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Got my first semi-major disc golf injury Saturday! I claimed a concussion. 'Twas rather icy for league at Kaposia. Scratch that. It wasn't rather icy. It WAS an ice rink. Kaposia is rather hilly also. As you can only guess, it made for a ton of slipping and sliding. I should have been smart and not played. I went down on our first hole, hole two. It was a hard fall, but just landed on my butt. It didn't feel good since I have broken my tailbone before.

I was doing good up until hole 14. I stayed on top of the hill since everyone was putting from below and I told them I would grab their discs to save them what I was going to have to go through since my disc was above the basket. Yep. I slipped for probably about 20 feet before sliding into a tree, where my feet came out from under me. I remember Timmy Gill yelling at me asking if I was ok from the next fairway over. I remember saying I was fine and getting up with my head already throbbing. Nurse in my group checked for concussion signs and said none were present. I asked if I hit my head, and no one saw if I did.

I finished the round and went home. Started getting really tired and the headache kept building.My neck started to get stiff too. Went over to a friends to use the hot tub for the rest of my sore body, and kept falling asleep. He said I looked "punch drunk" and almost took my keys from me. I drove home and called him so he knew I made it home. I woke myself up every 2 hours per his orders.

Still not back to normal tonight. Headache, stiff neck, slow reactions. Ugh. Schoolwork has been shoved aside. I'm hoping profs will understand. I'm taking it easy for the next couple weeks. No DG for me unless there is NO ice on the course. This was my third concussion and I don't need anymore.

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Comment by Jayne on February 17, 2009 at 9:45pm
Haha. For sure Kaiser. This is my third. I'm the same way with sports. Went to the doc today- no physical activity until I go a solid week without the headaches and such. Could be three months. I'll for sure be taking it easy.
Comment by Kaiser on February 17, 2009 at 9:19pm
I was half expecting that a disc clocked you in the head... all I can say is take a rest for a couple weeks... let any swelling go down before you start back up playing or doing anything where a chance for head injury is present... I've had 8 concussions from sports growing up (I'm an all or nothing player and I've paid for it a few times) so I can tell you from experience take you time getting back into it... the mind is certainly nothing you want to risk messing up... hope you recovery soon...
Comment by Jayne on February 16, 2009 at 1:42pm
haha. I'm workin on feeling better! I still can't concentrate... couldn't make it through 5 minutes of class without spacing out- even in my volleyball class.. where we just played v-ball the whole time. LOL. Slow reactions too. It will come back. Probably just take a while longer since it's my third concussion!
Comment by John McMullen on February 16, 2009 at 1:23pm
Heck ... I broke my freakin leg teeing off about a year ago (tibia & fibula) ... flat tee, a little slick/wet with some light grass on it. It can happen!

Hope you're doing better ... be careful out there!
Comment by Yeddie VanHalen on February 16, 2009 at 9:56am
u poor thing. hopefully u feel better soon!

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