Micaela Robinson’s Concussion Story
So my story and journey began sophomore year of high school. I was trying out for a club soccer team that was highly competitive and “next level” soccer. It was pretty casual, I was just joining them at a practice session in doors and after evaluating me they would basically tell me whether to come back or not. We went into 1v1 situations, which as a goalkeeper is pretty intense.
A forward came at me full speed and I went down to tackle and get the ball, she was going so fast she could not stop her momentum and tried to jump over me but ended up just cleating me in the face. I blacked out and when I realized what happened with blood all over my face the first thing I asked was, “did I save the ball?” And yeah I saved it and made the team so that was pretty cool.
I stayed overnight in the ER and was out for about 2 full weeks from school and had a heavy concussion for about 2 months. Unfortunately, these symptoms still affect me and my life to this day, 4 years later. Along with this incident, I became prone to concussions and with any minor hit to the head, symptoms storm back and affect my everyday life. I see a doctor twice a year and have been diagnosed with post-concussive syndrome.
People always say how lucky I am that I get extra time on tests and am prescribed drugs to help me with school but in reality they don’t realize how blessed and healthy they are. This is my story and I’m happy I know there are people out there who can relate similarly.
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