Friday, September 17, 2010
No TBI support for those of us that are stuck in Pocatello Idaho
Hi,I joined this group, because w.e (Idaho) does not have ANY sort of support group. I suffered severe hypoxia when I was 17 and also traumatic hits to the head. I have had 5 brain surgeries and I still am here. I look completely FINE, but my brain is rewired. People say I am a miracle, but I am a recluse. No one close understands. When I speak about having TBI, they tell me it is an excuse. I did not breathe for almost 15 minutes back in 1974, I had aspirated my stomach contents and had no brain stem activity for 12 hours. My parent's had planned my funeral. Throughout my life, I got married, had 3 kids and now I am a grandmother. Now that my kids are grown and out of the house, I am alone. Our state is ranked 47 for mental health care, we don't even have a neurologist for a community of 50,000. I have a PV shunt in my brain and I was life flighted to Utah, where I begged for surgery (inter cranial pressure), but the triage assessed me as a psych patient and put me on the back burner.