Jasmine Twine was stationed in Newport News, Virginia, when she started to notice that some things were off.
“The shipyard had a lot of fumes, so when I started to have vision problems and headaches I thought it was due to that,” she said.
Doctors first prescribed Jasmine new glasses and medication, but when she started having debilitating headaches, they ordered a CT scan of her brain. The scan revealed an urgent condition: a cyst on her brain that required surgery. Complications from the removal of the cyst resulted in an acquired traumatic brain injury (TBI).
Jasmine learned that whether TBI is acquired or results from a blow or jolt to the head, the symptoms and treatment are similar.