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    Is it better to have a Tramatic Brain Injury when you suffer a SCI?

    I downloaded Christopher Reeves audio book from iTunes. Christopher Reeve says that his doctors said it better to suffer a TBI when suffering a SCI cause when your brain is healing so is your spinal cord. Is this true cause I suffer a TBI with my SCI in July of 02? I was lucky to walk 6 months after my injury. Couls this be the reason why I walked? I was a C-5,6 fused with C-4 SCI
    C-5, 6 SCI. Took about 6 months to walk. Walking full time. Without any assistance since Nov. 2003 and will make a full recovery

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    Quote Originally Posted by mj23
    I downloaded Christopher Reeves audio book from iTunes. Christopher Reeve says that his doctors said it better to suffer a TBI when suffering a SCI cause when your brain is healing so is your spinal cord. Is this true cause I suffer a TBI with my SCI in July of 02? I was lucky to walk 6 months after my injury. Couls this be the reason why I walked? I was a C-5,6 fused with C-4 SCI
    mj23, of course it is not "better" to have a head injury. Many people do recover from head injury and a head injury may make a incomplete spinal cord injury seem "complete". Therefore, a person who had a head injury and a spinal cord injury may have an incomplete spinal cord injury and recover better than a person who has a "complete" spinal cord injury. The fact remains is that you probably had an incomplete spinal cord injury. If you did not have a head injury, you probably would have recovered earlier and better than you did. So, it is not better to have had a head injury.

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    I do not think so...like Wise said...if you have a complete spinal cord injury and a TBI...you may be worse off. That was the case for my boyfriend. He has a T-7 complete spinal cord injury and a TBI. He was in a coma for about 4 months and in rehab hospitals for over a year. He now has memory issues and sometimes fatigue and temperment issues along with being in a chair. He rather only have the spinal cord injury because then he could remember things that were important to him before his injury.
    "Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot nothing's going to get better. It's not." - Dr. Seuss

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    ya i figured that im just saying what christopher reeve said.

    Only problem with me is that sometiems my short term meomory is a lil bad but that just happens when i dont get enough sleep. I mean I have never forgotten who i am or where im at or where Im going.
    C-5, 6 SCI. Took about 6 months to walk. Walking full time. Without any assistance since Nov. 2003 and will make a full recovery

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    I would not think that two injuries would be better that one anytime. Seems like something someone with a brain problem would come up with.

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    Given the choice, I always choose no brain injury. Sounds like you caught a lucky break, and hallelujah for that!

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    Quote Originally Posted by porchdog
    I would not think that two injuries would be better that one anytime. Seems like something someone with a brain problem would come up with.
    Thats funny lol
    C-5, 6 SCI. Took about 6 months to walk. Walking full time. Without any assistance since Nov. 2003 and will make a full recovery

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    I'm not sure but I'll get back to you next week after Christmas after the surgeons have removed the frying pan that will be imbedded my head......you see I got my old lady a shovel for Christmas (and other things).

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    heres an article where DR. Mcdonald talks about having a brain injury and sci. its where it says man or mircle, second paragraph

    http://rx.magazine.tripod.com/rl_20001018.htm
    C-5, 6 SCI. Took about 6 months to walk. Walking full time. Without any assistance since Nov. 2003 and will make a full recovery

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    mj23 that's really interesting, it would be great to know if there is more information on that. We are definitely complex beings.
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