Brain insult

Hi My name is Mike and I had a brain tumor (cerebellar hemangioblastoma) removed in 1990 at Landstuhl. I had a few complications, a bleeding artery (subdural hematoma) and an irrigation system (shunt) had to be placed in the 3rd ventricle. After the surgeries I was in the hospital another two years taking 4 months to learn to walk. After six months in three hospsitals, I went to the Brain Injury Rehabilitation Unit spending 18 months there. I was released in 93 to go back home to Oregon and back to school. I dropped out after 30 credits. This is taking too long.
I moved to Missouri and tried school again. Finished a few classes but I had troubles in Math and social interactions. Met mec in 1997, moved to Texas, after many problems including buying a house, I moved back to Missouri with only my military pension. I moved to Seneca, Missouri in 05, got a house in 08, had mental problems, walked away from that house too. Now been living in a retirement home for almost 3 years…

Welcome, Mike

That’s a really rough road that you have travelled. I think that you will find there are plenty of people here to completely get where you are coming from.

Join in our conversations, or even start one of your own! We’re glad that you’re here, and we hope that you will be too.

Seenie from Moderator Support

Seenie, I wrote several letters to ■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■ trying to get
access to chat, can you help?

Hey Maltman, sorry we gave the impression that we were ignoring you. The real answer is that we don’t have chat that works worth a you-know-what at the moment. For a while we tried a chat function that was tacked onto the site, but it was confusing and, for lack of a better word, lame. (For instance, you couldn’t see who was online, so if you got on chat, you’d have to holler into the dark to hope someone would “hear” you.)

All that being said, we’re still looking for a way to install chat that works. Of all our thirty communities, it is this one that needs it the most. We’re working on it.

Sorry for the delay in getting back to you.


That would be great, as I was a regular at TBI Chat (which has been gone for years)…It helped me through my darkest days…And when I started to get a grasp of my life, I was able to return the faver!..

A easy working chat is a must for the TBI crowed! Thanks