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Old 07-12-2007, 04:56 PM   #1
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Default Lifting with a concussion

Please help me not lie to my darling hubby-

Some idiot ran a red light and hit me a few days ago. I'm not physically sore anymore, but my doc put me on 10 days worth of muscle relaxers and ibuprofen. I do have a mild concussion though and a persistent minor headache.

The cabin fever and bedrest are making me pretty crazy, so I came to the gym with the promise that I wouldn't lift (heavy).

So I've kept my C&J and snatches to only 100 pounds. Hubby's ticked and says "take it easy" means no lifting.

Of course, this dispute happened after doc's office is closed and I need to figure out what to say to him. I feel better after lifting now, but has anyone got something that backs up my position? A concussion shouldn't mean I can't lift anything- right?
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Old 07-12-2007, 05:43 PM   #2
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muscle relaxers and lifting......Hmmmm

say it to yourself outloud..Muscle Relaxers/Weightlifting.....

One more time......

Side effect of concussions (trust me,I've had lots) loss of focus, dizzyness, proprioceptive disruptions, sudden loss of visual accuity, weakness in extremities, loss of fine motor control....

say these outloud..

then say weightlifting.......
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Old 07-12-2007, 06:05 PM   #3
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Cabin fever for 10 days is better than a lifetime of living with a f'd up head.....rest....taken from someone who has had their share of concussions...something about a swelled brain...increasing blood flow...more pressure on a bruised organ that you may want to keep for the years to come....
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Old 07-12-2007, 06:11 PM   #4
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Drag the hubby to the rack and rastle for 10 days. That ought to shut him up
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Old 07-12-2007, 10:58 PM   #5
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What could possibly go wrong?

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Old 07-13-2007, 05:00 AM   #6
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Oh...

Perhaps this is the confusion that my doc mentioned could happen.

So, I'll just take it easy. I'll be at a spa week with my girlfriends next week, so I'll just make a point of getting a massage everyday and not exerting myself.

Thanks folks.

Who knew- husbands can be right on occasion?!?!?
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Old 07-13-2007, 05:02 AM   #7
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Who knew- husbands can be right on occasion?!?!?
Must...bite...tongue...
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Old 07-13-2007, 07:47 AM   #8
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One of the things some bodybuilders do to enhance recovery is to take muscle relaxers AFTER a hardcore session.

I don't know if this works or not.
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Old 07-14-2007, 09:18 AM   #9
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What could possibly go wrong?

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Zactly...calm the hell down sister. Walking only for like a week.
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Old 07-14-2007, 06:03 PM   #10
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suck it up. i don't trauma from trouble brain have any lasting
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