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Unread 12-06-2012, 12:20 PM   #1
thedude58
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Hello everyone, I joined this site with the hope of learning more about Post Concussion Syndrome.

I survived a head on collision in 1972 when I was thirteen years old. I ended up with a severe concussion and was in a coma for six days. I lost both my parents in the crash.

About a year ago I learned what was meant by a severe concussion and coma. That was when I decided to gather as much information as possible about PCS and enlisted the help of my doctor. I've been referred for testing to determine the extent of the deficiencies with my brain, but those tests are still in the future.

I'll add that I was tested for sleep disorders recently. The sleep study revealed that I have Obstructive Sleep Apnia syndrome. I'm being treated for the apnia with a CPAP machine, and it appears to be working very well. I guess sleep is not so over-rated afterall, I now wake easily in the morning and don't feel exhausted by early afternoon! I mention this because I may have inherited the condition, but it is also a common symptom of post concussion sydrome. Some other symptoms I have, include short term memory issues, occular migraines and attention/concentration issues, however, that is not an extensive list.

To sum up, in the past year I've been diagnosed as having:
Post Concussion Syndrome
Obstructive Sleep Apnia Syndrome
Anxiety
Depression

I'm happy to have found this site. After 40 years of being told by professional and non-professional people, that they do not know what ails me, I'm finally getting some support.

James (Jamie)
Ontario, Canada
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Unread 12-06-2012, 05:05 PM   #2
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WELCOME to NT!

You've found a fantastic place for support and understanding!
Make yourself right at home! People are easy to talk to and the atmosphere is down-to-earth. Look through all the different forums and post anywhere you'd like.
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Just holler if you have any questions or need help in finding your way around!

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Unread 12-07-2012, 02:56 AM   #3
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Jamie,

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.

I see you have found the Traumatic Brain Injury and Post Concussion Syndrome forum. you can great help there.

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 12-07-2012, 11:58 AM   #4
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Thank you for the welcome Rrae and Darlene, your thoughts and wishes are most welcome. Happy to be here,
Jamie
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