Neuroplasticity at work: my brain finished some post-concussion rewiring yesterday, seemingly leaving me with greatly enhanced visual scanning, see my April 23 entry. This is the 2nd new skill I have accrued from the concussion, the first being the pain banishment skill discussed on in my April 10 notes. Actually, there is a 3rd: increased awareness (physical and mental), which I think derives from the executive control centers of the brain being suppressed (damaged and healing) for several weeks.
My concussion aka mTBI = Mild Traumatic Brain Injury convalescence I now deem over, which is not to say effects won’t linger for a good many months according to those who have written me and suffered an mTBI.
I am now on day 38 since the crash. I cannot know in advance of any impairments yet to emerge. For example, I am leery of doing the Devil Mountain Double this Saturday, as I do not know if my brain can tolerate a 14-15 hour effort, and do so safely (attention to road conditions). Also, my brain seems to be much more sensitive to low blood glucose than pre-concussion.
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