I feel a bit of a fraud being on here as I haven't had as serious problems as others, however, I just have a few questions for people who are more knowledgeable than myself.
Two months ago, I fell off my horse. I had a riding hat and back protector on, and i was jumping on grass. I don't remember the event or the majority of my time in A&E but apparently I was talking rubbish (repeating myself, lots of questions, and apologising unnecessarily). The person with me didn't think I was knocked unconscious but their priority was the horse, if i was unconscious it was not for long. I had an MRI scan and had a small bleed on my brain that had stopped by the time they did the scan. I only became aware of my surroundings (can only remember from this point) just before the scan. I wondered if this was when the bleed stopped and that is why i can remember? (It was almost as if I had woken up)
I spent two nights in hospital, told i couldn't ride for four weeks, but I pretty much returned to my busy life! I was tired but pretty normal apart from having mini meltdowns at stupid things (eg choosing stuff in shops). There are a few events that I can't remember, for example none of the exams that i sat 2 months before, and a few insignificant things (I am aware of them as they've come up in conversation and I've known nothing about them!) I wondered if I would ever get these memories back? It's been two months and still nothing!
I've also been having headaches since the event (currently I am having them daily). I have had migraines before the event and although I label these migraines, they feel different. I went to the doctor about them (and also because the school wanted it confirmed that i could play hockey matches again) who told me I had post-concussion syndrome and that I shouldn't be riding or playing hockey matches. (Ironically) I can't remember if she said I shouldn't be training for hockey. Should I be training?
The doctor also asked (amongst other qu's) if i had any blurred/ double vision. I said no but I'm wondering if i should have said yes. I get almost blurry spots but not my whole vision. Any ideas or am I just being a hypochondriac?
Also how long will the PCS last? The headaches can be really sore, yet there is nothing I can do (grrr!!). I'm worried it will affect my exam performance etc etc.
Although it sounds stupid, how serious is my situations? I feel like some people/ doctors/ friends make a big deal out of it, whilst others don't, so my natural reaction is to downplay the events and how I'm feeling. I had a friend who was hit by a hockey ball, had concussion, then post-concussion and was off school for a year, and dropped into the year below. I'm adamant that mine will not effect me that much at all (hence why I kind of want to keep playing hockey) , however I do feel a little that mine was much more serious!
Apologies that this is so long and rambly but I think I just wanted to discuss it with others and try to get small questions answered.