This piece is still as important today as it was when I wrote it earlier this year. It’s absolutely critical that people get the right information right away after a concussion or mild TBI. Understanding the nature of the injury and taking appropriate steps can mean the difference between healing well and prolonging your recovery. I messed everything up, so I paid the price for years, afterwards. In some ways, I still am.
If only I’d known…
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These things took me years to learn. Actually, people knew them, but nobody thought to tell me. And the people who knew them, either didn’t tell me right away, or were not within reach of me.
Now, thanks to the interwebs, I’m passing them along. And I’m writing a short guide for people who also need to know this. It’s not long. It will have pictures. It will be basic and (hopefully) easily digestible, so even a “freshly” concussed person can use it.
Here they are:
- You’ve had a brain injury. Not once, when I was concussed, did anyone ever tell me that I had a brain injury. Not when I fell, or got hit, or got tackled, or was in a car accident. The idea that my brain was injured — and…
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