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#NationalConcussionAwarenessDay • 542 days • Recovering from a concussion almost 19 months ago has been more painful, more challenging, and more life changing than anything I have experienced so far. Today I'm raising awareness for this invisible injury that sometimes turns into a baffling, frustrating, prolonged health crisis. 🏳If you ride your bike, play a contact/extreme/water sport, or are basically a human biped, protect your head. 🏳If you hit your head, are in a car accident, etc. seek medical advice, especially if you notice something's off. 🏳If you're playing a sport, quit until you can verify that you have zero symptoms (altered consciousness, bleeding, memory problems, visual impairment, balancing issues, cognitive slowing) and to avoid reconcussion. 🏳If you're recovering, don't give up. Believe in the powers of neuroplasticity, the brain's ability to rewire and heal. All I can do is be where I am, which is sometimes an incredibly hard-fought place to be. I am on the recovery road and doing better each week. I'm riding the waves. I can do this.