The TBI Chatroom
Hi Im now off the feeding tube,g-tube has been removed, and my trac has been
removed,Im getting ground food now and boy its good to have food,Im able to walk
with a special walker that holds me up (with assistance) but not long distances
Im able to feed myself now too (i miss my mouth alot lol do to lack of co
ordination) im in the learning process of that and doing things like brushing my
teeth,shaving, etc its very hard but im doing it.my breathing is lots better too I still have a hard time expressing myself (like telling you about this ) just cant get the words..Im very active in all recreations here at the rehab place im in I like arts & crafts..I dont know how much more to say except Im progressing (slowly) at the time I wrote my first story I never thought this day would never come everyone says im a MIRACLE, I
guess I am like I said before "Where theres life theres hope!" I never gave up! and
ill never give up!!
Then on 4-18-00 all that changed,forever. We were in L.A. on the way back from doing a concert, it was rainy,foggyand very windy. It was hard to see the car in front of you, (or so I was told). Well I don't know all details og accident, butour car rolled over several times. I ended up with severe brain injury and internal injuries. I almost died several times. I was in a coma for 3 months. I went thru several surgeries, due to the internal injuries.They took out my spleen and pancreas. I came out of the coma in july, they then sent me to Rehab center in New Haven Ct. there i had to learn everyting all over again. just as a baby does. I progressed very well to the point i was semi independant. I couldnt be alone.I was making new progress i even was in workshop program, where I work with peaple at places and was doing good. But a week ago all that changed once again. i got a set back,due to fluid build up in my brain and digestion problems, due to my not having a pancreas. Now im in Rehab center again. I gotta learn much over again. My motor skills and all.muscle control,coordination, everything. this web helps me communicate, because i cannot write or talk to well.
But I'll get it all back again. I try not to think of what I have lost, but what i will gain. i am still a survivor and i will get better.
If I can help someone else, please E-mail me.
Never give up!! because, as long as there's life? there's hope!!