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MARCH IS BRAIN INJURY AWARENESS MONTH

 
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Hello,

My name is Dr. Nicole M. Eastman and I sustained my traumatic brain injury on December 15, 2010. I was on my way to work when my car was hit by a semi truck on I-696 E near the Van Dyke exit at approximately 65 miles per hour. The initial impact was from behind, which sent my car spinning in a counterclockwise direction. I was then hit in the driver's side, I ...lost consciousness, went under the trailer of the truck per my witness, and there was evidence of two other points of impact on my Chrysler Sebring. Much to my surprise, I was sent home from the emergency room without appropriate care. The physician did not even assess my concussion symptoms. The least that they should have done was a mini mental status exam, as one of the leading causes of death following discharge from an emergency room is CONCUSSION. I was sent home with papers saying, "No significant injuries sustained!". Oh and I was not even given any pain medicine to help with the pain that would intensify to the point of being unable to move. THIS LACK OF APPROPRIATE MEDICAL CARE IS UNFORTUNATELY ALL TOO COMMON.
 
 

4 Comments to MARCH IS BRAIN INJURY AWARENESS MONTH :

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Dr. Nicole M. Eastman on Wednesday, February 29, 2012 4:23 PM
Michael, Thank you! I cannot even begin to express my gratitude! God bless you, my friend! Sincerely, NIcole
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Julie Hamilton on Wednesday, February 29, 2012 5:31 PM
It is so true that some of the medical cares attitudes is appauling & they should most definatelty not be working with people medically , It is so forgotten how much people need to be treated for who they are and not like an number.
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Melissa Laramy on Wednesday, February 29, 2012 6:09 PM
I can't begin to tell you the difference I have personally felt since joining ASBISG. Having a connection to people that are experiencing the same things that my husband and I deal with on a daily basis has lifted a tremendous weight from my shoulders, simply in knowing we aren't alone.
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Marlo on Wednesday, February 29, 2012 9:13 PM
I love it I added a few more to my page dont forget to add them to BRAINS MATTER!!!!!!!!
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