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I experienced a head injury on my way to make a presentation about HIV. I was in a hurry and didn’t want to wait on the elevator that sometimes got stuck between floors. So with four inch heels on I ran downstairs with my business cards and other educational materials in my hands. Halfway down the straits I tripped and fell head on into a brick wall at the foot of the stairs. I don’t know how long I was out but when I came to I was spread in the midst of the materials which I did not recognize at all. I did not recognize any of the items, what they were or how they were to be used. I did not even know my name on the business cards. I had no idea what the red liquid was that kept dripping onto the floor. Subsequently I was taken to ER for stitches for the gash in my forehead. Consequently I developed seizures. I refer to this accident as my “Damascus Road” experience as it changed me spiritually. 

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I grew up on a farm and was bucked off a horse when I was 22 years old. I was in a hospital for two days and did not remember a thing.  Also fell off a load of hay when I was 18 and was knocked out for about an hour.  I am 74 Years old have a little memory loss but have balance problems that require the use of a walker.

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Yes 30 years ago, I was in an abusive marriage. I walked in the door from work and was punched  in the side of my head unexpectedly. I remember seeing "stars" where it was actually my vision was blurred and I remember falling. I do not remember hitting the ground. I am clueless how long I was unconscious. 

I woke up to my 4 year old daughter screaming. She had jumped on her father's back and was attempting to pull him off me. 

He was attempting to strangle me. I only managed to gasp & tell her to lock herself in her bedroom.

She ran in her room and called the police and correctly gave them our address with explicit directions as to the location of the apartment in the building.

The police kicked in my apartment door and arrested my now EX husband.

At 4 years old she saved my life. 

Thank God I just taught her how to say her complete phone # & address. She was just starting kindergarten and was going to be riding a bus. 

I had no clue she would have to use her new skill so soon. 

 

 

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Unfortunately, I've been knocked out a few times during my 66 years on this earth.

 

A high school baseball teammate argument was the first time. He desrevingly hit me on the side of the head so hard that it knocked me out and broke his hand. Fortunately, our coach never found out. We are good friends today.

 

I was knocked out a couple of times, when I used to ride **bleep**

 

Lastly, I was knocked out in a cave in,  when I was a miner.

 

Collectively, these incidents have no doubt contributed to bouts of short-term memory loss that I suffer from today.

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Husband had a traumatic brain injury about a year ago. Mostly recovered, but not completely. Fell down the steps.

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Have you ever had a head injury?  Do you remember being knocked out?  Tell us how you were knocked out.

 

Research shows 16% 40 6 percent of Americans 40 and older have been knocked unconscious from a head injury,   Read more here - https://www.aarp.org/health/brain-health/info-2018/knock-out-during-head-injury-common.htm

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