Sharing: It’s incredibly important to heal from one concussion… before the next

I had another concussion 3 weeks ago backcountry snowboarding. It was the first head injury since the awful accidents six months prior. I was lucky to have a ski buddy that day. Gone are the days of once a week neuro-therapy appointments. They are wanted to crack down hard, the symptoms are just still too present. […]

via 7 months post-concussions and whiplash — #dearjournalblog

Having another concussion within 7 months of the first is not great. The whole thing can really screw you up. If only there were a way we could just bounce right back.

As for the person who wrote this blog post… Methinks you’d better lay off the mountain biking, till your brain has a chance to heal.

Because it needs to.

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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.

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