Info About My Head Injury (TBI)




                                                                Hi  My  name  is  carl   I  had a massive  head injury on Jan 15,1999.
                                                It  totally  changed  my life  where i am not the same   and never  
                                                will be  again. On  of  what happened.  About  9  or 10 pm  on jan
                                               16, 1999 someone  broke into  my  place   and beat me  up   took a  
                                               tire iron or  whatever   beat my skull in   leaving  a  8  inch  gash on  
                                               top of  head   about  3 inches  deep  and  about 2 -3 inches  wide.  
                                               It  was'nt  till  about 930  next am i was found  one my friends went
                                               over   and seen a  blood trail   from my home  . Landlord  refused   
                                                to allow access   finally got in i was  found  in a blood  soaked  
                                               room  laying in  a coma    with less then   4 %  of my blood left in  

                                                body    was  rushed   to hosp  and concluded  if been  another  30
                                                min  been to late.   


                                                was in  sw general hosp   in Cleveland  Ohio  for about  13 days   
                                                they had to  have me  on life support for about 8  days of that
                                                time  my heart  stopped   several times   had   constant  bleeding  
                                                from ears I was'nt  expected to live    let alone   walk, talk  or
                                                even see  out of one of  my eyes.  

                                                Injuries i  had   i  had a  partially severed right ear inner  ear bone
                                                damage  <  have 60%  hearing loss  in that  ear>  partial  sight  
                                                problems in  right  eye   bells palsey   which eventually went
                                                away   motor  movements   in  my left hand  can only type   with
                                                one finger in my left hand.

                                                After  waking  out of   coma  and  eventually   leaving icu   which i
                                                was there  for  18  days.  I was  transferred   to   Metro health  for
                                                rehab treatments.  

                                                MY ongoing health  troubles  since injury   I  have constant   
                                                troubles  passing out   am on several  medicines  for  both
                                                seizures    and  vertigo  all caused  by   the beating ..   I  left  hosp
                                                too  soon    i was supose stay for 3  months but refused.  

                                                Since injury  I am unable  to work drs  fear  that i  would get hurt in
                                                my  trained  field  industral welder  and   millwright helper    
                                                professions  ive held.  so I am  currently  On  disability    through  
                                                Social Security    been trying   to work  but  not allowed  and is
                                                hard  try get work with  most your skills  now  gone.  

                                                Allot of  people ask  me did  cops caughts the  jerks that did this to
                                                me  the answer   to that is NO Fact  to  matter is this   before all this
                                                happen the then Landlord  was found in my place  stealing  from me
                                                a and when caught    threatened  me  I  never thought anything of a  
                                                75 yr old man  mouthing off  to me.Later found out  cops  refused  to
                                                do anything   for reason his  son was  a  strongsville, ohio    police
                                                officer .

                                                  if  asked   i  will avoid  the subject  IM  very mad on this  i have  
                                                to deal with post  traumedic  disorder and all meds i have take   
                                                finding myself laying on floor on a regular basis  because
                                                someone decided  to beat me up...  and not  steal a thing ...   below
                                                is a few pics  of when in hosp.....  

                                                As of 2011 I stopped  taking Seizure meds  and was able slowly use my

                                                left hand normally but still have other issues ill deal with Im still very

                                                tired on daily basis i still have take  vertigo meds  and watch how i do things

                                                I help my brother on his care in 2014 James Had a stroke  So i do all i can

                                                But because of my weakness and tiredness  i have take naps  off and on

                                                during day  I need a average of 18 hours of sleep a day but normally

                                                only sleep 2 if im lucky