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cerebral hypoperfusion/ brain scars

By Anonymous June 10, 2016 - 4:18am
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My ex asphyxiated me every night for 3 1/2 years. I found out about it for years after it stopped. He was a wrestler and he came up from behind and use the police type holds. There's some other previous traumas that I've experienced earlier in my life and have for which I am choke holds. There's some other previous traumas that I've experienced earlier in my life and have TSC for which I am finally fighting providers for therapy as I am not military. My question is multi faceted. On my scans have been negative I even had went to detect old bleeds, it looks for trace iron ions and it was negative. Hypoperfusion will not lay down the same amount of iron and therefore I have no quantitative diagnoses. However my neuropsych evaluations heart extremely abnormal. I've undergone CBT and did well but that only last for so long. I am concerned or questioned the fact that there are stars in my brain due to the lack of perfusion there has to be some areas of Damage I have expressive aphasia problems and executive functioning skills problems that are all indicative of ABO. I am rather intelligent with an IQ of 139. And I have been asked by three people if I've been evaluated as a savant since the injuries. Is it possible to become autistic after a brain injury? I've never heard of such a thing. Also i'm doing extensive research on that narrow nurse and 28 years who now has a injury of the nervous system and I would like to let you know that the clinical treatment modalities are lacking in an entire Spectrum of care needs. I was never hospitalized so I never received the acute rehab. However, once the patient is discharged there is no follow-up and this is a very grave error this silent epidemic information that is out shows that about two years after TBI about 60% of patients try to commit suicide. Multiple studies that I have found show that 60 to 80% of all male inmates encroach on facilities have suffered moderate to severe head injury. What I have found in my research is that there are behavioral problems following ABI which is obvious as it is written out that we have executive functioning skills deficits. Executive functioning skills are extremely important and adjusting to society. Without follow up I do believe that there is a latent malignant condition with TBI due to lack of monitoring of adjustment. Due to the loss of social skills and abilities a person needs to find a new place in society because they are different and they can no longer for the most part most people cannot thank Sharon as they once did. Therefore A person is forced to read to find themselves and find a way to adapt. Adaptation Maning finding a new life and managing to find a new way to interact with people successfully. I know this due to my research. And I am very very concerned I have attempted suicide three times because of this and that is a very normal trend. What happens is the person that does the such as myself then becomes label of the psychiatric and the treatment thing goes from but I'm up to top down. This is a devastating and pretty much leads to further deterioration and desperation and hopelessness and loneliness. What is it that we can do to stop this? How can we reach clinicians and explain to them that the nervous system is not separate from psychiatric and behavioral medicine. The nervous system is composed of a subset of organs to fulfill one purpose to Sensi environment, assimilate the information, then react to it and that reaction is what we call behavior and then we evaluate the response to The action and then this goes on and on and on. As biopsychosocial beings, the physical neurologic structures perform sensory motor responses that are Actually behavioral response and adjustment to the environment. The nervous system transcends the body. Any other body organ system is considered self contained the nervous system is self contained as well therefore there should be no separation between behavior and structure. Please consider the social implications and review the statistical analyses of post brain injury adjustment disorders. Thank you for your time. Remember an experimental laparotomy for lysis as a vacations is called that because there are no diagnostic studies to show that adhesions exist. Therefore no credit fied data can be obtained to show that there is scar tissue in the brain. The brain will injure and scar just like any other organ system. When there is a scar such as in the heart from myocardial infarction that tissue is no longer viable the same thing has to occur in the brain if you can't fix a part of the heart you can't fix a part of the brain. Most injury or silent when it comes To Trumatic brain injury and very few people are ever hospitalized or treated I do believe that this is one of the causes for the alarming rates of drug addiction and social breakdown. This may sound paranoid or exaggerated however 28 years experience as a neurologic RN as well as three years of extensive research trying to adjust to my ABI has shown me that this is very alarming. I have been in touch with professors at UCI. They do acknowledge clinical treatment modalities do not fulfill the needs of this patient population. A person has to interact with their environment that is what the brains function is the environment deals with social systems that's how I function and get along. A person that cannot get along and society is considered deviant. These are the patients was silent injuries. A person that is had a stroke and is obviously brain-damaged is given social graces and they're taking care of by society. Thank you for your time I hope this has made an impact upon you

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Hello Anonymous,

Welcome to EmpowHER. Thank you for sharing your painful experience with our community. I am so sorry to hear about all that you have endured. You have raised our awareness of the dramatic and long lasting effects of traumatic brain injury. Without adequate blood supply, brain functions deteriorate and cannot be fully recovered. Only with treatment, can there be some regaining of function.


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