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Feb 22, 2019 · Adult Life after a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) in Brain & Nervous System

Hello, my name's Jenn. I am a year and a half out from a tractor accident that left me with "permanent severe brain damage." Prior to the accident I was a single mom of 3 boys. I had 3 jobs, coached my kids in baseball, football and basketball. I have no idea how i managed that. Since my injuries and man, a heck of a lot goes along with brain damage, I need help, all the time. I've had to learn to ask for help from my parents, my now boyfriend and my kids. It's been a long road but my only saving Grace is Dialectical Behavioral Therapy for the disruptive behavior, OCD, Anxiety, depression and PTSD. As for everything now, minimalism and structure are important for me to strive. I cannot work and I struggle horribly with my only achievement each day is handling the minimal responsibility I have. Sometimes it's just getting dressed. There are days where I want to go back to work so badly and there are days that prove it's not a possibility. I love my family deeply but the desire to be a normal 33 year old sucks. I have to take naps a lot but my naps are special because they are called "cognitive breaks". Gold star for taking a nap today Jenn. My memory is barely there and there is no rhyme or reason to what I remember. We just call what I can't remember the "lost files". If you are from up in the cities or don't mind going there, there is a neurologist at the U of M named Thomas Henry. He is fantastic and was able to diagnose my epilepsy and help me manage my seizures.

Dec 16, 2018 · Question regarding nerve damage and loss of smell in Brain & Nervous System

My accident was in May 2017. Apparently those nerves for smelling are ones that don't come back. Fortunately I can taste a little now!

Dec 15, 2018 · left sided headache that never goes away, right side weakness in Brain & Nervous System

I'm sure you've already been tested for this, but I'm 33 and I had a stroke in my right thalamus. The things you described are very similar to what I experience daily. The only thing I have to tell you worth mentioning is that my stroke happened may 25, but the doctors were not able to see it on CT until June 23, even though I had the symptoms long before.

Dec 15, 2018 · Question regarding nerve damage and loss of smell in Brain & Nervous System

I was injured with brain damage and in the accident, my nerves that let me smell were severed and that apparently never returns. So, my question is, do essential oils work for me even though I cant smell them. If so, how? Also, if there were fumes by me, would they have the same effect?

Thank you!