be receiving in relation to your caring role and if you feel you have unmet needs as a carer? We are also interested to hear from carers who did not...
  • Hello I had a TBI ten years ago I had a brain haemorrhage which paralysed the left side of my body. I had to  relearn how to walk again sit up speak and pretty much learn to do everything again but without the use of my left arm as sadly I never regained the use of it.so ten  years on I am now pregnant (20weeks)  with my first baby.  Which is fantastic my husband and I are very excited to be...
  • ndinmt

    Spouse of TBI

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    I didn't know if there were any spouses of TBI patients on here.. but I'm having a really hard time dealing with everything. Its only been 6 months since my fiance's accident and I didn't know if there was anyone out there that I could talk to and just keep up to date with. Its hard not being able to communicate with my best friend. I just didn't know if anyone has any advice please let me know. 
  • Maama

    My Husband has lot of health issues

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    Hi All, I'm new here! would need ur suggestions please.I'm 30 yrs and my husband is 30 too. I got married to a person in 3 months of knowing him..it was an arranged marriage. my mom some what after the engagement didn't like my husband due to his abnormal behaviour.. he used to be very moody and always looked at the ground when the families gathered..later my mom wanted to call off the...
  • cocacola12

    Help to understand my brothers recovery

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    Hi everyone im just looking a little support and information. My brother recently attempted suicide by shooting and arrow through it head. At the start the docs told us there was zero percent survival chance however because it is something not very common they were unsure what the outcome would be. after being in intensive care and being on a ventilator etc they eased him out of an induced coma....
  • ndinmt

    Between Level 4 and Level 5

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    Hey guys I didn't know if anyone had any advice as how to deal with Level 4 and 5 of the El Rancho scale. My fiance just started to his these stages and I'm having a hard time trying to understand everything. I didn't know if any of you had advice, it would be greatly appreciated. 
  • mike12358

    Introductions

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    Good morning, I'm new to your group but not to DSMy name is Michael and am from MN. I just got out of the hospital again and finely am looking into TBI info, copeing and rehab. I am typically on the chronic pain and at times the heat attack group and a couple of other smaller groups.I've been pushing the TBI chain uphill most all of this life. The never ending noise that rages through my head has...
  • abbysheaffer

    Help need support

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    I was in a bad accident at age 16 in 1995. Now over the last eight years I have suffered pretty much daily from horrible pain on my head and neck like something is about to shoot out of my head. I got denied ssdi and can't work fulltime. My fiancé is rarely helpful and pretty angry whenever I say I'm in pain. I have nightmares almost every night usually about things that happened at work or home...
  • powerathlete

    Had a concussion 13 days ago

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    I had a concussion almost 2 weeks ago and had a normal CT 36 hours after the incident. I took 1 low dose asprin over the weekend and now I'm worried I may have caused bleeding, should I be ok? I've read that it should only be a problem after the first 48 hours but I'm notrying sure.
  • TedRuxpin

    Legalize euthanasia already

    At least Oregon is halfway there.  I find it amazing that government is more than happy to bring us into this miserable effing world but isn't nearly as gracious helping us leave.   I never asked to be in this hell hole to begin with.   I just wish I could get my hands on a f-cking gun already and let the blood flow.   God effing damn it!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • sarahkings

    Caring for my husband after a TBI

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    Hi I would be so grateful to speak to other partners/wives looking after their husbandI have been since Nov 2014 and we have 3 children. I'm so low. S
  • Amir4545

    Memory Loss after brain injury

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    My friend had a car accident......he stayed in coma for 2 days and now he has lost his memory.....doctors say his memory will return but we don't know when and how.......what should we do? How can we help him? Will his memory come back?
  • Hello all, I have been unable to post.,,severe nausea with all the scrolling/new format, so I took time off and I am trying again here. I hope more people will join in posting if they can. I liked the old Board Format much better...my eyes and brain did too! Blessings♡