Impact of TBI on Mental Abilities

Impact of TBI on Mental Abilities


I have, uhh, part of my, uhh, left
calf that was, uhh, blown off, uhhh, Got shrapnel in my left thigh. I’ve
got, uhh, had torn cartilage in my left knee. Uhh, got torn ligaments
in the left shoulder. I’ve got uhm, I don’t know, can’t remember what it
is, but there’s somethin with my left wrist that doesn’t bother me that often.
Uhm, three holes in my left eye. Uhm, I’ve got, uhh, hearing damage to my-
in my right ear and, uhh, mild traumatic brain injury. I have a hard time reading,
uhh, staying focused to read. Uhh, I would lose my place. I have to read the
same paragraph like eight or nine times and still I will not get it. Uhh, there’s
times where I th- words get stuck. I can read it, but it doesn’t make any sense
to me. Uhm, I’ve lost- I never was really any good at math anyway, but I- math
just doesn’t make sense to me anymore. Uhh, Sometimes I don’t even recognize
the numbers. And it takes me a long time to- to like ok- that’s a seven. Oh, okay,
that- that’s what it means. Ok, that’s number seven. When- when I worked for
the post office, it- it- I would always be late on a lot of stuff cause I
just- stuff doesn’t make sense to me.

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