Struggling with a Setback

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After a year and six months with a concussion, I know what setbacks feel like. They come from staying up too late, concentrating for too long, going to too many stores in one day, and watching too much TV. I have had small setbacks over the course of eighteen months, mostly because I wasn’t listening to my body. At the …

The Worst “Episode”

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This past Thursday, July 18, I experienced the worst “episode” thus far in my recovery. My brother and I were just sitting on the couch watching Seinfeld just like any other day and after about a half hour, the unbearable pain started. This was not a good time for my symptoms to increase; I had two college tours scheduled for …

Standardized Testing

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In March 2013, I took my SAT test, without any accommodations provided. Although people kept telling me to apply for them because of my concussion, I wanted to see for myself how I would do without them, for my own knowledge and satisfaction. As it turned out, I did not need them.          On June 8, 2013, I took my …

Repost from “Concussion Connection”

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Massachusetts My name is Madeline Uretsky, and I am a high school student/athlete; I play soccer, ice hockey, and track, am an active member in my school/class, an honor roll student, and a very positive person. In a matter of seconds, all of this changed for me. You never think it’s going to happen to you. I sustained a mild concussion …

The First Week of School

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Friday September 6, 2013, was my first day back to school, after a long summer filled with various treatments for my concussion. I was so happy to be back at school and seeing my friends.  We had class orientation day and we got our pictures taken and received our schedules, so it was a fun day and I was feeling …