ProTeacher Community - View Single Post - Have you ever had a concussion?
View Single Post
Empty Nester Empty Nester is offline
Joined: Jan 2007
Posts: 743
Senior Member

Empty Nester
Joined: Jan 2007
Posts: 743
Senior Member
Old 08-28-2017, 08:33 PM

I've had two concussions. The first happened about 25 years ago when I fell backwards while cross-country skiing and blacked out. The second happened two years ago when I slipped while getting out of the shower and banged the back of my head but did not pass out. Both times I had CAT scans to be sure there were no skull fractures or intercranial bleeding. The headaches lasted for several weeks and it also took a while for me to be able to concentrate or focus on something for long periods. Both times I was also told not to drive for a week and to avoid using anything with a screen (tv, computer, kindle, etc.). I would get really tired very easily with the least bit of mental exertion.

You might want to consider taking a few days off even though it's a real pain to miss time at the beginning of the year. Your brain has received a jolt and needs time to rest and recuperate.

Hope you feel better soon.
Empty Nester is offline   Reply With Quote

Copyright © ProTeacher®
For individual use only. Do not copy, reproduce or transmit.