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I Have Had a Concussion

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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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    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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    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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    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 1 Response Mar 9

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    It Didn't Seem Like a Bad One, But It Changed Me

    ALWAYS WEAR A HELMET, AND ALWAYS SUE!!! I was riding my bicycle 3 years ago down a road sort of in the country near my house. I was going by a house with 2 pits and a man in the yard. They ran across the yard in a diagonal toward me, and I didn't want to stop, yes, because they...
    catlover47 catlover47 46-50, F Oct 14, 2013

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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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    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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    Concussion

    I had been to my second hydrotherapy session for a workers compensation claim and I was on holidays. The work Dr rang and said I had to go to the city for him to check me out & if I didn't my claim would cease. It had only been approved the week before after being lodged 5...
    ozroller ozroller 51-55, M 1 Response Jul 26, 2010

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    Well about four. Three from sports.

    One from someone dropping me on the gym floor in PE class in HS.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Mar 26

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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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    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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    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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    So about a year ago, I was at practice

    and we were trying a stunt, where they would through me 15 feet In the air, and I would do a back tuck in the air and they would catch me again, I was scared to death! I was shaking, I was all clamy, I was light headed, and so I loaded into their arms and they counted "1, 2, dip...
    Bflyboo14 Bflyboo14 13-15, F 4 Responses Oct 30

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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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    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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    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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    Between MMA and football,

    yeah, I've been knocked around pretty good in my day :P
    Contentio Contentio 18-21, M 3 Responses May 4

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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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    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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