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I Have Had a Concussion

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    I Thought It Was A Dream For Years.

    It seemed so vivid when I think about it. Im sitting in my dads lap and I just start throwing up. My brother is in my mothers lap and he is puking too. And then i black out. Years later my dad is having a discussion with someone and the topic of concussions somehow came up. He...
    Meanderinghearts Meanderinghearts 26-30, F Feb 11, 2012

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    I have had many conclusions in football

    and wrestling but never a major one.
    persononinternet persononinternet 16-17, M 1 Response Jan 11

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    Anew

    So I hired a lawyer on Wednesday. What a way to be ushered into adulthood, huh? I really didn't think I would ever have to be one of those litigious Americans that sued people, but since I also dropped out of college this week due to the lasting effects of a bran injury, I am...
    Searchingformyshalom Searchingformyshalom 18-21, F Jan 11, 2013

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    What a Trip That Was...

    This stems from another story, "I was in a car accident". I didn't really know till after the fact, that I was even suffering from one. When it happened, I had also bruised my knee, so that had most of my focus. The day of the accident.  My mom said that...
    meowmeowface meowmeowface 36-40, F 1 Response Jun 1, 2007

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    Just A Few Minor Ones..

    Throughout my life, I suffered a few minor concussions. The first one I remember was from falling down a spooked horse. The horse's hooves missed my body, but I still smashed down against the ground pretty hard. I was lucky my safety helmet took the blow, but the following...
    DarkShadowfax DarkShadowfax 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 27, 2010

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    Let's See...

    I was on my bicycle, going downhill. I was only a little slower than the cars passing me when I went down that hill. On a flat paved road I top out around 30mph if the bike can do that. I always remember that in mph instead of kph because the first time i ever got to use a...
    AngelaDark AngelaDark 31-35, F 4 Responses Jun 30, 2008

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    I'm a Texas boy visiting my grandparents in

    Montana. The other day I went downhill skiing for the first time. After a few hours on the hill I was coming down off a hill and up over a blind ridge. This is when I ran into a snowboarder.... Or so I have been told I'm missing a good 2-3 hours so I don't remember most of the...
    Justanotherjack Justanotherjack 18-21, M Dec 30, 2013

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    9th Diagnosed

    Just over a year ago I suffered my 8th concussion. The symptoms dragged on for months and while still recovering I had a fall where I was diagnosed with my 9th concussion. These have occurred through the span of my life, many from martial arts and hockey and a few from clumsiness...
    jeffunder jeffunder 31-35 1 Response Dec 19, 2012

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    Laxbro

    Happened on March 17th 2012. I am huge lacrosse player (take that literally too i am big) i love the game more then anything. Well on that day it was a Saturday on Saint Patrick Day we had practice in the morning. I don't remember the practice at all, but from what my friends...
    Stickpanama Stickpanama 18-21, M 5 Responses May 9, 2012

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    Unconsideralble And Unthinkable Pain

    One day I was riding my bike around and wheelie here and there and I come to a stop sign so I get off of my bike and walk it across like I always do I stop and look at the driver who is specifically waving me across so I start walking my bike across the rode when all the sudden I...
    Baayen Baayen 13-15 1 Response May 29, 2012

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    The Cons Of Being A Tomboy

    I grew up with a lot of guys and they all treated me like I was a guy as well. One of the major "guy things" is wrestling. The one day I was at my neighbor's house and her mom's friend's son was there. He was a bigggggg kid, but I thought I could take him. We went in the living...
    RoastofRump RoastofRump 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 17, 2011

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    My Concussion

    ok so this happend last week on friday. lunch had just ended and i was grabbing my packpack to head to class. That pretty much all i remember about what happened before; but from what everyone had told me... Alex was pushing my friend Breanna and she kept telling him to stop. he...
    junebug787 junebug787 16-17, F Oct 29, 2012

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    I Had Concussion, And It Was Horrible!

    My brother had a horrible metal cabin bed in his room, and underneath it he had his fish tank. I was in his room looking at the fish and he was messing around. He tickled me and I jumped, stood up and whacked the back of my head on his cabin bed. It was agony!After a few hours...
    XxAlouettexX XxAlouettexX 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 26, 2011

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    Idiot!

    Ergh.. I have a probably-not-that-smart habit of punching ymlefs in my face when I think of something I don't want to. Well, I did it a little too hard right on the squishy bit where face becomes head. I've had a concussion once before, and this feels the exact same. Shiiiiiiiiit...
    Squishyable Squishyable 18-21, F 1 Response May 21, 2011

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    Concussion Sucks....

    So far its taken 5 months of my life! It was my own stupid fault and as they say "I've changed " :-) I still have my sense of humour by the way but will tell you the story... I've always enjoyed a drink and a good night out with the girls, I don't mean falling around drunk...
    redlady1958 redlady1958 51-55, F May 9, 2012

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    My First (Diagnosed) One

    In 10th grade P.E. class, we were playing pickle ball with partners. Mine hit the ball under a small table behind me. The table was kind of short with a metal underside. I got the ball from underneath it, but when I stood up in a rush, I hit my head on the metal part of the table...
    chococat159 chococat159 18-21 Mar 22, 2013

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    Back a while ago I was jumped by this public

    school kid and we got in a big fight and he punched me in the head so hard I fell to the ground and smacked it on the pavement. My mom was at work so i went home and got my healthcard and went to the hopital. They told me it was a concussion and not to play sports for a while...
    LandonS LandonS 16-17, M Mar 4

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    Well about four. Three from sports.

    One from someone dropping me on the gym floor in PE class in HS.
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    Right Now, Actually

    On Sunday evening, I was at an indoor waterpark. There was a slide there that you had to go down headfirst on a blue mat. I knew this would be a problem but my dad wanted to go on it so I did too. I hit my head on the way down and got myself a second degree concussion. Needless...
    chococat159 chococat159 18-21 Jun 2, 2011

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    Seeing Stars! And It Ain't Hollywood

    I was about 12 years old. Hanging out at my grandparents during the summer I was at a friend’s house. Had been there awhile so I decided to ride home real quick to check in with my grandma so she wouldn’t worry. Hopped on my Huffy Nitro and started heading that way. I...
    Antwan1914 Antwan1914 26-30, M Feb 29, 2012

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    If I Was Aware.. It Could Have Been Different </3

    I'm 13 years old and I love playing the game of soccer although it's a big risk for me. I've had two major concussions since September 2011. Both from soccer. I don't remember the first concussion as much as I do the second. I know that the girl attempted to jump over me and she...
    hwood18 hwood18 13-15 May 29, 2012

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    2 Concussions In 2 Months

    I was 12 (and still am) I was playing soccer for my travel team and I dove for the ball because I was the goalie and my head hit the ground and the ball deflected off the post and hit me in the back of the head. I kept playing. the second one happened two months later in January...
    FatGuy586XL FatGuy586XL 41-45 2 Responses Jan 13, 2013

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    Patient Results

    I work in surgery as a Surgical assistant. After sugery, I cleaned up all the instruments and such just after the patient left the room. The lab called with some results of the last blood we had sent. I took my instuments to the elevator to go down to the reprocessing area...
    1juniper 1juniper 51-55 Oct 12, 2012

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    I'm On My Second Severe One!

    i am on my second concussion the first time people fell on me then i got hit in thed with a soccer ball i am out of all sports for 3 months! be careful these things r serious im only 13
    TayLovesU TayLovesU 13-15 1 Response May 14, 2012

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    When I was a kid, maybe five years old

    or something, my brother wanted to scare his friend. So he put me in a cardboard box and said that I should jump out of it when his friend came to our house. So I did, and my arms stuck inside of the box and i fell forward, landing my head on the floor. It really hurt ofc, but I...
    Jennyboii Jennyboii 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 9

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    I'm a Texas boy visiting my grandparents in

    Montana. The other day I went downhill skiing for the first time. After a few hours on the hill I was coming down off a hill and up over a blind ridge. This is when I ran into a snowboarder.... Or so I have been told I'm missing a good 2-3 hours so I don't remember most of the...
    Justanotherjack Justanotherjack 18-21, M Dec 30, 2013

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    Atm..........

    happened yesterday, when we took the puppy to the dog park.It was the first real snow day this year and we thought it'd be a nice treat for her after leaving her with my parents overnight...anyways going down a snowy/icy stairway I managed to slip and fall backwards on my...
    sweetsie sweetsie 26-30, F Dec 31, 2011

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    I just got a concussion three weeks ago.

    I just got a new full time job. I was happy to work there. But since the concussion they let me go. Not only I'm I not the same anymore cause of my concussion I lost a great job. It's depressing. I'm lost and feel all alone. No one in my life understands how I'm feeling. I'm...
    cara12345 cara12345 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 17

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    Related Experiences

    I had one yesterday in the evening. It's been a while since I've had one, and I don't know if that's the reason why it was so much worse than what I usually have had in the past...
    Riafarah Riafarah 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 31

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    Here I go again I were I am staying I may not stay long but that shoud not be a reason I just have so menny people who want me to fail its just now and you are who should fail...
    judp judp 46-50, M Apr 8

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    So I had 9 unilateral ECT's, it destroyed my memory, cogntiive abilities, like now I'm retarded at math, and I can barely remember what I'm reading, get lost in conversation, and...
    BFowler BFowler 36-40, M Apr 9

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    First of all í want to excuse my spelling and grammar i am not native to english i am from Iceland. I have had several of these experinces though must of them happened to me as a...
    notendanafn notendanafn 22-25, M Apr 13

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    Always bulling me for no reason . Making fun of me for just saying hi . Always being famous even if u r mean. Making me weak . Telling me words that hurt me . That's enough I have...
    Lonelyvamp2 Lonelyvamp2 13-15, F 6 days ago

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    I have had many jobs over my lifetime
    sDg95212 sDg95212 56-60, M Apr 1

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    I have had my heart broken more like shattered. I spent eight years of my life loving someone unconditionally...all to find out he didn't love me back. I gave him my heart and he...
    Angela1989 Angela1989 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 6

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    I have had enough of my unhappy marriage, it's time to get out and enjoy my life again!!! Life is short, you never know when will be your last day.
    Dixiechic66 Dixiechic66 46-50, F 3 Responses Apr 11

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    This was not a dream of the rapture happening- more like a feel of it. I have had dreams woth the rapture actually happening, this is not one of them. I looke outside- I saw a...
    EvangelistTeen EvangelistTeen 13-15, F a week ago

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    Travel is a great way of changing your perspectives. I was becoming involved in some directions I didn't really want to go in, with so many aspects of my life at home in France. I...
    aoutdouze aoutdouze 18-21, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    In General, I hate girls. Now before anybody says girls have a right not to want to date nice guys or some other bull, I will say this: I am not a smiley, sun shining out of my...
    odis22 odis22 22-25, M 2 Responses Apr 8

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    where I come from, most often than not you marry your high school sweetheart. I've had 2 serious boyfriends in my lifetime (that doesn't count guys I've casually dated & hung out...
    countryanon countryanon 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 28

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    The first panic attack I experienced has two very odd contributing factors. One being I had a very very strong latte at this little cafe. And the other involves a belly bar...
    SassySam77 SassySam77 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 1

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    She was broken. Her heart lay in billions of pieces, spread about the floor like tiny specs of dust. It would be impossible to tell that her heart had even been there at all, had...
    suppressingadulthood suppressingadulthood 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 1

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    The worst pregnancy scare I've ever had was last summer, I had gone to see friends in another province for two weeks and during that time I had hooked up with my ex a few times...
    misspaperwait misspaperwait 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 3

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    It was summer and my mom and I had driven 6 hrs to Utica "Middle of F*cking Nowhere", Mississippi for my first year on lower-staff at an overnight summer camp. Lower staff meets a...
    Amsch95 Amsch95 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 4

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    I remember one boy in 3rd grade that had a crush on me. He gave me a silver butterfly with no antennae. He moved schools after that year. If anyone else had a crush on me they've...
    Schism7 Schism7 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 5

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    I found out I had scoliosis when I was 11 years old, my curve was too serious to be fixed with a brace so my family opted for the surgery when I was 12. Since I was a child when I...
    elliehill33 elliehill33 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 7

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    I had it rough growing up. The first 5 years of my life were very traumatic. Born prematurely and at 24 weeks. Spent the next 6 months of my life in an incubator being fed...
    Findingteesh Findingteesh 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 9

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    When they happen they can overwhelm the good ones and its easy to feel like a victim of life when these happen to me. I try and concentrate on what makes me happy,people,things...
    Quanitta Quanitta 26-30, F Mar 28

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    I'm only 30 but I feel like I'm 70. I feel like I'm at the end of the line. I was a workaholic. My first job was right after school. When I was in college, I tend to work during...
    hopefulunderdog hopefulunderdog 26-30, F 2 Responses Apr 1

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    Quite a funny story actually, i knew about sleep paralysis and had an incident when i was binge gaming... and like, this time i woke up, and was paralysed, thats not really the...
    image2fite image2fite 18-21, M Apr 10

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    But Jesus saved me. I've had sleep paralysis since I was little. My first experience was when I was around 6, and I would wake up unable to move and terrified because a large black...
    sophiedahl sophiedahl 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 11

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    While at uni I was at a party and one of the lecturers was there. She was about 35 and I was 19, and we had a wonderful time at the party, and ended up kissing while we were...
    PinkyPinks PinkyPinks 31-35, F 5 Responses 4 days ago

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    I was in Walmart in the book section and some guy came over and started talking to me out of no where. He told me how he was dating a young girl who was young under age she fell...
    REALWORDS823 REALWORDS823 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 23

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