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
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
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