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Old 10-01-2012, 10:46 AM   #22
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Originally Posted by Altis View Post
Concussion, fractured rib, dislocated shoulder and knee, sprained wrist, thumb and ankle, bruised to hell, and airbag dust in my eyes... the usual sore neck and back. Oh, and paperwork (that can feel like an injury too! )
glad to hear you're ok.

As someone who has had a lot of head injuries, put it on your list in the settlement that you need to get neuropsych testing done ASAP and a followup at least two times in the next few years.

It's expensive, I doubt insurance will cover it. But it will help you figure out if you have an lingering effects of your brain injury.

Why would you want to know that? If you feel fine, everything is fine right? Wrong. The most common side effects are short term memory problems, which are nigh impossible to self diagnose and often lead to problems keeping jobs, problems in relationships, etc.

Trust me, I've had bad short term memory from age 20->39. It wasn't until I got tested and found I was in the 15th percentile for short term memory that it all of a sudden my life made sense. In between there, I'd been mis-diagnosed and treated for depression.

Here is some info about Mild TBI (traumatic brain injury). Please get this checked out. The medical world is getting its head arout TBI, finally.

http://traumaticbraininjury.com/symp...-tbi-symptoms/

edit: here is some info on the testing:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neuropsychological_test

The reason to do it asap is to get a baseline for future tests.

Best of luck,
gk
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