Posted on February 3, 2012 · Posted in TBI Voices
This entry is part 6 of 32 in the series Kelly

Physical Disability Secondary to Brain Injury: Kelly Part Six

Kelly and I discussed how her physical disability secondary to brain injury and that the physical disability was attributed to his brain injury.

You had the brain injury, the subdural hematoma.  Did you have any other physical disability secondary to brain injury as a result of what happened?

Not that I’m aware of.  The only thing was, I had some left-side paralysis.

Your physical limitations, were those as a result of the brain injury itself? 


From what you understand, your injury was in what part of your brain?

It was in my right frontal temporal lobe. It’s right above the ear, right between the frontal bone, parietal bone, it’s right above the ear.

Did they find any other injury there in terms of perhaps, a secondary injury in a different part of the brain?

That’s pretty much where it was limited.  They didn’t find anything else.

The injury was primarily from the direct impact of the metal of the bridle to your skull?

Yes, sir.

You had a trach?


Did you have any other physical signs of injury?  Do you have a scar where it happened?

Not that I’m aware of. I mean, my hair’s grown back over it.  Every now and then you can still feel a little bit of a, a scar tissue, but it’s not noticeable.

Are there some scars from the surgery itself?

Yes, sir, yes, sir.

How long did you have the trach?

As far as I know, for the full time that I was in the coma.

You had a trach when you woke up and you actually remember having a conversation about it?


When did they take it out?

Four and a half weeks afterwards.

Do you remember that?


Next in Part Seven – End of Amnesia When Continuous Memory Returns

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Attorney Gordon S. Johnson, Jr.
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