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In my case, I went thru/Cratered a windshield of a speeding drunk drivers car and hit so hard the back window dislodged. (Police report said 75-80 mph) Then tumbled thru the air like a rag doll, landed on my head on the pavement and shoulder, then slid down the road. (With my road rash there went my nude modeling career). While I presented in medical records as severe concussion and Post concussive symptoms. Balance, Vertigo and a while series of other medical conditions still ongoing several years later.
But at no time did the medical teams ever instigate treatment or were proactive in treating for TBI or my other clear symptoms. I had to REQUEST treatments and REQUEST referrals to specialists.
The true savior in this is the local chapter of MADD. Lynn the local rep helped me immensely and stepped in and straightened a lot of people out. It was her that said I was presenting all the classic symptoms of TBI and PTSD and I had to repeatedly request help for it. After extensive testing I am off the charts on the test scales in many areas.
So what does that mean????????????????
Sure! Lets put the burden on the brain damaged guy to figure out what treatment and help he needs!
Heck I cant remember where i left my car keys, let along figure out my medical issues. I once showed up for physical therapy with 2 sets of clothes on. I would lose up to 2 hrs a day and have no idea what happened. The issue is I wonder about, Was my medical doctors just saving money and ignoring the obvious problems OR is it that hard to see the obvious issues?
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SPC Douglas Bolton
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A1C (Join to see) I am from Oregon. I live in Salem. That lady has her own issues, and has nothing to do with you Doug. I know it is hard to be a duck and let it run off your back, but you can't let people like that control you, and that is exactly what she was doing. Stay Strong. You have been through enough!
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SPC Douglas Bolton - Well, thanks for the support! That was working DAS for the state. Where I was working was the State Office building in Portland and it was like a Chinese fire drill every day. Horribly mismanaged and stressful enough! What sparked the issue was I wanted to spend more time working at the State Crime lab. I loved that work space. Most were ex military and there was a sense of order and professionalism. While many people at the State Medical Examiners office and the Crime lab (Same location) are all pretty intense...I found it incredibly soothing and a wonderful place to work. What I did not realize was there was a LOT of politics behind the scene. DAS has lost most of their service contracts for most state agencies. I asked many of them. One lady at the State rehab office that certed me as Disabled said........"Oh God no! We wont contract with them!" (DAS) So, lucky you down in Salem,, thats where that lady works spending your tax dollars.(Crazy Carol) I admit I am broken and perhaps a little crazy. But that manager is full on nuts and cuckoo for cocoa puffs! Many of the employees I know told me they had a real problem with turn over and hard to keep anyone in that position where I was. It was a huge mistake taking the job. But... maybe it all was for the best. On to better things. But, thats your tax dollars at work.
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SPC Douglas Bolton
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A1C (Join to see) I hear you my friend!! We have the worst leaders here in Oregon including our ding bat governor. I am so upset she is our governor. She is going against everything Trump wants to do.
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SPC Douglas Bolton - Amen to that,, she just looks deranged on TV as well.
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They are difficult to diagnose. Think of a cube of jello you can cut into it with a knife and it will look like nothing happened but you shake it a little you can see there is a cut there. With the brain that is what happens with a TBI, and those little cuts have destroyed little connections. My TBI happened in 2005 and was not acknowledged until 2010
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Lynda Key
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That's a great description. Makes it more understandable.
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SGT Anna Kleinschmidt
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Lynda Key - That is how it was explained to me. I am an RN and when I had mine I was kind of ok but not completely. I would know what I wanted to say but I couldn't think of the word. I also became more impulsive with a much shorter fuse. Before I had the patience of Job. I had raised 65 foster kids and I had to give up foster parenting and can't be around that many kids at once now, we always had a house full before. I bassically had a complete personality change. It took several years befor VA decided to actually test me and decide that there was a head injury. The DR said it is basically an invisible injury but I had fractured my skull and broken several bones at the base of my skull. The force that is required to cause that amount of damage will leave definite permanent traumatic brain injury behind. He is surprised that I did not lose more function.
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SGT Anna Kleinschmidt - I am in the same boat, I dont do well out in public most of the time. Okay for short bursts and some situations. But some people just annoy the hell out of me. At my last job i worked with 2 ladies,, who God bless them were probably nice people but drove me insane. Plus very loud. My Tinnitus and hearing issues went off the charts post head injury, so its physically very painful for certain noises. I have hearing aids now and custom tailored and filtering but only so much can be filitered. I asked for a Brother in Law filter as one of mine is loud and obnoxius. But they dont make a filter for him either.
I follow Drs Orders,,, Take 2 tablets and keep away from Children.
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The only TBI I ever had was taking an aluminum baseball bat to the side of my head during the batters back swing.
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Some people can take repeated blows to the head and function just fine. Some cant and just depends. I think most people call it the Keith Richards syndrome. Most mortals could never do the amount of drugs, sex and alcohol that guy has done but amazingly he keeps motoring on.
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SFC William Stephens A. Jr., 3 MSM, JSCM
SFC William Stephens A. Jr., 3 MSM, JSCM
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hey I been there too, never thought about that, when I was kid no wonder why I don't play baseball anymore.. walk right into the batter warming up. OUCH!
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