Riding Vespa can have its risks, but I never expected a serious accident without me GTS. And now, I can use some advice...
Three months ago, I arrived on my bicycle (not on my Vespa!) at our barracks. The barrier was opened and I could enter. Exactly when I was going to pass the barrier, it closed, and halfway down, it threw me backwards off my bicycle and I hit the concrete with the back of my head. Knocked me out (guard later decleared he hadn't closed the barrier, barrier firm says no tech problem, investigation ongoing).
Don't ask me about the first three days on Intensive Care, lost all of that. I had a serious concussion wirh three bleedings. After 10 days of serious symptons, I was cleared and could go home. Had some serious cognitive issues, coordination, balance, amnesia and more. But that would go away within some weeks. Got a month sick leave. Alas, not the end of the story. A few week laters, I was diagnosed with post-concussion syndrome
After three months sick leave, I still have problems with balance, coordination, tinnitus and dizziness, especially after physical efforts. Driving a car results in too many impulses to be processed by the brain and to get all coordinated, resulting in being like drunk after a 15 minuts drive, even as passenger. The issues are getting better, but very very very slowly. Seems like this is an issue of many months. One luck, as it happend on the job, caused by the Army, no problem with being home or salary.
My question to any MV members who have experienced a similar issue: how to speed up recovery, or what things might help, or make things worse? According to the neurologist, just have patience and give it time. However, I have plenty of time now, too much time, and that's not a nice way to spend time. I read alot about PCS, but ther's little known about the processes in your flubber after a serious hit.
Worst of all, given de overload and resulting dizziness, I CAN'T DRIVE MY VESPA!!! I know, some might find that less important, but hell, it's a clear sign of my limitations, and how it affects my daily life
Any advice welcome!
At least, my Vespa isn't to blame. My GTS is a better friend than my bicycle
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