Almost 2 years ago to the day, I had a TBI (severe concussion and a sub-arrachnoid bleed) which landed me a stay in the Trauma Unit for 24 hours.
Ever since, I've slowly noticed a sensitivity to noise that I had never experienced before; sometimes it is just annoying and sometimes it leads to a serious headache.
3 Prime Examples:
1) Construction on a new building next to my office. One day they were running a certain machine and only when whatever equipment it was ran I got a serious, almost debilitating headache for the rest of the day.
2) I went to see my friend's band (coincidentally they had broken up right before my TBI and just got back together 2 weeks ago), and certain notes, especially high harmonica notes, were downright irritating to me, whereas they were never before.
3) If I'm standing near a fan and its running, even if someone is right next to me talking, I can only make out the drone of the fan, and the person is more of a distant afterthought. Hard to explain, I know.
During one of the many CAT/MRI scans, the doctor's also discovered I had a small meningioma tumor, but aren't concerned about it. They stated I was probably born with it and/or have had it for an extended period of time so I don't think it is the cause of my symptoms. I do get an annual MRI to check on it.
I cannot recall these happening before the TBI. On a side note, I work for a doctor's office, but their specialty is nowhere related to the brain. Some of them have suggested it may be a side effect of my injury.
Anyone else experience these or can shed some light on it?View Thread
My wife has been in a coma for the last week due to a fall (she's 54). The result is a subdural hematoma. Although not out of the coma, she seems to be improving day-by-day.
Based on what the neurosurgeon is telling me, my wife's thalamus was pressured. Although he sounded optimistic about things, he also said that they can't predict how well she'll do.
In a day or two, after being in the ICU for a week, she will be moved to a Long Term Acute Care facility, where she'll be in therapy.
In my quest to understand what's she's facing, I'd like to read up on things. I have topics listed below for learning more about. I'd like recommendations on what I can read to help me and help me help my wife. Thank you for any input.
- Information about the thalamus that is for a layman - The therapies that she will be involved in. - Any other sub-topics or recommendations?
My name is Kate, Im 18 and have been diagnosed with a tramatic brain injury for 11 years. I recently (in about late April) started physical therapy and working out at a gym. (This physical is for my walking, balance and fine motor skills.) (I was hit in the right side of the head in a car accident with the car that hit me, causing probems on my left side.) I realized when I really started getting into building my calf and arm muscles, my left calf muscle wasnt developing right, or it takes longer than my right leg. Could a pinched nerve or does my injury have anything to do with this??View Thread
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