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Shanna


Nov 19, 2013, 12:37 PM

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Re: [darkside] Concussion and giving up climbing.
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I was in a climbing accident and suffered a skull fracture, major concussion, lost of hearing... During the fall, I somehow hit a ledge and was flipped upside down.
During recovery, I contemplated giving up climbing, but did not. My reasons for not quitting were at the personal level (would I regret not trying to climb again, would I think of myself as a quitter). Many people tried to convince me to quit, but I would have seen myself in a different light if I had. This is an individual decision- regarding your risk tolerance and where you are. Looking back 16 years, I am thankful I did not give up the sport.
Also, this was a reoccurring choice I made for about 4 years after the accident. It was not as if I decided to not quit and did not re-engage with this question dozens of times when it was hard (headaches, some mild PTSD, anxiety, head space issues)
I forgot to mention- I was wearing a helmet. It was cracked during the fall.


(This post was edited by Shanna on Nov 19, 2013, 12:45 PM)



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