Patient Comments: Head Injury - Cause

Please describe the cause and outcome of your Head Injury.

Comment from: pam, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: January 24

Dec.15th I fell and came down on the sharp edge of a sidewalk. I have damaged the Supraocipital nerve, my left eye is swollen as when as the orbital socket. I was tolerating things at first even with the horrible large knot on my head and the sensitivity to my left side of my face. The longer it goes the more confused and blank I am. I try to get focused and I get more agitated and frustrated. The headaches have increased as well as the forehead pain. Is this normal? How long does this usually take to resolve itself? Or how should I approached the Dr. no one seems to be more interested in getting better than me. Or does this just take a lot of time. I am just looking for suggestions not a diagnosis.

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Comment from: patient, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: November 16

I bummed my head at a steel cage last year. My right eye swelled up and I had severe headaches. In December last year I start collapsing by myself. They did a CT scan but there was no bleeding or swelling. At this very moment I can't walk coz my right leg is lame I have shortness of breath and my spinal cord is damage. I'm going to see the neuro specialist in January 2012 and see what they say. I'm just wondering if it is the head injury that's causing this.

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Comment from: obbi, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: May 03

I fell off the side of the staircase going up to the bedrooms on the second floor. Our family dog decided to beat me to the top of the stairs and knocked me off of the side of the stairs about half way up, approximately 6 steps. I flipped and fell head first into I am not sure what. This was 7 days ago. I went to the doctor and he stapled the laceration in my head shut but did not take x-rays of my head or neck. Which was odd because that is where I had the majority of my pain. He had my leg x-rayed because he was suspicious of a broken leg but that was fine. I thought it was odd that he did not investigate my head injury more as I am and have been on warfarin for the last 6 years for heart failure. I am wondering if I should go back in as I still have this nagging headache and stiff neck and nausea in these last few days. The headache is no worse than it was the first day but no better either. Tylenol etc has not helped. I am confused and not sure what to do next.

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Comment from: timca, 25-34 Male Published: August 17

I suffered from a major head injury. I am a man from Great Britain and this is my story of what happened to me that changed my life. It all started on January the forth, I was a student studying film production at university. I had a part time job which I was working on new years eve, so I didn't get the chance to go out, celebrate and party like all my university friends were doing so we rescheduled for the forth of January. As the weather was cold (January usually is in Britain!) and very icy. I was unfortunate that night and slipped over on the ice and banged my head. At first I was alright but after a short while my friends started noticing I wasn't making any sense in what I was talking about and acting peculiar so they phoned me for an ambulance (this I have no recollection of). I was then taken to hospital and they said I had suffered from a blood clot (subdural hematoma) due to the accident. I was then induced into a controlled coma which I remained in for the next four months. I recovered fairly well due to circumstances and I was then transferred to a specialist head injury care home. This is where I started realizing what had happened to me, my memory was terrible, I was in a wheelchair, I couldn't walk, I couldn't speak properly and had many other neurologic problems. I was in the care home for about another eight-nine months before I was discharged. In this nine months I relearned practically everything again, to walk, to speak, to interact in conversation, loads of occupational therapy. I now live my life to the full, and I am so happy that I managed to live through such a traumatic experience. I hope this has been of some use to you and thanks for reading.

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Comment from: Omg, 25-34 Male (Patient) Published: February 20

I was hit in the back of my head just over a month ago, my head was bleeding for 4 days. Till this day there is still a big lump.

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Published: September 26

My partner died from a brain injury by falling down three steps. He had a blood on the brain and damaged his brain stem, so if he did survive he would not be able to do anything. Even though the hospital staff did all they could to save him he would have been very brain damaged. So if you do get a big bang on the head get it checked out please.

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