|I received a severe closed head injury causing
27 years of amnesia and my left side to be paralyzed for a few weeks.
I'd gotten a brain stem bruise too (requiring full life support for a few
weeks). I was comatose for about two weeks. I couldn't walk,
talk, eat, or do much of anything. I'd picked up a major staph infection
during my care and was put in isolation for the rest of my stay.
Hence, I was denied any formal therapy in a rehab hospital.
A hole was drilled in my skull to vent the
excess pressure. My brain was swelling after being knocked around
so much in the collision. I've been through a tremendous amount of
therapy to get to where I am now. I've earned a degree in electronics
from HCCS since that accident. I've had to rebuild my life and am
doing quite well now.
This web site shows you a little bit of it...