Concussion and Traumatic Brain Injury – Linda A

Concussion and Traumatic Brain Injury – Linda A


(Music) Hi, my name is Linda, and I’m so grateful
to have found Dr. Jaudy. He’s basically saving my life and giving it back to me. I slipped at work, and hit my head on a slab of ice and hit my head
really, really hard, and haven’t been quite right since. Because it was work related, I’ve seen a lot of doctors who have not
been very helpful. One doctor wanted to, because I fell subsequent to the
initial fall, which I understand is not uncommon with
a traumatic brain injury and concussion, and so his thought was to put me on epilepsy
medication, and with mood elevators, without even
evaluating me properly. So, one thing led to another, and a doctor
friend of mine saw an article about Dr. Jaudy and his work, and emailed it to me, and said, just
read this. You might want to check it out, and I had an initial consultation with
Dr. Jaudy, and I thought, oh my god, he knows,
he knows what’s going on with me, he understands the brain, so then I had a full consultation with him and evaluation. I sustained this injury about a year ago, and I’ve only had eight treatments with Dr. Jaudy so far, and we’ve got a treatment plan, and I’m
seeing progress every day. Every day I see more and
more progress. I look different. I feel different. I am different. I’m able to think clearly enough to pursue having a life now, and if I have to adjust and accommodate, you know, at least I’ll be doing so
with a lot more of my cognitive abilities, and the rest my body
is getting healthier and healthier too, as we go. My ability to speak is improving. I’m in sales, and it’s very challenging for me to find words right now, but
improving, improving, improving. I can type like there’s no tomorrow, but since seeing Dr. Jaudy, my… I can think more clearly. The fog is lifting. I have a great deal more hope. Friends
who’ve seen me from when the accident first happened,
and see the change in just the short time I’ve been seeing Dr. Jaudy, you know, I have told them how grateful
I am, and one friend who is a dentist, said, he’s
saving your life Linda, and I just cried, and then I thought,
you know, that is so true. I have hope for my life now. What the other doctors and therapists
suggested is that, well, you have a brain injury. You’ll buy
a five hundred dollar day planner for people with brain
injuries. Deal with your grief, adjust, get over it and get on with
your life. People who don’t have a brain injury, don’t have a clue of what it’s like to be in here, and it’s like some people said, well, you’ll never be the same, so you get to
know this new person. Fortunately for me, I can still type and write and communicate
very clearly through the written, typed word, so even my sister was… I didn’t tell her
about the accident right away, and when she first saw me, she was horrified, and then I read
her one of my letters to one of the legal representatives, and she said, oh, my little sister is
still in there. Hang in, Lin, we’ll get you out, and Dr. Jaudy and his office are helping me, helping
me think, helping me heal, and also giving
me hope for a life. If I’d stayed with the other
doctors and their course of action, the future looked pretty grim. His techniques are cutting-edge. He knows. When I first came, I
told my friends that, oh my gosh, I just met the best doctor
in the world. I feel like I’ve been on sick bay on the Enterprise, so
I’m so grateful, and if you or any of your loved ones
have any kind of head trauma, or, I know he deals with
other issues, but for head trauma there aren’t too many people who know
what’s going on with the brain and in the whole body connection, so by any means necessary, if you
have an issue, come and see Dr. Jaudy. I’ve…
over the course I’ve seen probably about 20 doctors, ranging from the neurologist, that wanted to medicate
me without evaluation, a couple of neuro, neurotherapist… I forget what kind of doctors they are, but it was basically talk therapy,
and in my opinion, someone with brain injury needs a little bit more than talk therapy. They had intended to do some neuro-feedback with some high-tech
equipment. They sent me to a couple orthopedic
doctors for my head injury. That’s a tough one
to figure out. The MRI, you know, didn’t look abnormal to their opinions.
Dr. Jaudy had different opinions on what he saw. Acupuncture helped a bit but the fog… and the fog lifted just a little bit, but
it didn’t remain. Some of the things that I can do now that
I couldn’t do in the past, almost a year… Even being in a big group of people, with people
talking and noise, has been very, very challenging, and
that’s improving. For Thanksgiving recently I was able to join friends and be able to stay about
three hours. I did have to take a break, but earlier in the year, I had about a
twenty minute maximum that I could be around people.
Dr. Jaudy explained to me what was going on in my brain that made that very challenging and
very difficult. I’m just… again, I can’t say how
grateful I am to have found Dr. Jaudy and the hope that I have, and I’m only just beginning
on this journey, and you know, he’s a miracle maker. He really is. What makes Dr. Jaudy different is everything. He is kind, he’s compassionate, he’s knowledgeable. Oh my god, the man knows what he is doing. I’ve told some of my friends about
what’s happening with me, and they say, well, what kind of doctor
is he? and I just kind of look. I say, well you know, he’s a scientist.
He knows about the brain. He is totally, totally knowledgeable about what’s going on.
I would love to see him cloned, and I’d love to see all the doctors that
I’ve already seen, come and learn about healing people, you know. Doctors are… Dr. Jaudy really is a picture of “do no harm,” and he’s about healing, and he’s about the whole person. We’re just all very fortunate to have him here on
the planet with us. Thank you. (Music)

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