Noah Bond’s Concussion Story
I am a 16 year old from Ila, GA and attend Madison County High School.
I have had 7 diagnosed concussions and believe to have had 7 undiagnosed concussions with my longest recovery being greater than 12 months.
I sustained my major concussion playing football my 9th grade year, 8/15/16. I was a big help in my 8th grade year so I was put on varsity. I was cheap shotted and had a major hit on both temples. I was in two different hospitals for a week each. Nobody knew what was going on with me. One doctor in the ER told my parents I was on drugs… tested and he was wrong. I’ve never done drugs. I lost all memory from before that day. Memory after was fuzzy. I couldn’t walk on my own for over a month. I couldn’t find any help until May of 2017 when I met Doctor Robert Cantu. I received months of help (currently still getting it) and my recovery has been a long process.
Symptoms I experienced through my recovery included headaches, nausea or vomiting, sensitivity to light, sensitivity to noise, feeling like I was “in a fog”, drowsiness, more emotional, irritability, sadness, nervous or anxious, “pressure in head”, neck pain, blurred vision, balance problems, feeling slowed down, don’t feel right, difficulty concentrating, difficulty remembering, fatigue or low energy, confusion, mood swings, and trouble falling asleep.
What I Would Have Done Differently
I would have went straight to the Concussion Legacy Foundation (if I could find them quicker)
Advice I Would Give To Others
You can do it, I promise you you are not alone.
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