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PachankzI just had one too, no slurred speech or nausea but had memory loss and head hurt for like a week.
Take your time and take it easy man . Only get one brain in this life.
.otto.true but all the dizzyness and headache lasted for only and hour or too, i feel perfect now no headache. when will you start skiing again?
PachankzIt's been a week today. I probably will go this Monday. I was taken by ambulance to the hospital because I couldn't remember shit .
I also strained muscles in my neck and abdomen so my whole body needed a week to heal.
seanahue.Were you ever evaluated for a baseline test...?
I would go, but don't have your heart set on skiing to the point where you make a foolish choice and risk your health. Do some rigorous physical activity (that doesn't put your noggin in jeopardy) a few days before you go and see how it feels. If it still doesn't feel right, no shame in just going to check out a new place and not shredding. There's plenty of sweet shit to do out here besides skiing after all
.otto.Thats crazy, i was able to drive home from my ski area, but it kicked in about 45 minutes later with slurred speach and all, that kinda freaked my parents, but your sounds alottt worse
also with helmets, is my helmet not useful anymore? should i get a new one?
thanks for all the opinions
SounderI would definitely go. I've given myself a minor concussion or two along with whiplash and then gone out and had a mad fun day within a week. Just stay stocked up on tylenol/ibuprofen...
.otto.im taking the test today with a trainer from my highschool in about an hour.. ill post my results when im done, its just going to be really difficult convincing my worrisome parents other wise
.otto.thats what im thinking...
but how bad would it be to hit my head again and compound the concussion
B.QuincyHow long have you been symtomn free? If over a week then its questionable, if over two weeks which i know would put your right before then you should be good. But be careful ive had three and two were within a month of eachother during ski season and i went skiing about a week and a half later and ended up getting symtomns back and doctors got really mad at me. It actually made the concussion way worse because they said that skiing is almost worse on it than a contact sport because of how involved it is and almost every aspect that concusions affect is used while skiing. I definitely still feel the affects of my concusions and it sucks.
td;lr : I wouldn't go despite what people say, your parents are right it can fuck you up.
.otto.i have been pretty much symptom free 24 hours after it happened, i might feel a little dizzy at times but thats it,
gnar_whalOp seek a real doctor for medical advice, taking advice from ns doctors isn't the best idea
NightFantasiesThis. The only people who can tell you the real answer is a REAL doctor. No, they aren't out to get you and to take away your sweet turns in CO... they are trying to make sure you don't have to wear a helmet and sit in a wheel chair the rest of your life.
I have a friend who got a concussion from football... a few weeks later on his first week back in gym class (he got approved by the doctor) took a basketball to the head and got it compounded.... he can't play sports anymore because one more concussion and he will have permanent brain loss. I'd say play it safe, you have your whole life to shred and your brain matters more than your money.
I also second the other opinions to just go to CO and do some cool stuff! It really is an awesome place outside of skiing.
NightFantasiesI'm saying even with immediate clearance there is no guarantee... when you get a concussion your brain is in a vulnerable state. If he falls over standing still in the lift line and hits his head he could get a compound concussion, its that easy.
BortyWell, maybe being 70% german, 30% house cat is paying off. I don't think I've ever fallen over while standing in a lift line.
Call me reckless but I think I'd consider that a safe place.
I mean, OP could fall rolling out of bed. I'm not saying skiing doesn't have it's dangers, but if you go out and cruise, you aren't really putting yourself in too much danger.
If OP rides the gondola is that ok? Then he can board it in his ski boots, and only needs to click in at the top of the run.
.otto.My argument to my parents is kinda like what borty is talking about
i could end up not going on this ski trip and just fall skiing or doing something here anyways
I went into talk to the our highschool medical sports dude and he said ill be good to ski for my trip... but then again he isnt a doctor and is used to shipping out football players to go back to play as soon as possible after their concussions