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2/11/20 1:24 P

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I really sorry to hear about your injuries. I am a retired rehab nurse and have worked with tons of patients in hospitals, in the community and private homes.

I think your primary concern is your concussion. If you don't already know how important it is to keep your follow-up appointments with your neurologist please, please do! It is vital for your recovery. There is something called post-concussion syndrome. If you don't address it, if it occurs you may have symptoms and functional problems for years to come. I'm not trying to scare you, only educate you.

If you haven't had a discussion with our neurologist about physical and or occupational therapy please do so. This is another extremely important intervention that can make or break your recovery. If insurance or finances are a concern there are organizations that can help, if not the hospital.

Rest and sleep is something that is required for recovery from concussions. Many times neurologists prescribe prescription medications. Please ask your neurologist the reason why he or she wants you to take medicine. Most of the time it is not just to relieve pain, but to facilitate healing of your concussion. Remember your brain has been bruised. It takes time and a lot of patience to heal.

I have no idea what symptoms you have. It may be pain (migraines) sensory impairments, memory deficits, depression stemming from your brain ( not just emotional), balance problems, there are a number of symptoms that can occur from concussions even mild concussions.

Please write your questions down and have your neurologist write the answers to your questions when you see him. He may be busy, but that's his job. Be assertive.

If you like you can message me and I can give you links to medical (lay) links with practical information you can share with your doctor.

Blessing and good luck.




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2/2/20 6:08 P

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@XENADU64, I’m sorry, sounds like you have a had rough half a year. Definitely ask your doctor for approved activities so you don’t set your shoulder recovery back.

Walking may be be your only fitness option for the time being, but again, check with doc first. Walking is a great cardio option, and if you live in the greater metro Denver area, as I do, there are a multitude of parks and open space areas.

I make my walks enjoyable with music, and my walks have become a source of pleasure and a great way to de-stress. I feel cheated if I can’t get a walk or run in each day. Another way to make your walks more enjoyable is by walking with a friend. You have to give your furry friends a break for now, but grab a two legged buddy and just start walking.

It’s 71 degrees in the metro area right now, enjoy a walk in this weather before the front moves in tomorrow.



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1/30/20 8:29 A

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" mostly I'm really frustrated that I have to take a break from everything. "
Listen to your doctor(s), and allow your body to heal.

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1/30/20 6:19 A

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I am sorry to hear of your struggles. Unfortunately, we cannot recommend exercises due to your injury. Anything we suggest may cause you further harm because we are just internet strangers with no access to your medical file.

Your best bet would be to have your doctor refer you to a physical therapist to develop a training plan that will help you heal and not cause further harm.

Meghan in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA


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1/30/20 12:50 A

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Hey, I am having a really rough start to my year. In the end of December, I finally recovered enough from my concussion last summer to start working out again. I was getting into the groove of things again, yoga 2x a week, pole fitness 2x a week, getting 13,000 steps in each day walking dogs for extra cash (I'm currently a college student, this is my last semester) and then this weekend I had an accident and now I have a fractures wrist, a hairline fracture in my ulna and another in my radius, and a grade 2 separated shoulder (meaning the ligaments aren't torn but stretched pretty bad). I'm in a lot of pain but mostly I'm really frustrated that I have to take a break from everything. I'm told I will probably have to stop yoga, pole and dog walking for at least 2 months maybe more depending on the severity and how well I heal. I know that I can take this time to really refocus my energy on my diet, which has gotten off track since the concussion, but I really don't want to get out of the habit of exercising.

Does anyone have any recommendations for activities that wont hurt my arm? I live in Colorado, but with my migraines I can't handle the pressure changes while hiking, I will still be trying to motivate myself to walk as much as I can but honestly it's much easier to walk when I feel like I'm doing it to help a dog than for myself. I would like to find something that's still fun, it's much easier to workout when it's fun. I appreciate any suggestions of new activities or ways to make walking more exciting lol.

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