Types of Brain Injuries

 

Brain injuries only exist in only two ways: Penetrating, or closed. Basically, and it’s self-explanatory, either something goes through your skin and skull, or your brain is shaken, and hits your skull.

While penetrating is exciting-sounding, such as getting shot, having a harpoon go in, or something equally exotic, they’re few and far between. The closed injuries are more complicated, and far more prevalent. There’s a type of injury that’s a gazillion times more prevalent than the others, so I’ll simply mention them: epidural hematomas, subdural hematomas, and cerebral aneurysm.

Concussions are so common, and misunderstood, such that President Trump said ‘Uh oh, got a little ding on the head?’when asked about concussions in football.

Yeah, that’s real tough talk. For years, researchers have worked to show the serious consequences of those “dings” Trump dismisses (with his signature bullying sarcasm). “Concussion. Oh, oh!” — the science has found that the cumulative effects of all those dings can be deadly. In March, the NFL acknowledged a link between playing football and chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a degenerative brain disease. CTE symptoms include depression, memory loss and aggressive behaviour: several NFL players who committed suicide,

C’mon Trump, get serious. You’re in charge of the USA, and dismissing such a serious thing as a concussion as “a ding on the head” is an error, of galactic proportions.

Would you like to do the Race Weekend 2k on an Alinker?

Chances are good, that when you read that, you thought “what the heck is an Alinker??” Well, the Alinker is a three-wheeled walking bike designed to help people stay active, do what they love, and live life to the fullest.

Basically, what it does is enable the person using it to learn how to propel themselves forwards at a velocity comparable to an able-bodied person running, or faster.

This is me trying one, after the most-basic of training. Basically, I didn’t fall off, but I thought I might.

On Race Weekend, I’ll be with a whole group of Alinkers, up to 50 in total.

If you’d like information about the race, or to sign up, please click here!

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Come walk with me!

This year’s walk is looking to be more than awesome, it’ll be…awesometastic?  I don’t know the right term, but whatever it’ll be, it’ll be that.   The walk is 39 days away, and holy cow, it’s going to be awesome!   If you’ve been to one before, you know how from how awesome it was that it’s going to be better!  Please click-to-register, collect some pledges, and be awesome!