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    TR: hyperbaric oxygen therapy

    as some of you know, i've accumulated some tbi over the last few years. in an effort to reverse some of the damage, i was recently prescribed hyperbaric oxygen therapy. i had my first treatment yesterday afternoon and my second this morning. basically i go into a really thick, really big septic tank for 100 minutes and watch shitty movies with mildly retarded strangers. the first few minutes are the pressurization stage when the tank fills to 2 atmospheres, equivalent to something like 70 feet underwater. after that, i don a plastic hood-ish thing akin to one of those fancy hazmat suits. the hood thing fills with 99% pure oxygen and i breathe that in for the rest of the dive.

    the nice lady who did my intake gave a cursory scientific explanation which was mostly over my head but i took away this basic understanding: the enriched oxygen supplied to my brain tissue promotes stem cell release which means healing or something along those lines. anyway, i'll be doing this twice a day, five days a week, for four weeks. i can't tell any difference yet but have experienced some tiredness and blurriness but both those things are apparently normal. once i get a little further along into this and start seeing some results, i'll report back. i had an spect scan done which showed the tbi a few weeks ago so hopefully i'll have a follow up scan to prove tissue restoration. pics to come.
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    Interesting treatment, I hope it works for you and provides relief. I would be interested to see pictures of this septic tank if you are allowed to take pics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by knumbskull View Post
    Interesting treatment, I hope it works for you and provides relief. I would be interested to see pictures of this septic tank if you are allowed to take pics.
    i'll get some this afternoon.
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    Does he still write?

    Only kidding...Hope it helps ya out!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DSSK Jr. View Post
    Does he still write?
    and a good day to you, sir!
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    I picture a higher pressure version of this:

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    Good luck SUF! I hope it has some positive results for you.

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    Behold the septic tank
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    Cool.

    If you get anxious easily I recommend reading this when you're done with your time in there.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Byford_Dolphin

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    Quote Originally Posted by abraham View Post
    Cool.

    If you get anxious easily I recommend reading this when you're done with your time in there.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Byford_Dolphin
    i was wondering how that thing could kill me. i know pure oxygen is pretty flammable as well.
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    Who invaded Spain in the 8th century?
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    did your 5g improve?

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    couldn't ya just go scuba diving real deep with a big tank o' oxygen? should be the same effect but just a bit more fun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stealurface831 View Post
    Behold the septic tank
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    How is progress? Feeling any different?

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    Quote Originally Posted by John_B View Post
    How is progress? Feeling any different?
    marginal effects if any so far. my dad says he can see some difference in me but he is the one paying for it so he definitely wants to see something. but i'm only five treatments in and results can take awhile apparently.
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    this is super interesting thanks for posting.

    maybe you already mentioned it - but is there any objective testing done before and after?

    I know a lot of chronic symptoms from head injury are not easily measured - just wondering how one gauges the results (or how the people administering the treatment gauge results)

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    Quote Originally Posted by bennymac View Post
    this is super interesting thanks for posting.

    maybe you already mentioned it - but is there any objective testing done before and after?

    I know a lot of chronic symptoms from head injury are not easily measured - just wondering how one gauges the results (or how the people administering the treatment gauge results)
    Yep. So I had a spect (single-photon emission computed tomography) scan done a few weeks ago which led to the conclusive diagnosis of the damage itself and prescription. The symptoms were gauged using something called a total brain assessment which measures a few different metrics related to overall brain function. So the spect is the baseline for actual physical trauma; the assessment for the emotional cognitive symptoms.



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    cool thanks for the reply. Tell them to get better movies in the tube.

    please continue documenting your experience

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    Quote Originally Posted by bennymac View Post
    cool thanks for the reply. Tell them to get better movies in the tube.

    please continue documenting your experience
    Actually watched dances with wolves and Dave today. Both excellent films in their respective ways.

    Pretty relaxing really ‘cept for this old lady that kept trying to tell me bout “Indian” history during dances with wolves. “Did you know that they used every part of the Buffalo so none of it went to waste?!”


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    If only they let you smoke menthols in the tube.

    Seen any hydraulic turtles? They live under pressure. That’s why they’re hydraulic
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    Quote Originally Posted by stealurface831 View Post
    i was wondering how that thing could kill me. i know pure oxygen is pretty flammable as well.
    Two more related links of you wanted to read about similar stuff
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diving_chamber

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Ivy_Bells

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    That's one interesting therapy! My impression is it is used for space travel training. How's the results so far?

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    Fart Captive Enclosure.


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    oh yeah, i forgot about this thread.

    i finished my treatments like a month ago and really can tell no difference. i'm supposed to get that second SPECT scan mid-July so maybe that will show results that i just can't feel. i don't know. i consider it a waste of money and time at this point.
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