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  • No, I don't think that we should have a head injury forum

    5 9.62%
  • Let us try a head-injury forum and see what happens

    12 23.08%
  • We should have a head-injury forum

    24 46.15%
  • We must have a head-injury forum

    11 21.15%
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Thread: A head injury forum?

  1. #11
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    Sounds like a great idea. I suffered a concussion that lasted for days along with a bleed in my brain due to my accident. It could have easily been much worse. I welcome the new forum.

  2. #12
    I hesitate. Altough I have worked with manyTBI patients in my career, none of this experience is recent, and I believe this is true for most of the other SCI-Nurses. I don't feel that I would be able to field Care or New Injury type questions adaquently for those with TBI.

    If we do this, we would need to recruit more moderators who have this as their area of expertise, and would need some separate forums for many issues. The behavioral and cognitive issues alone can be overwhelmning, so finding a good moderator who has this level of expertise would really be needed.

    There are some sites that provide forums specific to TBI. I would be more comfortable referring folks there for such support and assistance.

    http://www.birf.info/

    http://www.biausa.org/

    http://www.tbiguide.com/

    http://www.braintrauma.org/

    http://www.krempelsfoundation.org/

    http://www.unc.edu/depts/recreate/spot/frame.html

    http://www.bindependent.com/

    If we want a Research (only) forum here, that is up to Dr. Young.

    (KLD)

  3. #13
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    Quote Originally Posted by marmalady
    Anybody else have an opinion?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Myc0
    Isn't the Politics forum already a head-injury forum?
    This made me LAUGH so hard! Thanks for the true enjoyment.

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    Which head?

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    I voted it's a must have. I think I remember a doctor telling me that some spinal cord tissue is the almost the exact same tissue that is in the brain, if that's true the science to regenerate it should be similar. Then again maybe he said that they were the same in that they don't regenerate on their own I was still in ICU, and on morphine so I could be way off.
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    I think its an excellent idea! In my Sertoma Club, I have been asked if we
    had one within CC, as a new member works with sci/trauma/brain injured ppl. and they would so like to have a place to come with questions and information their injuries.

    The individual she mentioned is fine, communicates well, its just his brain
    is unable to make his arms and legs move, hence a form of SCI. She felt it would be so nice for them to have the info we have on UTI's, pressure sores, etc.

    If the medical staff in here can handle the extra work load that might be involved, I see no reason to prohibit them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by queen
    I think its an excellent idea! In my Sertoma Club, I have been asked if we
    had one within CC, as a new member works with sci/trauma/brain injured ppl. and they would so like to have a place to come with questions and information their injuries.

    The individual she mentioned is fine, communicates well, its just his brain
    is unable to make his arms and legs move, hence a form of SCI. She felt it would be so nice for them to have the info we have on UTI's, pressure sores, etc.

    If the medical staff in here can handle the extra work load that might be involved, I see no reason to prohibit them.
    Q
    People. If you heard this lecture; http://sci.rutgers.edu/forum/showpost.php?p=542731&postcount=120 you will hear that any person (regardless of what we consider a typical brain injury) with a spinal cord injury also to some extent has a brain injury, this due to axon death and synapse damages in our brain neurons from disconnections as for those fibre synapses connecting to our brains. This goes for descending and ascending axon connections to our brain has been damage a tad, towards our neurons in our brains which are hurt by this. Lucy us tough, I read a couple of days ago that Dr. Wise Young said that this could free up some more thinking processor capacities (lol) as such due to our brains didn’t have to deal to much with body systems like temperature and body functions and so on. Dr. Wise said it in a scientific and a good way, so did Davies too but still… Well, scientists tells us all this , what do you think?

  9. #19
    Debbie is one who had a brain injury in the hit and run that also caused her SCI. I'd be very interested in reading this forum, especially the experiences of those who have had both SCIs and head injuries together.

  10. #20
    While a patient at Shepherd, I got to know a few people with TBI. I recently read many of our soldiers are returning with head injuries. I think it is an excellent idea for CareCure to have a head injury forum to offer information and support.

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