Adult Life after a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

Posted by dawnpereda @dawnpereda, Sep 27, 2017

Hi, My name is Dawn and I am an RN. Just over two years ago I received a work related injury. This injury has left me with a traumatic brain injury (TBI). Even though two years have passed, I still suffer with lingering tbi symptoms. I have some issues with memory. Some things I remember with no problems, other things I just don’t remember and I can’t explain why… I also suffer with issues related to mood dis-regulation. I can be angry at times and not understand why or end up having explosive outbursts. This has greatly impacted my life. I still work but no longer with patients. Also, this has been a huge turn around for my family. I’m no longer the mom who has everything under control. I used to work full time, manage my kids’ schedules, pay household bills, and keep my house clean. Now I struggle to remember to brush my hair before leaving for work. My husband pays the bills and my kids write their schedules on a large calendar (that hangs in our dining room) so I can visually be reminded where they are and what they are doing. I am a “new” me and I never would have imagined this journey for myself.

I know there are things out there for youth that suffer from concussion/tbi, but I don’t always find a lot of discussion/support for adults, like myself. I get up every day and work to live my life to its fullest. If you would like to know more about my life and journey, you can listen to a podcast that I did with my family. Its called “Terrible, Thanks For Asking”. We’re season 1, episode 5. Its brutally honest. If any of this rings true to your life please join this discussion with me. Thanks for your time!

@neet

I don’t know if my symptoms are from the TBI or the cyst

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Hello "@neet",
I wanted to say hi and see how your doing. I am often amazed at the after affects of a head injury. They can be far more complicated that a person realizes. I'm hoping you have found some answers and some peace. Please keep us updated.
Thanks, Dawn

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@ujeeniack

i CAN ONLY THINK OF LLT,RED LIGHT LASER THERAPY AS A POSSIBILITY.

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where do I get light therapy ?

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@cathy514

where do I get light therapy ?

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@cathy514
Hi there,
I believe Merry @merpreb will see and respond to you. I’m sure she has some information on this. If you don’t hear from her you can send her a private message.
Good luck,
Jake

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@jakedduck1

@cathy514
Hi there,
I believe Merry @merpreb will see and respond to you. I’m sure she has some information on this. If you don’t hear from her you can send her a private message.
Good luck,
Jake

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@jakedduck1
I'm very sorry but I've never had laser or light therapy. I really do not know anything about it. Perhaps someone else does?

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@merpreb

@jakedduck1
I'm very sorry but I've never had laser or light therapy. I really do not know anything about it. Perhaps someone else does?

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@merpreb
I thought you used some kind of light box.
Jake

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@cathy514

where do I get light therapy ?

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@cathy514
Are you talking about laser light therapy for pain control? What are you trying to accomplish?
Jake

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@jakedduck1

@merpreb
I thought you used some kind of light box.
Jake

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@jakedduck1 – Yes for depression, not a treatment for physical illnesses. What is the purpose for laser light therapy?

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Hi…. Was wondering if I could get some advice…. ? My husband fell last year and now lives with a tbi… He's refusing any kind of therapy… He falls all the time… I'm hurting myself picking him up… Isn't that self neglect.. ? I was told to get guardianship which will make him very mad.. Should I do that… ?! he needs therapy

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