I crashed Saturday and don't remember it !!!
Posted March 25, 2003 - 06:26 PM
The Doctor, who I don't remember said I sustained a mild concussion and that temporary memory loss was normal. Daaaamn!! Thats scarry !! There is a five hour period of my life that involves riding w/ the kids that I have zero (o) memory of. A guy on a quad helped me up, got started and finished the track back to the truck. Parked the scoot, and started wonering around babbling senselessly. The kids 12, 13 & 15 were sharp enough to reallize that Dad is acting seriously goofy called for help. The track personnell arrived and called an ambulance. The ambulance took kids & I to the hospital where I was examined and Cat Scan. Brother in law & friend picked up the bikes and everybody went home.
My present knowlege of what happened is only what the kids told me. Three days after, Im OK, back to work and mostly normal but memory is still no better. I am very frustrated because I don't know how I went down. Has anyone had a concussion experience followed by temporary amnessia? Whats next ???
Posted March 26, 2003 - 04:01 AM
I had a similar situation about 30 years ago while in the Army. I got bounce out of a jeep. I landed on my head, got up dusted myself off and wandered back to the barracks. Some folks realized there was a problem when I started asking if someone could show me which car in the parking lot was mine. They took me to the hospital where I was examined and it was determined that I had a concussion. Everything cleared after a couple of hours and all has been well since. At least I think it has. Maybe not and I just don't remember. To say the least, it rattled me for a while.
Posted March 26, 2003 - 04:26 AM
Same thing happened to me 30 yrs ago. Went over the bars and landed on my face. Was up and talking, walking etc., was able to ride home. Riding buddy said I was as goofy as a loon. I have no memory of the crash. From just before to approx. an hour later, a complete void. I think this common. You need to go easy for a fiew weeks, another shot to the head soon can cause long term problems. Follow the doctors advise and heal well.
Posted March 26, 2003 - 04:44 AM
Similar story. I'm missing about 5 minutes though. Remember
seeing that I was going to land sideways on the double and
saying to self "This is going to be interesting" Next thing
I remember is getting up off the ground and walking over to
my bike. I was out 5 minutes. 3 broken ribs, concussion,
seriously tweaked thumb, and major back problems.
What's next? Expect to have good and bad days. I'm sure
you feel "fuzzy" and at times disoriented. It'll pass as
time goes on but it's a very strange sensation. You should
be back to 100% within a few weeks.
If nothing else, I'm sure you understand what they mean when
they say somebody got knocked goofy. It's the weirdest
sensation I've ever had.
Posted March 26, 2003 - 04:46 AM
You guys are scaring me.
PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE take care of yourself.
Posted March 26, 2003 - 09:28 AM
Anyway, I have an incomplete memory of what happened. I remember taking the jump and then digging into the dirt with my helmet. The actual fall and body slam I don't remember. The rocks tore my helmet up (replaced) and I didn't ride for 8 weeks while my ribs healed.
Posted March 26, 2003 - 09:47 AM
Posted March 26, 2003 - 11:12 AM
There was a pretty rough trail at the end of the road .
I was beatiing my buddy and looked back to see by how much,
when I turned around I was in the trail. I don't remember a thing till 5 hours latter and funny thing is I had a really sore right middle finger too.
Posted March 26, 2003 - 03:43 PM
Posted March 26, 2003 - 05:30 PM
Get well soon... and take it easy...
Posted March 27, 2003 - 03:03 AM
Posted March 27, 2003 - 10:43 AM
Lets just say I nearly killed myself. I bit my tongue off; not clean off though. My entire bottom row of teeth went clean through my tonghe which was hanging out of my mouth presumably due to the inertia of the endo I was doing. It was being held on only by little strings of flesh here and there (basically where the gaps in my teeth were). Damaged both shoulders and collarbones (no clean breaks though). At the emergency room they went through the standard concussion testing and determined that I had a massive concussion and therefore would give me no drugs for the pain (something about painkillers and big concussions don't mix). Also, due to the extent of damage to my tongue they wouldn't stitch it back together since that many oral stitches typically had a high risk of infection that proved to be more dangerous/painful than letting the wounds heal on their own. So, now I have a mis-shapened tongue and a slight slurr that I didn't have before as well as intense pain when eating/drinking certain acidic foods due to the damaged saliva ducts. I still rode my bike back to the truck and drove myself home all under blackout...now that's scary.
Do I still ride? Absolutely. Am I still fast? I think so. Am I more careful? Definately
Posted March 27, 2003 - 04:57 PM
You guys be carefull out there !!!
Posted March 28, 2003 - 02:43 PM
Posted March 28, 2003 - 05:08 PM
Thats my point exactly.
Posted March 28, 2003 - 08:06 PM
Posted March 29, 2003 - 05:31 PM
Posted March 29, 2003 - 05:53 PM
I went with some friends on spring break to CO, to go snowboarding. They have a pretty sweet freestyle area there on the mountain, and I tried a backflip for the first time...
Needless to say, I didnt make the full rotation. About 180-190 degrees of what I should have. Anyways, I was told later that I kept asking everybody if my "Yard Sale" was "cool" over and over....
I still dont remember about two days worth... seems really fuzzy. My long term memory was fine, just those two days. Its gotten slowly better... this was two years ago.