Sunday, August 26, 2012

Head Injuries

The world is obsessed with all kinds of sports.  For me the sports I love is basketball and soccer.  We all love the olympics, and we should support those that represent our country. 

It has started to come to the attention of the world that sports can cause dangerous head injuries.  Boxing is one of the sports that is most damaging along with football.  There are other things that can happen to cause head damage.  For instance, motorcycles, bicycles (wear your helmets even if it's not a state law), car accidents, and many more.

Years ago at the age of twenty-two while riding in a car I was thrown from the vehicle when the driver lost control.  We rolled down an enbankment and up the other side (fortunately, the car didn't roll back down), and I was thrown from the car.  I landed on my right shoulder, neck and head.  I suffered for a year with horrible back pain before I found a chiropractor who was able to help me. 

This accident was the cause for my fibermyalgia and neuropathy.  It caused some damage in the brain but to what extent I don't know.  True, it could be the start of dementia or alzheimers since those diseases run in my family.  It's too soon for it to start for me, but if it is starting, I'm sure the accident I suffered in my 20's is the cause for it to start so soon.

Am I worried?  Hell yes, I am.   It's something that can't be prevented.  I have a friend named Louise Biehl who has a blog up right now titled, We All Have One, But How Are We Using It? 

Her blog is about the brain, and she'll be doing a series on the brain.  Many of you will find her blog interesting.  Be sure to explore because she has discussed many topics that might be worth your attention.

Anyone who has wants to buy any of the books in The Odyssey Trilogy, The Catalyst, Addiction and The Deceived, need to know they have been taken down from Amazon temporarily.   I hope it won't be for long, but you never know about these things.  You can still find them at my publisher,

Have a safe week, and I'll see everyone next Sunday. 

Sandy AKA Sandra K. Marshall


R. Ann Siracusa said...

Sandy, Thank you for posting this. Very important information. Ann

Sandy said...

Thanks for coming by R. Ann. I'm hoping it helps others.

Stacey Joy Netzel said...

Sounds like a scary accident, Sandy. I wouldn't wish dimentia or alheizemers on anyone. My neighbor's mother is dealing with that now and it's so hard.

You drive safely, too! Hope the eyes are doing good. :)

Ilona Fridl said...

Very thoughtful post. I don't think anyone in life hasn't smacked their head against something. I remember when I was a kid, falling on my head many times. (That explains a lot!) Unless you live in bubble wrap, you're going to get hurt occasionally.

K.T. Bishop said...

I've landed on my head several times over the years! I hate you're going through pain.

K.T. Bishop said...

I've landed on my head several times over the years! I hate you're going through pain.

mj said...

It's a scary experience. I am glad you're well now. Thanks for sharing your experience.

Sandy said...

Thank you, Stacey. The eyes are healing nicely. I just want my glasses back. Smile.

Ilona, you're so right. We can't protect ourselves from everything. Thank you for coming by.

Thank you, K.T. I bet you played football. The head butting can damage a helmet so it doesn't keep protecting you. How much protection the helmet offers is still being debated.

Thank you for coming by, MJ.