What Tony Dorsett and I have in common

Yes, what Tony Dorsett said… I too have no intention of just letting concussion/tbi get the better of me, so I’m doing what Mr. Dorsett is doing – working out regularly and eating well. Don’t presently have a need for hyperbaric oxygen chambers, but then, I haven’t spent years on a gridiron getting slammed by huge football players.

The Concussion Blog

Tony Dorsett, NFL Hall of Fame member, was one of the most high-profile players to join the ever-growing law suits against the NFL.  It may have shocked some, however his name and now his words only go to help with the awareness of concussions, Mike Florio of ProFootballTalk writes;

“There are some good days and there are some bad days,” Dorsett told the Beaver County (Pa.) Times earlier this week, in connection with the 20th annual Tony Dorsett/McGuire Memorial Celebrity Golf Classic.  “So I am being proactive instead of inactive.”

Dorsett works out regularly and eats well, and he’s considering experimentation wit a hyperbaric chamber, a device Ravens receiver Anquan Boldin recently said he may use to assist with the health of his brain.

“I can slow the process down . . . there’s optimism about that,” Dorsett said.  “I feel if I can slow it down, I can…

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Author: brokenbrilliant

I am a long-term multiple (mild) Traumatic Brain Injury (mTBI or TBI) survivor who experienced assaults, falls, car accidents, sports-related injuries in the 1960s, '70s, '80s, and '90s. My last mild TBI was in 2004, but it was definitely the worst of the lot. I never received medical treatment for my injuries, some of which were sports injuries (and you have to get back in the game!), but I have been living very successfully with cognitive/behavioral (social, emotional, functional) symptoms and complications since I was a young kid. I’ve done it so well, in fact, that virtually nobody knows that I sustained those injuries… and the folks who do know, haven’t fully realized just how it’s impacted my life. It has impacted my life, however. In serious and debilitating ways. I’m coming out from behind the shields I’ve put up, in hopes of successfully addressing my own (invisible) challenges and helping others to see that sustaining a TBI is not the end of the world, and they can, in fact, live happy, fulfilled, productive lives in spite of it all.

2 thoughts on “What Tony Dorsett and I have in common”

  1. I’ll have to check into them. Not sure my insurance will cover them, but you never know. There may be alternative/similar treatments to neurofeedback, such as the HeartMath monitor or some other sort of monitor to help with managing stress. I believe the BreatheHeart application at http://coherence.com/instruments_html_production.htm operates on similar principles. Or course, it’s $300, so if I’m going to get one, I’m going to have to save up. But more and more instruments are coming out that might prove helpful.

    As for HBOT therapy, I’m not sure I’ll ever have access to that, because of the cost. I don’t have any medical records of any of my TBIs, so the justification for my doing it is a lot more iffy than Tony Dorsett’s.

    In a pinch, there’s exercise and controlled, measured breathing…

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