Head Injury - Advice?

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Nov 2013
11:23pm, 11 Nov 2013
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plodding hippo
if its the enigma events you are doing, they are *safe* ones in the sense that you have a DNF optionb
but that might makeyou feel worse if yo had to do that
Nov 2013
11:25pm, 11 Nov 2013
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Carpathius
Ouch Nici :( Not a medic and would be so, so tempted to run if it were me but on balance I think I'd have at least some of the four weeks off that your doc told you. The races will come round again next year but if your fractures heal wonky or give you chronic pain you'll always regret it.
Nov 2013
11:39pm, 11 Nov 2013
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JohnnyO
Not a chance.
Nov 2013
7:50am, 12 Nov 2013
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Watford Wobble
Don't do it. Get the face fit, have a rest then consider options.

There are lots of marathons to run.
Nov 2013
7:52am, 12 Nov 2013
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Pestomum
sometimes doctors do mean "no running" when they say it xxx get well soon.
Nov 2013
8:03am, 12 Nov 2013
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F is for Fleecy
Ouch, that looks sore :( Rest!
Nov 2013
8:31am, 12 Nov 2013
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Old Croc
ouch looks sore. Take care and rest up. Maybe the odd missed race isn't so bad.
Nov 2013
1:23pm, 13 Nov 2013
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London Nici
I think I knew what you were all going to say but I just needed to hear it. I won't be running any races for the rest of the year :(

Please note I wasn't questioning my doctors expertise at all.

Stitches come out tomorrow which should be fun considering my forehead hurts if my hair even touches it. I normally have a high tolerance for pain so am finding this all a bit frustrating.

However, all my moaning and complaining gets put into perspective when this morning there was the 4th bike fatality this week in London.

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