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Unread 11-11-2012, 04:06 AM   #1
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I am t60 years of age and have a number of medical issues. I had a fall at work about six weeks ago and had to be airlifted to a trauma center as I was on Coumadin and struck my head where I was unconscious for about a minute and began to vomit, etc.

I am still out of work as I have issues with balance, light, noise, nausea, vision, etc.

Before this I had been diagnosed by a major medical/college research institution with severe fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, human parvo-B-19, dysautonomic and sever peripheral neuropathy and some other disorders. In addition, I recently, had surgeries for a DVT which was about two feet in length than ran from my ankle to my abdomen. This may have occurred after a fall down a flight of stairs about three weeks previous to the DVT. Prior to that I never had any blood clotting problems nor had any of my family members. That was "successful" and I am now on Coumadin.

I had been getting along in a functional manner until I fell at work and the PCS problems appeared. The aforementioned symptoms from it make it very tough for me.
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Unread 11-12-2012, 02:41 AM   #2
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SR2000,

It is great to have you come and be with us. You will fine a great number of dear friends to listen when you are in need of ears. Please, just let us know how we can help you out. You will find out we are supportive and relaxing place.

Click onto the following forum to meet a group of dear friends to assist you in your questions:

Traumatic Brain Injury and Post Concussion Syndrome:
http://neurotalk.psychcentral.com/forum92.html
Peripheral Neuropathy:
http://neurotalk.psychcentral.com/forum20.html
Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue:
http://neurotalk.psychcentral.com/forum12.html

Please keep us up to date on your condition. Again welcome, looking forward to seeing you around. My thoughts and prayers are with you.


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Unread 11-12-2012, 05:53 AM   #3
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Welcome to NT

This is a great place to come and find support and answers.

My mom was on Cumadin. It's a tough drug to take. After 10 years or so, they ended up putting a filter in mom, for clotting factors. She is not on blood thinners after that. Every person is different in their needs and why they are on blood thinners. You should wear a band for your own safety.

So sorry you're having so many problems. It's not easy, I'm sure.

Did you get copies of your medical records? I'm sure there's a lot of tests, labs, scans, etc, that will give you lots of answers.

The more informed we are about our medical history, the better our chances of successful treatment in the future.

Caregivers and healthcare providers do want the best for their patients. I do believe that, in spite of some medical provider issues I have of my own. But on the whole, I do believe we need more attention when it is not clear why things are not right with a person.

Be wise. Be informed.

It may help to keep a diary for future reference.

Give yourself time to heal. Concussions are hard to get over sometimes.

Be very careful of hazards around you that may cause you to lose your balance. Falls are your enemy. Take every precaution till you're steady on your feet. Be safe above all.

Get plenty of rest. Keep hydrated and listen to your body.

Take care...
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Unread 11-12-2012, 11:07 AM   #4
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You are correct about falls. I have been diagnosed before the accident at work this October with Chronic Peripheral Neuropathy (EMG Testing) and now use a walker as compared to a cane when I move any distance.

I must watch and not have another fall after a rather bad concussion this October.

Again thank you for all the advice and kind words they are most appreciated.
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Unread 11-12-2012, 04:06 PM   #5
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You are indeed a STRONG person SR2000 to deal with your situation, all good wishes for ya! Stay strong.
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Unread 11-13-2012, 12:06 AM   #6
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WELCOME to NT !

This is a wonderful place of support and understanding.

Make yourself right at home! Feel free to post in any of the forums. You'll find a caring soul around every corner and it's a very down-to-earth atmosphere.
Just holler if you need help finding your way around or have any questions.

It's great to have you!

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Unread 11-13-2012, 10:28 AM   #7
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Thank you all for such kind and encouraging words!
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Unread 11-14-2012, 10:56 AM   #8
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Welcome to neurotalk. Sorry to hear about your fall and subsequent PCS symptoms. While all head injuries are different, six weeks is not all that long in the recovery process. Quiet rest, good nutrition, B-vitamins are all important. Fish oil is also frequently recommended. Take care of yourself and it’s likely you will see continued progress. Best to you as you recover.
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Today: Neuropsychological examination five months post-accident indicated a return to normal cognitive functioning, and I returned to work approximately 6 months after the accident. I am grateful to be alive and am looking forward to enjoying the rest of my life.
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Unread 11-21-2012, 10:01 AM   #9
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Wishing everyone the best of health and happiness for the holidays.
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