My Miracle Doctor

Here’s a doctor who actually helped!

I spent 8 years in and out of hospitals. 8 years of swalling pills, shots to the brain, and stimulators attached to my ear. The worst part about it was that not one doctor knew what was wrong with me. I was told over and over again that I suffered from Second Impact Syndrome and Post Traumatic Stress, and it was something I would have to learn to live with. The pain was so bad that I no longer had the desire to live another day.

Fortunately for me, after those long, excruciating years, I had the opportunity to meet a doctor in Rhode Island. At first, I had no ambition of traveling the 4 and 1/2 hours for a consultation with a doctor who most likely could not help me anyway, but what was the worst that could happen? If he could not fix me, well, it wouldn’t be the first…

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Author: brokenbrilliant

I am a long-term multiple (mild) Traumatic Brain Injury (mTBI or TBI) survivor who experienced assaults, falls, car accidents, sports-related injuries in the 1960s, '70s, '80s, and '90s. My last mild TBI was in 2004, but it was definitely the worst of the lot. I never received medical treatment for my injuries, some of which were sports injuries (and you have to get back in the game!), but I have been living very successfully with cognitive/behavioral (social, emotional, functional) symptoms and complications since I was a young kid. I’ve done it so well, in fact, that virtually nobody knows that I sustained those injuries… and the folks who do know, haven’t fully realized just how it’s impacted my life. It has impacted my life, however. In serious and debilitating ways. I’m coming out from behind the shields I’ve put up, in hopes of successfully addressing my own (invisible) challenges and helping others to see that sustaining a TBI is not the end of the world, and they can, in fact, live happy, fulfilled, productive lives in spite of it all.

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