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Jordan
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 22, 2007 2:38 pm GMT +0000    Post subject: Concussion Reply with quote

I had a small crash that resulted in a slight concussion. I was out maybe 30-60 seconds.

I have had no residual headaches, but did have a little tunnel vision etc for a day or so.

When will it be safe to I ride my bike? Is there anything else to worry about?

I did receive medical help and later had a cat scan.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 22, 2007 4:30 pm GMT +0000    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jordan:

Lay off the bike for at least two weeks. The problem with a concussion, you are more prone to repeat concussion if you take another header in close proximity to the the prior concussion. There is a syndrome called repetive concussion syndrome. It is often incurred by athletes who get back into the game to soon and can lead to early retirement, brain damage or even death. I hope for your speedy recovery, just don't make it too speedy.

Thanks,
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 22, 2007 4:55 pm GMT +0000    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, what he said.

...and, from this time forth you should reduce your riding speed by 2mph.

You're welcome!

MTB-)
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 23, 2007 12:51 pm GMT +0000    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks doc. I didn't think I could get any Mojo working for the next race any way.

Funny you talk about repetative. I rode shotgun all the way hom from Terlingua staring at an illustration of an airbag blowing into someone's face. i moved the seat way back. Weird little fears we all have.
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