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Sat, 26th Jan 2019 14:00
Honor Oak Park
London Edwardians Ladies 2
Spencer Women's 3
  • Daria
  • Freya
Can’t see why I’ve been asked to write this, as:

a. I’m dyslexic
b. I HATE writing
c. I took a ball to the head on the weekend

I thought you guys were responsible!

On that note, in case you’re interested, here’s what we are supposed to do for a head injury:

Call 999 if obvious concussion i.e. not waking up from a knockout, having fits, memory loss, vision problems or even fluid from the ears.

Go to A&E after a head injury if you suffer from any of the following symptoms within 24 hours, but may appear for up to 3 weeks.
• Been knocked out, but have now woken up
• Been vomiting since the injury
• A headache that doesn’t go away with painkillers
• A change in behaviour, like being more irritable
• Problems with memory
• Been drinking alcohol or taking drugs just before the injury
• A blood clotting disorder or take blood thinners
• Had brain surgery in the past

If you don’t need to go to hospital, you can look after yourself at home. A slight headache or feeling dazed for up to 2 weeks is normal.

To help recovery, it is recommended:
• Hold an ice pack to the injury - LADIES you really should have insisted, I clearly didn’t know what I was saying!
• Rest and avoid stress - always a pleasure playing with the 3s!
• Take paracetamol - whoops, forgot!
• Make sure an adult stays with you - lucky me, I had a whole team!

• Go back to work or school - can DEFINITELY milk that one!
• Drive until you feel you have fully recovered - NO joyriding then!
• Play contact sports for at least 3 weeks - NO WAY!!
• Take drugs or drink alcohol until you feel better - NOT ME – I’m a junior!

I can’t seem to remember much. Not sure who we played? Did we win? We might have won!

If we did – congrats ladies – we must have played really well!

But I definitely haven’t got CONCUSSION!


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