Elizabeth Part One
Although one might reason that a more significant brain injury is harder to recover from than a less severe injury, this is not always the case. Elizabeth suffered from both a major brain injury involving coma and brain surgery and what is commonly referred to as a “mild TBI”. Ironically, her second less severe injury left her with more significant problems than her first injury. In this segment, Elizabeth describes how she was first injured in 2002 after slipping on a wet floor and hitting her head on a couple of machines and then the concrete floor. Her injury involved bleeding on the brain which required her part of her skull to be removed and then re-attached. Elizabeth was in a coma and experienced some posttraumatic amnesia; she briefly talks about what she remembers after her injury. Posttraumatic amnesia is used to predict the outcome of brain injury.