17 12, 2017

Turning Point

By |2017-12-17T16:49:02-07:00December 17th, 2017|Adult, Fatigue, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Every once in a while the fog starts to disperse, the pressure decreases, and the mental fatigue improves.  I call these “optimistic days.”  Unfortunately, a day later or maybe only a few hours later, the darkness returns like a burlap sack slipping over my head – and it lasts for weeks and sometimes months at a time.  I know I will experience another optimistic day, […]

3 12, 2017

Defeating a concussion: a long and winding road to victory

By |2017-12-05T08:10:23-07:00December 3rd, 2017|Adult, Balance Disturbances, Depression, Dizziness, Fatigue, Headache, Irritability, Lack of Concentration, Light Sensitive, Migraine, Nausea, Neck Pain, Noise Sensitive, Off Balance, Soccer|0 Comments

Of my concussion symptoms, headache was the most dominant and persistent.  From the time of the incident to roughly 1,000 days later, the headache was always there.  Sometimes it manifested as overall pressure in my head, sometimes at the front, back, or sides of my head.  Sleep was the only brief respite from the pain.  In the first few months of my concussion recovery, the […]

26 11, 2017

Supporting yourself and Concussion Life

By |2017-11-26T12:53:30-07:00November 26th, 2017|Guest Speakers, Supporter|0 Comments

My name is Keith Yeates, and I’m really pleased to be asked to contribute to the Concussion Life website. I direct the University of Calgary’s Integrated Concussion Research Program, or ICRP, which is a campus-wide initiative that cuts across multiple faculties and research institutes. Our vision is to be an internationally-recognized centre that drives evidence-based care and improves outcomes for individuals with concussion. I […]

7 11, 2017


By |2017-11-07T20:48:36-07:00November 7th, 2017|Friend, Supporter|0 Comments

a hero…is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles. That individual is my friend, my confidant, a wife, a mother and a friend to so many others. Randene…she’s strong, beautiful, kind, patient and professional. Five years ago my life changed drastically when I met her and her amazing family. What started out as “just neighbours” has […]

28 09, 2017

Friendship and Healing

By |2017-09-28T21:12:59-06:00September 28th, 2017|Supporter|0 Comments

Perception is interesting…. We all live our lives day by day but we don’t often reflect on how we impact our friends, our family or someone’s path we cross only for a brief moment. Our importance sometimes seems insignificant like we are just there going through the motions, but to others our presence means more than we will ever know. I call myself a friend. […]

2 12, 2016

Corey’s Story

By |2017-11-06T13:34:39-07:00December 2nd, 2016|Confusion, Dizziness, Insomnia, Light Sensitive, Motor Vehicle Accident, Neck Pain, Noise Sensitive, Off Balance, Tinnitus|0 Comments

April 6, 2014 was my car accident… head-on collision by 2 underaged girls who stole a car and were in pursuit by the police.  I was in the back seat of a friends car (with no seatbelt – bad Corey).  Because it was a criminal act and the girls were underaged and it wasn’t their car, there is no insurance coverage.  My lawyer is trying […]