Surviving two brain inujuries

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    Sep 15, 2014 1:08 AM GMT
    God is amazing I'm just thinking how I survived two brain injuries in my life. I had a concussion when I was a kid, some old head knocked me. I was unconscious and delays when I woke up. Was told not to go to sleep. It most drowsiest I ever been in my life. At the hospital I walked out the waiting room and laid down on the ground to try to go to sleep. But I didn't.


    Then when I first got sick I had encephalitis. I was wondering why I was in the brain unit. This was causing me to die.

    My question how unlikely is surviving encephalitis? And having two brain injuries. This is straight up strength. To still be alive man.

    They say I'm strong. They must be right. I know. God made me strong.

    Please no harsh responses.
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    Sep 15, 2014 1:49 AM GMT
    those doctors must be amazing! or maybe your cases weren't too severe that it's hard to save, IDK.

    wherever those doctors went to med school, they did well!
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    Sep 15, 2014 1:59 AM GMT
    Congrats on your recovery and I hope for you the best. Hopefully you won't have future complications but you ought to be aware that's possible and plan or live life somewhat accordingly.

    My dad's step-son deals with encephalitis. I understand that it strikes people in any varying degree unnoticeably mild to very bad. He has it real bad but has survived longer than expected. The last I saw him he looked strong and healthy but I understand that he has many rough days. He has a supportive, loving family.

    Another guy in my life, a friend since we were little kids, got involved in boxing and fighting and he's got memory problems today. Real noticeable. He actually just called two days ago asking what his email password is. I sent him to another friend who I thought might know it. And then another friend called today and mentioned our other friend's memory without my having said anything. So we're all noticing it in him more and more. He's taken a number of blows to the head; also he drinks too much beer. Keeps his bod in great shape but is an insane drinker.

    The damage he's done to himself is permanent according to another friend of ours who runs support groups for substance abusers. Really sad, especially, as he's such a nice guy.

    You should be aware that becoming unconscious due to a concussion can be a trigger to Alzheimer's Disease later in life. It might not happen by that, but your odds go up. So into your late 50s thru 70s you might want to watch for that. Hopefully if it hits at all that won't be until your 80s or 90s, we just don't have the technology to know how that might play. But we do have studies which show odds increase by early brain injuries.

    I never watch boxing. I've always thought what can result in concussion seems a bit stupid to do purposely. They're doing studies in Thailand now where Muay Thai is popular among little kids as a way to escape poverty. And they're finding alarming rates of brain damage.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dementia_pugilistica
    ...a neurodegenerative disease with features of dementia that may affect amateur or professional boxers, wrestlers as well as athletes in other sports who suffer concussions

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    Sep 15, 2014 2:05 AM GMT
    So proud of you.... Let me tell you some things that will blow your mind also.

    A month ago I was found on the floor of my apartment by my Case Worker with failed kidneys. THe next thing I know I am opening my eyes in a hospital and the nurse wanted me to sign a release form to do dialysis. AMAZINGLY hydration was the only thing needed to bring me back.

    In 2006 I was dying on the streets of L.A. from AIDS. Came back from that too.

    In 2008 I had just survived advanced stage cancer but out of anger I ran my car into a pole going 70 miles per hour on the freeway and survived that too.

    There are more but I can't remember all of them...

    Take this as a message that you are MEANT to be here. I'm not going to say what for because it could simply be to be happy. But the time does come for all of us when it is time to lay down and die. Just appreciate what god has given you so far and don't be upset when the time is over.

    Peace.
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    Sep 15, 2014 3:01 AM GMT
    leafgreen saidthose doctors must be amazing! or maybe your cases weren't too severe that it's hard to save, IDK.

    Leaf green I should be dead. I was dying. I was losing my balance my equilibrium was away off. I used the wall to
    Keep me balanced.I don't how encephalitis is acquired. It was horrible. Pennsylvania university hospital is great hospital. I had the concussion wheni was a kid though. Liza mineli had encephalitis too.

    wherever those doctors went to med school, they did well!
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    Sep 15, 2014 3:09 AM GMT
    I am sorry about that man. I truly am. I was diagnosed with HIV. I don't fear that all. I really was t to pass away. But I know I have a job to do. You are strong.


    My memory is actually very vivid. Like I can recall what I wore at school in kindergarten.

    I also had blood clots in my lungs. Felt like I had got bit by a car on my right side. And had abnormal live bow its normal. Its crazy. To survive.
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    Sep 15, 2014 11:02 AM GMT
    You are one born survivor

    At University when working in a bar, the trap door lift up flap bit in the bar fell and cracked me on the head when I was walking through with some glasses. I collapsed. Bleeding head. Bar Manager told me it was "just a bump on the head" and to get back to work despite being dizzy and throwing up.

    Went to A&E the following day. They said nothing wrong. Went back to uni....and crippled by headaches and then rushed to Hospital....

    Because I couldnt walk in a straight line.

    Had developed a stammer.

    And Dyslexia and Dyspraxia

    And a lop-sided smile (like Harrison Ford's).

    Turned out Id had a bleed in my brain. Like a mini stroke.

    Hours and hours of speach therapy have just about got a handle on my stammer and my dyslexia is under contronl as is dyspraxia from doing Yoga and Free Weights (I was recommended to do free weights to improve proproiception etc for dyspraxia). So all's good. At the moment. But I still have a lop-sided face.
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    Sep 15, 2014 4:15 PM GMT
    those are intense head wound stories I have some scars as well, one time I was rock hopping in a harbour near the sea when I was about 5, jumped and slipped on the take off causing face plant into intended landing rock. Knocked unconscious and fell down between the rocks. Luckily the wet sand woke me up before the tide came in and was able to scramble back to the beach. Blood on my face and had a huge multicoloured bump on my head, someone thought I had been attacked by seagulls..

    Another head injury again as a kid I tried front flipping off a sofa on to the cushions placed on the floor, missed cushions and landed on head had to go for an ambulance ride.

    Worst one was really way too drunk and past out standing up at a pool party when I was 16 only to fall smash back of head off picnic table and then the concrete ground. Was bleeding from head and puking up stomach lining from the booze, when my mother arrived. That one needed staples in my skull and overnight stay at hospital on an IV.

    I think I am ok now though!
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    Sep 15, 2014 8:51 PM GMT
    Cody can I massage your head and your temples. That's crazy. I really wanna do that.

    To the other guy I had to take speech therapy too.

    I've been through a lot.

    I love when u said I was born survivor