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Discussion in 'Some Assembly Required' started by shinyribs, May 12, 2018.
Heal up, that sounds like a decently rough tumble.
Go to the doctor. You have a concussion. Seriously.
What he said...
He was going for your wallet! This was no accident! You was mugged buddy!
Doc will tell you not to hit your head or ride merdurrsickkes.
Not an option. That just not my style
I appreciate this and have been thinking about it. Not so much regarding going to a doctor, but if the helmet let me get a concussion. I really don't think I have a concussion. I don't have any symptoms other than being more chatty than i remember. I think I can chalk that it to adrenaline, maybe? But yeah, if I did get concussed I wouldn't want another of the same helmet.
I don't know what a doctor could do if I was concussed. Tell me to drink water and not watch TV? I already don't watch TV and only drink water.
I wouldn't go so far as to say a helmet let you down because you got a concussion. It sounds like it did its job and prevented a way worse outcome.
Memory loss is a gigantic and virtually certain symptom of a concussion. As far as the doctor - I don't know what he'd do, I'm not a doctor...and I'm guessing none of us are. But I've had it drilled into my head that concussions present a hidden danger that's best understood by a professional, and believe it.
And I'm with the guy above on blaming the helmet. There's only so much any helmet can do - you apparently hit hard.
There's an old school doctor that's retired now that lives down the road. He used to be my main doctor until he retired and I still work on his HVAC equipment for him. I'll give him a ring tonight and see what he has to say about everything.
Old school doc will tell you to watch TV, stay away from the water and smoke a few cigarettes!
My youngest son is a concussion machine. Only thing Ive seen a doctor do for it has been to suggest not doing it again and billing my insurance.
Lol Yeah, that's about what you expect, but NoelJ has a solid point about hidden issues possibly lurking.
The verdict is in. No concussion, but my knee has two bruised bones. Kneecap is fine, but the other two bones in the joint ( can't remember their names) both got dinged pretty good.
Wear your armor folks!
I corked my right knee a number of years ago, broke the tibia and fibula below the knee, tore a chunk off the tibia plateau, and had a bunch of ligament damage...... armor wouldn’t have done shit for it. It was a twist snap crackle pop
That sounds brutal! I reckon I got lucky and didn't twist anything. Just got slammed in to .... something...who knows Did your knee heal up fully?
I mean, after a surgery, and a bunch of physical therapy, it’s pretty ok.
This was 18 years ago, since then it’s been standing on concrete floors 10 hours a day (I’m a mechanic by trade) so I wouldn’t say they’re great, but it’s not a limiting factor most days.
I knew you were a mechanic which is why I was curious. It's amazing how hard those concrete floors can be on us.
When I made the switch from pull on steel toed work boots to nike’s or new balances, it made a HUGE difference to pain in the knees, like night and damn day.
I tried sneakers, but standing on ladders didn't work with flimsy soles. I've been wearing Keen boots for the past couple years and love them. Great middle ground.
I don’t do ladders, period!
I wish I could say the same! I'm terrified of heights, but the job has to get done somehow.