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    Christina22222
    Data Quality: 3 stars
    • Gender: F
    • Age: 44
    Condition: TBI 2 additional condition(s)
    Quality of life:
    • Mental: None
    • Physical: None
    I am: vg
    I have:
    TBI

    Christina22222 completed the PDRS survey

    • PDRS: 16
    • On treatment
    • mild Mouth/throat
    • none Arms
    • none Chest
    • mild Legs
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    Christina22222
    Data Quality: 3 stars
    • Gender: F
    • Age: 44
    Condition: TBI 2 additional condition(s)
    Quality of life:
    • Mental: None
    • Physical: None
    I am: vg
    I have:
    TBI

    Christina22222 updated her weight

    • Weight: 122 lb
    • BMI: 20.3
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    Christina22222
    Data Quality: 3 stars
    • Gender: F
    • Age: 44
    Condition: TBI 2 additional condition(s)
    Quality of life:
    • Mental: None
    • Physical: None
    I am: vg
    I have:
    TBI

    Christina22222 completed the QOL survey

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    Christina22222
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    • Age: 44
    Condition: TBI 2 additional condition(s)
    Quality of life:
    • Mental: None
    • Physical: None
    I am: vg
    I have:
    TBI

    Christina22222 was feeling very good

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    Christina22222
    Data Quality: 3 stars
    • Gender: F
    • Age: 44
    Condition: TBI 2 additional condition(s)
    Quality of life:
    • Mental: None
    • Physical: None
    I am: vg
    I have:
    TBI

    Christina22222 was feeling very good

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    Christina22222
    Data Quality: 3 stars
    • Gender: F
    • Age: 44
    Condition: TBI 2 additional condition(s)
    Quality of life:
    • Mental: None
    • Physical: None
    I am: vg
    I have:
    TBI

    Christina22222 was feeling very good

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    Christina22222
    Data Quality: 3 stars
    • Gender: F
    • Age: 44
    Condition: TBI 2 additional condition(s)
    Quality of life:
    • Mental: None
    • Physical: None
    I am: vg
    I have:
    TBI

    Christina22222 was feeling very good for

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    Christina22222
    Data Quality: 3 stars
    • Gender: F
    • Age: 44
    Condition: TBI 2 additional condition(s)
    Quality of life:
    • Mental: None
    • Physical: None
    I am: vg
    I have:
    TBI

    Christina22222 was feeling very good

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    Christina22222
    Data Quality: 3 stars
    • Gender: F
    • Age: 44
    Condition: TBI 2 additional condition(s)
    Quality of life:
    • Mental: None
    • Physical: None
    I am: vg
    I have:
    TBI

    Christina22222 updated the condition Osteoporosis

    • First symptom: ?
    • Diagnosis: December 28, 2008
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    Christina22222
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    • Gender: F
    • Age: 44
    Condition: TBI 2 additional condition(s)
    Quality of life:
    • Mental: None
    • Physical: None
    I am: vg
    I have:
    TBI

    Christina22222 was feeling very good

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    Christina22222
    Data Quality: 3 stars
    • Gender: F
    • Age: 44
    Condition: TBI 2 additional condition(s)
    Quality of life:
    • Mental: None
    • Physical: None
    I am: vg
    I have:
    TBI
    I suffered a traumatic brain injury on October 5, 1992 from a horseback riding accident.  I have a very long story.

    This was my guide line for being the quest speaker in classes.  I used to talk to Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Message Therapy, Neuro Science, etc.  I have not done it in a while.  If you have any questions, just let me know.

    October 5, 1992 - horseback riding alone, lied in a field for about 3 hours, my collie led my husband (at the time) directly to me, took me to McGee Memorial, emergency room Doctors sent me to the neuroscience center at Poudre Valley - temp 92, but age 18-25, sex 
     
    less than 20% chance of living, never walk or talk 
    sub-dural hematoma, covered entire left hemisphere  
    small areas of permanent damage  
      top of my basal ganglia  
      my left temporal lobe - controls communication  
    was seen on the first MRI - midline over 1 inch  
    talk - 4 months  
    walk - 5 months  
    after 3 months Dr's in Santa Fe - nursing home.  My Mom and sisters had me sent to a Rehab Hospital. 
    in coma - for 4 months after - no memory 
      - very glad because I was bald and so unfunctional 
    hospitalized - 6 months 
    tracheotomy - 8 weeks 
    stomach tube - 8 months 
    after 4 months of lying in bed, casts on my feet, left hand 
        -24hrs-6 weeks and then to bed for 6 months more months 
    bathroom 4 months did not go –after I woke-up I remember going often - casts bed, whistle  
    it was 1 month before I was put in a wheelchair, 5 months walker 
    didn't eat 4 months, started ate very slow, liquid thickener 
    still eat a little slow, wish eat faster, talk slower 
     
    My recovery was always much better than the doctors ever expected.  
    First, I wasn't expected to even live long enough for the surgery or to survive the craniotomy. Second, when the doctors realized that I would live, they thought that I would never walk or talk again. They also didn't know when I would ever come out of the deep coma. On a daily basis my speech and movement bother me, but I have acquired a special appreciation for all the basics in life. 
     
    Improvements 
    shower - sat - 9 months  
    dressed - shoes - 1 year  
    brushing my teeth - 10 months  
    could not lift my arms above or reach my back  
    get my watch on or earrings and necklace  
    clip my nails, wasn't well coordinated  
    drying my hair - 18 months  
    curling my hair - 22 months  
    24 hour care - more than 1 1/2 years  
    movies  
    more than 2 1/2 years before I could laugh  
    tie my shoes standing  
    stand on one-foot  
    writing my first name, 36 sec - 5 sec, average 8 

    journal - 4 1/2 years 
    - everything 
    - ate, where went, what did, how felt 
    - writing, memory 
    - wave, feet 
    almost 2 years after the accident I returned to CSU 
    Animal Science major, graduated 3 years, had transfer credits form before the accident 
    intern CDHIA computer records, collecting milk samples 
    CU Boulder diabetes research - mice, grant ended after 2 1/2 years 
    State Rep./Senate Ron Tupa, survey 2000, bus 
    Carmel Community Living - day program coordinator 
    CU Denver, diabetes research mice, bus (125X safer)  

    Laboratory Medical Center - histology - Las Vegas

    Christmas 2006-Unipath - Histology Laboratory Assistant - Denver – first year I was driving and I was shaking away Access a Ride for 4 ½ years and I was cancelled – 2 ½ years carpooled -  now ride RTD bus-train-bus most of the way
    cookies, sweet bread, and stews - my continuous therapy 
    motor skills, following steps, coordinating, after I am done we get to enjoy the therapy 
      
    for about the first 8 years used to score and record sleep, energy, walking and speech on scale a 0-10 
    time and record showers, getting dressed and changes in medication 
    Spring 1995 Dr. Christopher O'Brien - left for research - Dr. Kumar - Movement Disorder Center for Colorado Neurology in Swedish Medical Center and Craig Rehabilitation Hospital  
    in January 2001 and in September 2008, Dr. Kumar did MRI and EEG, saw all the permanent damage  
    top of my basal ganglia damaged, substantia nigra, which produces dopamine 
    dopamine - chemical that facilitates nerve connections, it allows you to make smooth controlled movements 
    Simenet helps the brain produce dopamine, been on sinemet since shortly after the accident   
    Fall 1997- to January 2007synthetic dopamine (Permax)-decreased sinemet to less 1/4 of what I used to take-natural-bed   Permax was discontinued so I tried Mirapex and then Requip, November 2008
    Most people on Requip take 4 to 6 mg/day, I was up to 24 mg (the maximum dose) in 6 weeks 
    hard time adjusting my dose of Sinemet, little to much wild, little to little slow and stiff

    I take more then 3 times the average daily dose because my brain makes no dopamine at all. 
    January 2008 started on Comtan to keep Sinemet in my system longer, stopped, March 2011.

    October 2012, gradually decreased Requip and gradually increased Neupro patches
    January 2013 off Requip, by February 2013 on 12mg Neupro, 8mg is for Advanced Parkinson disease, I was on 12mg, causes patients to lean to the right so I cut back to 4mg.  In May 2015, I tried to cut down and go off but I had to increase my Sinemet way too much.  So back on 4mg.  October 2015- side/back support to help me stand straighter.

    2016 Rytary came out new form of dopamine, similar to Sinemet- very gradually doing the transition off Sinemet and  off Neupro patches-by May 2016 off Neupro.  Rytary lasts 8 hours in most patients, lasts 2 ½ hours in me.  So still taking Sinemet in between.

    asked Dr. O'Brien's nurse if other patients had a hard time adjusting the dose - no Parkinson disease  

    brains chemical balances always changes 
    early morning and late at night, my left side slow even with dopamine in my system.

    more than 3 years after the accident and in December 2010 - 24 hour flu - went to the Health Center for an IV, couldn't keep medication down - whole body turned stiff as a board, slow almost 2 months after- immune system - automatic toothbrush – since then I always get the flu shot
    dystonia - abnormal muscle tone-wrong signal, effects left side - spasticity rigidity of muscles -right side 
    right toes - since casts - standing they curl, sitting , lying down still painful, thalamus controls pain signals 
    left toes – straight down, cross, early in morning or if I have not quit enough dopamine in my system, can’t walk.   -when sick thought they would break off 

    January 2002 - surgery on my second right toe 

     Have to take pills 7 different exact times a day - 32 pills/day from 3 prescriptions - if I am up to 10 minutes late at any time, my brain and body will slow down drastically -  at pill time I often can feel my chain saw start it’s engine.  

    Oculormotor nerve damaged from pressure of hematoma , which controls eye movement 
    double vision after the accident, saw 2 of everything, strongest prisms on my glasses and could still only read with one eye - eye surgery August 1994 - 1 ½  weeks before returned to school, surgeon said red 3 weeks, red for 3 months 
    double vision started getting worse about 1 ½  years after surgery 
    - writing behind my hand and reading sometimes - varies 
    - eyes get stuck shut occasionally due to oculormotor nerve damage 
    - dilate my eyes, my vision gets much better 
    - don't drink enough, tunnel vision and big black spots appear 
    2 1/2 yeas after surgery, weak prisms, finger 
    tried glue on prism for reading, but writing and stairs                                 after MRI in 2003, after work, feel asleep - I woke up, no prisms needed but stronger prescription                                                                           in 2011 weak prisms needed and stronger prescription

    Still Problems 
    speech varies - social  
    memory  
    slow in general  
    remembering name  
    right hand typing - spasticity  
    arms and hands don't naturally relax - dystonia 
    left hand shaky - dystonia 
    walk slow, feet drag 
    loud walker  
    food stuck - lower my chin to drink 
     
    Miscellaneous 
    3-4 years destructive thoughts  
    swimming used to be on swim teams - 1 year after sank - next year whole lap  
    skiing - helmet - breathing  
    biking - almost 4 years  
    cold shiver - jump - seizure?  
    little noises - jump  
    smell, taste, after 5 years cravings  
    cough signal was disconnected  
    no headaches

    no dreams for over 20 years 
    note takers 
    tutors 
    extra time on tests - computer - orally 
    Bovine AI, Disabled Student Office, smell 
    physical therapist, workout - row, weights, stretches 
          row- knees, healthier, immune, vitamin C, flu shot  
    Braiden Hall - realize now 
    now, I am very glad I went to CSU, very glad I'm done 
     

    Division of Vocational Rehabilitation 
    recommended by occupational therapist at CSU,                                       job placement and in a number of ways to help me achieve my goals, 
    referred me to the Brain Injury Recovery Program, for driving lessons with a special adaptation, left gas pedal, if someone else drives it pops out, I get a kick out of it, "so simple it's ingenious," very glad I didn't remember how good the independence felt and I am very glad there was no rush because I used to dream of crashing 
    They are always available to help me to find a new job, when I need it - Community Based Assessment (CBA) -subsidize  
    A study showed that for every $1 state tax dollar put into Division of Vocational Rehabilitation, $10 more state tax dollars returns to the state by us getting out and earning money and paying taxes.  
     
    Involved in the Brain Injury Association
    great place where I have made many good friends
    in Colorado they referred me to CU Boulder for speech therapy 
     

    Recommendations: 
    if someone just lies in bed - avoid casts - move them to music 
    Vocational Rehabilitation for people with disabilities 
    medication checklist or alarm clocks on cell phone
    journal 
    energy sheet 
    health insurance 
    encourage family to be supportive 
    focus on what you can do, not on what you can not do  
    enjoy continuous therapy - cooking, exercise, yoga, hiking, skiing, giving         speeches, etc. 
    wear a helmet, several friends broke their helmets - heads fine             kids tell me "wear a helmet, you are totally cool and respected"             my endless list of reasons to wear a helmet:                                                                my toes 

                    my right side 
                    my vision 

                    my speech 
                    3 craters in my head 
                    hospitalized for 6 months 
                    3 prescriptions, 32 pills each day at 7 exact times  
                    if you enjoy eating, breathing, walking and talking 
                    etc. 
     
    Brain Injury Association of Colorado facts: 
    - every 23 seconds in America a person sustains a traumatic brain injury (TBI) 
    - every 5 minutes one of these people will die AND another will be become permanently disabled  
    - over 1.5 million TBI in the US per year, 500,000 severe enough to require hospitalization 
    - as many people die each year from a TBI as in the entire Vietnam War 
    - motor vehicles accidents cause-50%, falls-21%, violence-12%, sports-10% 
    - TBI is the number one killer of American youth 
    - wearing a bike helmet reduces the chance of a TBI by 88%
    -after surviving one TBI we have a 50% chance of having a second TBI
     

    Christina Snyder 

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      • Gender: F
      • Age: 44
      Condition: TBI 2 additional condition(s)
      Quality of life:
      • Mental: None
      • Physical: None
      I am: vg
      I have:
      TBI

      Christina22222 was feeling very good

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      Christina22222
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      • Gender: F
      • Age: 44
      Condition: TBI 2 additional condition(s)
      Quality of life:
      • Mental: None
      • Physical: None
      I am: vg
      I have:
      TBI

      Christina22222 stopped taking Carbidopa-Levodopa CR

      ReasonOther (changed medication)
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      Christina22222
      Data Quality: 3 stars
      • Gender: F
      • Age: 44
      Condition: TBI 2 additional condition(s)
      Quality of life:
      • Mental: None
      • Physical: None
      I am: vg
      I have:
      TBI

      Christina22222 evaluated Carbidopa-Levodopa CR from

      • StartedOct 6, 2008
      • Dosage50 mg-200 mg Daily
      • Effectiveness Moderate (for Parkinson's Disease)
      • Side effects None
      • Adherence Always
      • Burden Not at all hard to take
      • Cost< $25 monthly
      • Advice & TipsIt was helpful at bedtime. I slept sounder on Carbidopa-Levodopa CR.
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      • Age: 44
      Condition: TBI 2 additional condition(s)
      Quality of life:
      • Mental: None
      • Physical: None
      I am: vg
      I have:
      TBI
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      Christina22222
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      • Age: 44
      Condition: TBI 2 additional condition(s)
      Quality of life:
      • Mental: None
      • Physical: None
      I am: vg
      I have:
      TBI

      Christina22222 was feeling very good

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        • Gender: F
        • Age: 44
        Condition: TBI 2 additional condition(s)
        Quality of life:
        • Mental: None
        • Physical: None
        I am: vg
        I have:
        TBI

        I suffered a traumatic brain injury on October 5, 1992 from a horseback riding accident. I have a very long story.

        This was my guide line for being the quest speaker in classes. I used to talk to Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Message Therapy, Neuro Science, etc. I have not done it in a while. If you have any questions, just let me know.

        October 5, 1992 - horseback riding alone, field 3 hours, collie led my husband (at the time) to me, McGee Memorial, emergency room Doctors sent me to the neuroscience center at Poudre Valley - temp 92, but age 18-25, sex

        less than 20% chance of living, never walk or talk
        sub-dural hematoma

        covered entire left hemisphere

        small areas of permanent damage

        top of my basal ganglia

        my left temporal lobe

        -controls communication

        was seen on the MRI - midline over 1 inch

        talk - 4 months

        walk - 5 months

        after 3 months Dr's in Santa Fe - nursing home

        in coma - for 4 months after - no memory
        - very glad because I was bald and so unfunctional
        hospitalized - 6 months
        tracheotomy - 8 weeks
        stomach tube - 8 months
        after 4 months of lying in bed, casts feet, left hand
        -24hrs-6 weeks and then bed-6 months after
        bathroom 4 months - often - casts bed, whistle

        it was 1 month before wheelchair, 5 months walker
        didn't eat 4 months, started ate slow, liquid thickener
        still eat a little slow, wish eat faster, talk slower

        My recovery was always much better than the doctors ever expected.

        First, I wasn't expected to even live long enough for the surgery or to survive the craniotomy. Second, when the doctors realized that I would live, they thought that I would never walk or talk again. They also didn't know when I would ever come out of the deep coma. On a daily basis my speech and movement bother me, but I have acquired a special appreciation for all the basics in life.

        Improvements
        shower - sat - 9 months

        dressed - shoes - 1 year

        brushing my teeth - 10 months

        could not lift my arms above

        or reach my back

        get my watch on

        earrings, necklace

        clip my nails, wasn't well coordinated

        drying my hair - 18 months

        curling my hair - 22 months

        24 hour care - more than 1 1/2 years

        movies

        more than 2 1/2 years before I could laugh

        tie my shoes standing

        stand on one-foot

        writing my first name, 36 sec - 5 sec, average 8

        journal - 4 1/2 years
        - everything
        - ate, where went, what did, how felt
        - writing, memory
        - wave, feet
        almost 2 years after the accident I returned to CSU
        Animal Science major, graduated 3 years, had transfer credits form before the accident
        intern CDHIA computer records, collecting milk samples
        CU Boulder diabetes research mice, grant ended after 2 1/2 years
        State Rep./Senate Ron Tupa, survey 2000, bus
        Carmel Community Living - day program coordinator
        CU Denver, diabetes research mice, bus (125X safer)

        Laboratory Medical Center - histology -Las Vegas
        Christmas 2006-Unipath - Histology Laboratory Assistant - Denver - Access a Ride for 41/2 years - now drive 12 miles and ride bus, train and bus

        stews, sweet bread, and cookies - my continuous therapy
        motor skills, following steps, coordinating, after done we get to enjoy the therapy

        score and record sleep, energy, walking and speech on scale a 0-10
        time and record showers, getting dressed and changes in medication
        Spring 1995 Dr. Christopher O'Brien - left for research - Dr. Kumar - Movement Disorder Center for Colorado Neurology in Swedish Medical Center and Craig Rehabilitation Hospital

        in January 2001 and in September 2008, Dr. Kumar did MRI and EEG, saw all the permanent damage

        top of my basal ganglia damaged, substantia nigra, produces dopamine
        dopamine - chemical that facilitates nerve connections
        allows you to make smooth controlled movements
        Simenet helps the brain produce dopamine, been on sinemet since shortly after the accident

        Fall 1997- to January 2007synthetic dopamine (Permax )-decreased sinemet to less 1/4 of what I used to take-natural-bed Permax was discontinued so I tried Mirapex and then Requip, November 2008
        Most people on Requip take 4 to 6 mg/day, I was up to 24 mg (the maximum dose) in 6 weeks
        hard time adjusting my dose of Sinemet, little to much wild, little to little slow and stiff
        I take 3 times the average daily dose because my brain makes no dopamine at all.
        October 2012, gradually decreased Requip and gradually increased Neupro patches
        January 2013 off Requip, by February 2013 on 12mg Neupro, 8mg is for Advanced Parkinson disease, I was on 12mg, causes patients to lean to the right so I cut back to 6mg
        asked Dr. O'Brien's nurse if other patients had a hard time adjusting the dose - no Parkinson disease

        brains chemical balances always changes
        more than 3 years after the accident - 24 hour flu - went to the Health Center for an IV, couldn't keep medication down - whole body turned stiff as a board, slow almost 2 months - immune system - automatic toothbrush - now flu shot
        dystonia - abnormal muscle tone-wrong signal, effects left side - spasticity rigidity of muscles -right side
        right toes - since casts - standing they curl, sitting , lying down still painful, thalamus controls pain signals
        left toes - straight, cross, early in morning, when sick thought they would break off
        left arm stiffens when my left toes curl, early morning and late at night, my left side slow
        January 2002 - surgery on my second right toe
        January 2008 started on Comtan to keep Sinemet in my system longer, stopped, March 2011.
        2 alarm clocks -6 different exact times a day - 32 pills/day from 4 prescriptions -
        if I am up to 15 minutes late at any time, my brain and body will slow down drastically

        Oculormotor nerve damaged from pressure of hematoma , which controls eye movement
        double vision after the accident, saw 2 of everything, strongest prisms on my glasses and could still only read with one eye - eye surgery 1 1/2 weeks before returned to school, surgeon said red 3 weeks, red for 3 months
        double vision started getting worse about 11/2 years after surgery
        - writing behind my hand and reading sometimes - varies
        - eyes get stuck shut occasionally due to oculormotor nerve damage
        - dilate my eyes, my vision gets much better
        - don't drink enough, tunnel vision and spots disappear
        2 1/2 yeas after surgery, weak prisms, finger
        tried glue on prism for reading, but writing and stairs after MRI in 2003, I woke up, no prisms needed but stronger prescription in 2011 weak prisms needed and stronger prescription

        Still Problems
        speech varies - social

        memory

        slow in general

        remembering name

        right hand typing - spasticity

        arms and hands don't naturally relax - dystonia
        left hand shaky - dystonia
        walk slow, feet drag
        loud walker

        food stuck - lower my chin to drink

        Miscellaneous
        3-4 years destructive thoughts

        swimming - 1 year after sank - next year whole lap

        skiing - helmet - breathing

        biking - almost 4 years

        cold shiver - jump - seizure?

        little noises - jump

        smell, taste, after 5 years cravings

        cough signal was disconnected

        no headaches
        no dreams for over 20 years
        note takers
        tutors
        extra time on tests - computer - orally
        Bovine AI, Disabled Student Office, smell
        physical therapist, workout - row, weights, stretches
        row-knees, healthier, immune, vitamin C, flu shot

        Braiden Hall - realize now
        now, I am very glad I went to CSU, very glad I'm done

        Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
        recommended by occupational therapist at CSU

        job placement and in a number of ways to help me achieve my goals,
        referred me to the Brain Injury Recovery Program, for driving lessons with a special adaptation, left gas pedal, if someone else drives it pops out, I get a kick out of it, "so simple it's ingenious," very glad I didn't remember how good the independence felt and I am very glad there was no rush because I used to dream of crashing
        They are always available to help me to find a new job, when I need it - Community Based Assessment (CBA) - subsidize

        A study showed that for every $1 state tax dollar put into Division of Vocational Rehabilitation, $10 more
        state tax dollars returns to the state by us getting out and earning money and paying taxes.

        Involved in the Brain Injury Association
        great place where I have made many good friends
        in Colorado they referred me to CU Boulder for speech therapy

        Recommendations:
        if someone just lies in bed - avoid casts - move them to music
        Vocational Rehabilitation for people with disabilities
        medication checklist or alarm clock
        journal
        energy sheet
        health insurance
        encourage family to be supportive
        focus on what you can do, not what you can't do

        enjoy continuous therapy - cooking, working out, hiking, skiing, giving speeches, etc.
        wear a helmet, several friends broke their helmets - heads fine
        kids tell me "wear a helmet, you are totally cool and respected"

        my endless list of reasons to wear a helmet:
        my toes
        my right side
        my vision
        my speech
        3 craters in my head
        hospitalized for 6 months
        4 prescriptions, 32 pills and 1 patch each day at 6 exact times

        if you enjoy eating, breathing, walking and talking
        etc.

        Brain Injury Association of Colorado facts:
        - every 15 seconds in America a person sustains a traumatic brain injury (TBI)
        - every 5 minutes one of these people will die AND another will be become permanently disabled

        - over 2 million TBI in the US per year, 500,000 severe enough to require hospitalization
        - as many people die each year from a TBI as in the entire Vietnam War
        - motor vehicles accidents cause-50%, falls-21%, violence-12%, sports-10%
        - TBI is the number one killer of American youth
        - wearing a bike helmet reduces the chance of a TBI by 88%
        -after surviving one TBI we have a 50% chance of having a second TBI

        Christina Snyder

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          Christina22222 about 1 year ago

          Hi Suzanne,
          How did you have your brain injury? Everyday I stay positive by focusing on what I can do and not on what I can not do. That is very helpful to keep me positive. What did you think of my story?
          Christina

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        • Gender: F
        • Age: 44
        Condition: TBI 2 additional condition(s)
        Quality of life:
        • Mental: None
        • Physical: None
        I am: vg
        I have:
        TBI

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        Christina22222
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        • Age: 44
        Condition: TBI 2 additional condition(s)
        Quality of life:
        • Mental: None
        • Physical: None
        I am: vg
        I have:
        TBI

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        • Age: 44
        Condition: TBI 2 additional condition(s)
        Quality of life:
        • Mental: None
        • Physical: None
        I am: vg
        I have:
        TBI

        Christina22222 was feeling very good

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