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    #16
    I voted it's a must have. I think I remember a doctor telling me that some spinal cord tissue is the almost the exact same tissue that is in the brain, if that's true the science to regenerate it should be similar. Then again maybe he said that they were the same in that they don't regenerate on their own I was still in ICU, and on morphine so I could be way off.
    "There's too many things to get done, and I'm running out of days" 3 Doors Down

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      #17
      I think its an excellent idea! In my Sertoma Club, I have been asked if we
      had one within CC, as a new member works with sci/trauma/brain injured ppl. and they would so like to have a place to come with questions and information their injuries.

      The individual she mentioned is fine, communicates well, its just his brain
      is unable to make his arms and legs move, hence a form of SCI. She felt it would be so nice for them to have the info we have on UTI's, pressure sores, etc.

      If the medical staff in here can handle the extra work load that might be involved, I see no reason to prohibit them.
      Q
      Your life is what you make it, and only you have that choice!

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        #18
        Originally posted by queen
        I think its an excellent idea! In my Sertoma Club, I have been asked if we
        had one within CC, as a new member works with sci/trauma/brain injured ppl. and they would so like to have a place to come with questions and information their injuries.

        The individual she mentioned is fine, communicates well, its just his brain
        is unable to make his arms and legs move, hence a form of SCI. She felt it would be so nice for them to have the info we have on UTI's, pressure sores, etc.

        If the medical staff in here can handle the extra work load that might be involved, I see no reason to prohibit them.
        Q
        People. If you heard this lecture; /forum/showpost.php?p=542731&postcount=120 you will hear that any person (regardless of what we consider a typical brain injury) with a spinal cord injury also to some extent has a brain injury, this due to axon death and synapse damages in our brain neurons from disconnections as for those fibre synapses connecting to our brains. This goes for descending and ascending axon connections to our brain has been damage a tad, towards our neurons in our brains which are hurt by this. Lucy us tough, I read a couple of days ago that Dr. Wise Young said that this could free up some more thinking processor capacities (lol) as such due to our brains didn’t have to deal to much with body systems like temperature and body functions and so on. Dr. Wise said it in a scientific and a good way, so did Davies too but still… Well, scientists tells us all this , what do you think?

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          #19
          Debbie is one who had a brain injury in the hit and run that also caused her SCI. I'd be very interested in reading this forum, especially the experiences of those who have had both SCIs and head injuries together.
          Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.
          - Albert Einstein

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            #20
            While a patient at Shepherd, I got to know a few people with TBI. I recently read many of our soldiers are returning with head injuries. I think it is an excellent idea for CareCure to have a head injury forum to offer information and support.

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              #21
              Okay, it may take a while to prepare but I think that we will have a brain injury forum.

              Wise.

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                #22
                Hello Dr. Young,

                Last month at the SCI Summit in Atlanta, your name was prominent in discussions of spinal cord injuries.

                In Georgia last year, there were 44,000 head traumas and 2,400 spinal cord injuries, which indicates a head trauma forum is certainly needed.

                Thanks for everything.
                Millard
                ''Life's tough... it's even tougher if you're stupid!'' -- John Wayne

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                  #23
                  I voted in favor, but my 2 cents is to construct the new tbi forum so that it can be detached from CareCure to stand alone if it really takes off. As others have noted, we really don't want the current focus to be overwhelmed. It wouldn't just be the new forum that would receive postings, but all of the ancillary forums too (Announcements, Politics, etc.). If it is detached, then there would be a question of funding too. I still think it's a great idea and needed.
                  My opinions,
                  Carl

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                    #24
                    Yes....

                    I would like to see a brain injury forum...I went through head/neck trauma when I had my accident a few years back...and I'm still having problems with my brain...

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                      #25
                      I throw my 2 cents in with those who suggest caution. While I think that a Brain Injury Forum is a good idea, I think that having the professional expertise, keeping the SCI forum with an SCI focus, and having it be able to stand alone are all items to carefully consider.

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                        #26
                        I selected must have, but that may have been a little strong. I think that it would be a good addition and we could certainly add to the pool of resources need by the ABI/TBI injured or caregiver.
                        I think KLD makes some excellent points and I’d like to add that if nursing with those specific skills or experiences could be included also it could really help to turn care cure into a wonderful tool for the TBI group.

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                          #27
                          Thank you, Dr Young.
                          Last edited by lilsister; 6 Oct 2006, 11:14 PM. Reason: disgusted

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                            #28
                            Yes!!!!!!!!!

                            I have a friend who had a bad car accident 6 years ago today and it would be really helpful for us! Please set one up Dr Wise! Thank you for all you do for all of us!!! Your a Man among Men! Thanks, Brad

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                              #29
                              Chiming in again, I think a TBI forum would be an excellent idea; we already have forums for TM, MS, etc. They're ALL neurological disorders; as some folks have said, research currently for SCI can also be applied in some cases to brain injury.

                              If moderators could be located and pressed into service who have a working medical knowledge of TBI, and perhaps family members who also have experience, I think the forum could turn into as valuable a resource for TBI as the forums are for SCI.
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