TBI took my life
May 2010 I was driving a motorcycle when I way t-boned by a Ford F-150. I was only traveling at approx 20 mph. I remember see green (truck color)then I was just starting to stand and I was in front of the truck and my bike was down the road.
I do not have any memories as to how I went over the bike or how I landed. I came up with great rage, swearing words that I would never say, I even punched this mans truck! I was a 45 yr old female mother of 2 sons and a professional business owner of 20 years.
Besides the rage and extreme shoulder and wrist pain I felt I was very lucky. I was just down the road from my home so I told the ambulance to leave..(#1 mistake as I would have gotten better emergency care)I arrange for my bike to get taken care of and my son picked me up..I then went to E.R and sat for 2 hrs not being seen, my son was bitten by a pit bull so I signed myself out, still in extreme pain. Drove myself to another medical center where my son was taken..I asked them to see me, they had no concerns for my brain, just splinted my wrist and gave me an order for xrays.
The next day I went for xrays no breaks in shoulder or wrist I had a script for pain so I was driving to my local drug store and I was LOST??? I sat for a while, could not figure out why I was were I was, then I seen the script on my seat, said "oh yes thats where I am going". A week later I am driving on the highway headed out of town and I have no idea why I was doing that so I turned around went back to E.R, all they were concerned with was my shoulder (they seen a small fracture) then they seen where some air had leaked from my lung up into my chest/throat region. Then someone said , wow she must have been hit pretty hard. 10 hrs later no dr concerned about my brain signed myself out.
I ended up with a neruo that tested me and i was having seizures. Long story short, my brain was never treated after the accident with anything, 4 years later I am financially struggling as I gave away a 20 year business ..I cant work I have memory issues, poor judgement, rage, anxiety, depression I am almost 50 and my financial future was robbed from me as well as keeping any type of personal relationship.
I did research on my own, and knew that a lack of hormones had to play a roll in my slow healing but I could not get my local doctors to work with me, and lack of insurance didnt help.
This information NEEDS to get to the ER Physicians! I know I would have had a much different result with proper care at ER. I am still searching, any information that you could provide that I could give to my local dr to encourage them to look at the hormones would be great. I have taken articles, they dont look at them, but research notes my make them take notice.
Thank you for any help you may be able to give.