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Concussion

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Comment from: Maria, 19-24 Female (Patient) Published: July 06

The recovery from concussion is long and hard. I so badly wanted to return to school and to work, but I just couldn't function. I couldn't comprehend the lessons I was reading, couldn't keep attention in class, and struggled with simple conversations with my friends. I was also just so tired all the time, so finally, at the urging of my friends, I took some more time off and it worked miracles. I didn't realize how debilitating concussions can really be. Thank goodness for my friends.

Comment from: moonwoman, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: February 17

I had severe ringing in my ears. I knew I was about to pass out. Next thing I knew is I heard my puppy crying and he was walking on my back frantically. I was face down against the cast iron bath tub on the white tile floor. I pushed myself up and looking down I saw a pool of blood and my bent and broken glasses. My head began to bleed. I could feel something above my left eye. It was a piece of eye glass lens. I pulled it out and it stopped bleeding. I was so disoriented. I was unsure what to do next; call the ambulance, or sew up my head myself. Feeling woozy, I sat down and called 911. I was overly giddy. I kept giggling. The ambulance personnel put me on a gurney and supplied oxygen. I was very light headed. I felt no pain. My eye and cheek bone are majorly bruised. My face now aches. I have 7 stitches above me left eye. It has been 3 days since I passed out. My vision is blurry. I feel dingy. I have been vomiting. My eyes have pressure behind them. I am very tired. I have been sleeping a lot. My skull aches. This is my 4th concussion in 20 years' time.

Comment from: Sarah, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: July 17

I am new to concussion after consultation with doctors, specialists, and numerous MRIs, x-rays, etc. In or on June 6, 2014, straight line winds (I believe 70 mph) snapped a tree that fell through my ceiling and my head stopped the tree from hitting the floor. Here's where it's weird. I rushed to the emergency room. The weight and the force broke my ribs and I got blood in my lungs (that's not the strange part). A year to that exact date later I fell off a 20 plus feet balcony in 2015. I can't work.

Comment from: (Patient) Published: October 09

I fell off my bike and hit the side of my head under the helmet. It's swollen at the site of the injury and I can't close my jaw.

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