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    Hi Catrin:

    My concussion injury didn't result in headaches for me when I was still, lying down, sitting quietly. During the first few months, I couldn't walk fast down a shopping aisle --the moving colours along the aisles did make me slightly dizzy. I would suggest also seeing a physiotherapist to show you some simple balance exercises that are safe and suitable for your situation, yet keep you relaxed and stretched. Each person's concussion symptoms will vary greatly, depending on nature of accident, etc. I had a physiotherapist who did deal with concussed patients of some who were cyclists also. (She herself was a cyclist.)

    I did go walking daily for half hr., always accompanied by someone ie. my partner or friend and this was in snow and ice during winter. It was to build up my endurance and balance. I didn't have much problem with sunlight.

    Maybe you can go to the concert and at least wear sunglasses. Seriously. That's what I would do. You can always listen to the music and not look if tired. I found classical music generally relaxing for myself. I"ve never heard loud music as bad for post concussion recovery. Then take a taxi /bus home if can't get to and from by car. It doesn't sound like you should even be even driving at all. It's more the bright lights, etc. That's a concern to physicians. But what do I know.

    AFter all, no one is expecting you to dance to the music.

    As for work, I don't know your financial situation or if you have short term disability benefit via your employer but it doesn't sound ideal to return to work if your work is heavily computer based. I phased back into work for 3-4 hrs. each day over 4 wks. since my job is over 80% in front of the computer. I do have a short-term disability benefit plan through my employer. I work for govn't. For certain, it covered my physiotherapy, some sleeping pills, etc. also. I went to work via public transit and walking short distance.

    Take care. Multiple concussions are cumulative. A person doesn't "toughen" after the lst one. Any emergency medicine doctor or neurologist will tell you this.
    Last edited by shootingstar; 12-04-2016 at 08:34 AM.
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    Thanks for your comments SS, it's helpful.

    I am slowly returning to work, 4ish hours a day right now. It appears to be working for me. I noticed this morning at church that I had some symptoms return - we have excellent acoustics and a beautiful pipe organ and I suspect that's part of it. I probably won't go to the concert Wed night as much as I hate to waste the ticket, but considering how I was feeling this morning am unsure that I would actually enjoy it. TSO will be MUCH louder than our lovely pipe organ and they have an even larger light show than they do sound, sadly I think it would just be too much and I KNOW me. I would watch the (literally) exploding light/fire show. I've been wanting to see them for years...

    I did take a full week away from driving, and I don't drive more than I actually need to, but I feel fine. I am not driving at night however. I'm also getting soft tissue work done on my neck - that in itself can cause headaches if things are tight enough - my chiro is concerned about that very thing and is working on me. It's also possible that when I hit my head after passing out that I aggravated my various cervical spine issues and that's whats causing the headaches, but they are better than they were.

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    I didn't return to work even part-time until after 2 whole months at home with daily short walks. My cycling accident occurred on New Year's Day 2015. About 2.5 wks. after my father died of cancer.

    Hope you find someone to gift that ticket soon. It would be a lovely Christmas surprise.
    Last edited by shootingstar; 12-04-2016 at 01:21 PM.
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    Yes, it would be 😎 I just don't think it's wise. From the sounds of it you had a worse concussion than mine, I'm very thankful my head didn't hit the rocker. That would have really changed things...

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