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oyster  ·  291 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: February 28, 2018

No whiskey for me for at least a month I'm told and no more snowboarding this season which has me less bummed out than I thought it would. I think it's because while describing my history of concussions to my doctor he pointed out that my first and second concussion happening within days of each other could have killed me. I already knew that because the rugby season after I finished a girl did die and they wrote articles showing the messages she sent her friend after the first one basically saying she thought she had a concussion but wasn't taking it too seriously. It was really creepy like when you read a book and really resonate with a character but in this case it was a dead girl. Anyways, I guess it was validating having the doctor say it.

Either way, I'm bummed I can't do some things but I know I'll find something else like I always do and I'm okay with that. I think a lot of the time we align who we are very closely with what we do so I might not have many long term activities to view as part of myself but I have constantly getting back up and I'm content with that. At the start of this season I knew what was holding me back was mental, now it's physical and that's okay. I can accept that and work with that, I've seen what happens to people when they forgo thinking about or getting excited for the future in any meaningful way because they assume it will just get derailed, I've also been that person and I'm happy to be at a point mentally where I'm not as afraid.

On another note, I'm thinking of getting progressive lenses. Anybody else here have experience with a pair ? I'm assuming they're better than whipping out reading glasses or moving them up and down constantly.