TBI One Love Michelle Owens
Hello, my name is Michelle.
I was 36 years old and I was driving to work one day when I had an accident, single vehicle. Investigations show I swerved to miss something and then put the car into a spin and hit a gum tree. Apparently it was raining heavily. I was GCS 3 initially and then 4 for two weeks. From there I slowly climbed up until 15, Over about 3 months. I was then in a rehab ward where I underwent intense rehab for 6 months. After then I was discharged home. Here I continued outpatient rehab for a further 2 years. My injury was in 2009 and it has completely changed my life as with everybody else that has suffered a TBI. I am very passionate about spreading information about TBI as the public knowledge about it is so very poor! I am a doctor working towards returning to practice again. I have learnt so very much from this experience!