How concussion changed my life.

Hi all

I apologise for not writing for a few weeks. In my defence I have been balancing my job, studies and various other activities. 

Well I’m back and I have a story to share with you.

Last week I was about to go to bed, so switched off my light and climbed into my snug warm bed. Then I had the urge to drink some water. The light was already switched off so I had to get up, switch it on and go downstairs to get water. On the way to the light switch I tripped over my suitcase (with my study materials inside it) and went head first into my bedroom wall. Yes, it hurt. Now for a science lesson…

My head really hurt in the area highlighted in red. I was confused for 2 days...

The science lesson is now over, read on

SO the following morning I had a headache which progressively became worse over the course of the day. By evening time I was pretty worried, so my dad drove me to A and E to get my head checked.

Any of you who have ever been to A and E know that you will wait around for a while. I was there for 4 hours and in that time I learned some valuable lessons. I saw homeless people pretending to be ill in order to find a place to rest their heads for the night; I saw a lady in agony and her husband was trying desperately to comfort her; I even saw an elderly man being pushed from pillar to post. Then it hit me “Your health is extremely important.”

Think about it. For some people, hospital is their second home- part of their routine. Just imagine. Imagine how disruptive hospital visits can be to your life, especially if you are a busy person. Imagine being dependent on people to do basic tasks day in and day out… *sigh*.

What I learned:

1. Take care of yourself because poor health slows you down.

2. Be grateful that you have your health as there are people who aren’t as healthy as you.

3. Be practical. I will now get a bicycle to improve my overall fitness. 

Until next time.

Crystal Debrah

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Author: Crystal Debrah

I empower young adults to transition successfully from school to the real world. WHY? It's needed! Just remember what it was like for you. HOW? Through inspirational self-help books , story telling and impactful workshops, seminars and conferences. WHO AM I: I'm the person who sees a need and creates a practical solution to solve it. I'm the first one in my family to have gone to university and found the "school to university" transition tough. I did terribly in my first year. Yet through asking questions, learning the ropes and pure determination I went from a 3rd class degree to a 2:1. This inspired my first award winning book, "What They Don't Tell You about University", (which got published when I was at Law School). The sequel, "What They Don't Tell You When You Graduate" followed and is packed with crucial advice for the new graduate! I've given advice to the masses through The Telegraph, BBC radio and London Live. My speaking engagements range from educational institutions to corporates to government departments. Book me: https://about.me/crystaldebrah Join our community: https://www.facebook.com/theydonttellyou/

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