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My name is Mindy and I am a wife and mother of 2 boys, Ages 20 and 12. I recently started on the path of becoming a nurse something i have wanted to do since i was 11 !

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Saturday, August 8, 2009


Ok So here is my week ... As you read on Monday my son scared the Shit out of my with the CT Scan . Ok over that next.
Today im at work and the trainer from the school calls. ( yes they practice on Saturdays )He says" Tyler came into the training room , disoriented, blurred vision, confused, acting odd and dizzy, he said that he has gotten hit on several occasions pretty hard to day with direct helmet to helmet contact and he has all the tell tale signs and symptoms of a concussion " Ok I tell him i will be right there. So i tell him what went on Monday ( he already knew from the docs notes ) and he says I should take Tyler to the ER and have him checked out . By time i got there Tyler was acting Ok but was still a little out of it.
ER: take him in , soon as they find out possible head and neck injury ( Tyler said on the way to the hospital his neck was hurting him ) they run out and put a neck brace on him and rush him to the back and lie him flat on his back. The doc comes in pretty quick. Tells me they are going to do a CT scan of the head and neck. Ok i expected that.
They come back with the results and tell me he does have a concussion , mild one BUT the CT Scan showed something else. That he has Mild Congenital Spinal Stenosis. OR in normal terms the narrowing of the spinal canal in the neck. He has had it since birth but its not hereditary .

So im a little concerned now . The doc tells me that he does not know enough about it and the long term affects to say weather or not Tyler can continue to play football. So until we see a specialist no football.
There is a possibility ( from what i have read ) he could possibly never play again . Although the doc said this in front of him at the ER he did not remember it , i had to tell him again when we got home. So he got upset TWICE about possibly never playing football again .
But in a way this was a blessing in disguise. If he had gotten hurt in a different way , it could have left him paralyzed anywhere from temporarily to permanently. So this was something we NEEDED To know about . Im not sure if precautions can be taken so he can play ? I dont know . We'll find out on Monday I hope . Oh yeah .. This all happened while my husband was out of town working ! His phone was not even working , he did not even know this happened until it was all over. UGHHHH .


  1. Oh dear! Hang in there, it is SO scary when something is wrong with our kiddos. It sounds like you had some serious emotional roller coasters these past few days. Try to catch your breath and relax this weekend. You deserve it!

  2. Hi!

    I am 18 years old and overweight...

    I Love reading all your info! very inspiring!! I have 37 days till my OP and I am incredibly nervous but very excited!!

    I have noticed that alot of people have said there are foods you can't have this is something my Dr has not said!

    so now I am nervous that I am going to be deprived!!

    but your blog is inspirational - THANKS FOR YOUR ADVICE!

    I hope - your son is all ok! but you seem like you are well grounded and can be the strength he needs :-)