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extensive facial nerve damage, smashed face in accident at work today

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Old 03-29-2011, 01:15 AM   #1
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extensive facial nerve damage, smashed face in accident at work today

had a very bad work accident about 4 years ago, blunt trauma tore my forehead and a bit below my eye open, was extremely lucky walked away with a bad concution and didnt lose my eye and got a nice scar, went through about a year of recovery before feeling came back, no problems till today at work when I accidently bonked my scar dead center, couldnt open my eyes for about 3 minutes and within 5 I was dizzy nausiated had slurred speech and couldnt stand to well, I didnt hit my head hard enough to cause a concussion I dont think this is just nerves but from the first accident the damage was so bad it hasnt fully recovered, I doubt it will, when I started having uncontrolled head shakes and twitches they rushed me to the hospital, I wasnt coherent till about 6 hours later and before the accident I was upbeat and energetic I immediately became fatigued and wanted nothin more than to sleep

Doctor at the hospital couldn't understand just how extensive the nerve damage was from 4 years ago and just how sensitive the area has been since, he said its not swollen so your fine its just a concussion, I fought him a little bit trying to explain "Yeah I hit my head a bit hard but not enough to cause one" but I was so messed up I couldn't put up the fight to get the proper exam I needed, I only a few hours ago trusted myself to drive and get a coffee to get some air, now I am sitting here in excruciating pain, its radiating through the back of my left eye ( the one I almost lost) up and down the original torn and repaired area aswell as from my ear to the last 40% of my scalp, I cannot describe the pain I think it is only understandable to people who have had nerve damage and sustained a blow to that area again

what can I use to help ease the pain so I can work, am I in for another year of recovery? im still not right im having trouble typing this

any help or suggestions would be much appreciated,



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Re: extensive facial nerve damage, smashed face in accident at work today

Hi a friend of mine lost his vision to the sides making tunnel vision with a head bang from a beam of wood that fell on him.

An MRI could be done I suppose to check for an aneurysm in case the injury weakened a vessel or in case a blood clot needs releasing with a surgery. I am surprised they did not do one immediately.

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