Hello, and welcome to my blog, Healing Heads. My name is Madeline Uretsky, and on October 13, 2011, I suffered a serious concussion while playing in my high school soccer game. I’ve decided to start this blog so that other teens suffering with concussions can find some help, support and hope. Concussions can be a very lonely and isolating injury, and recovery can be a long and difficult process. I’ve been navigating this process for well over a year now, and I am continually learning so much about my brain, and how to take care of it. There have been so many things that have helped me in different ways, including support from other teens with concussions and various types of treatments, and I’d like to share my knowledge in the hopes that it will help others.
I have written many blogs for various websites since suffering my concussion, so I’m going to repost them with their original titles here on my Healing Heads blog, as a way for me to keep track of them and have them all in one place. From time to time, things may seem out of order, and you may see the same topics discussed in different blogs, so I apologize in advance for the repetition of information.
My first thought when choosing the layout for this blog was to be careful to select muted colors with a pattern that is not busy, as bold, bright colors and busy patterns can exacerbate headaches. If you have, or have had, a concussion, you know how visual stimulation can play an important role in making headaches worse.
I have many blog entries, and I am constantly adding more, so please go to the menus on the right-hand side of the page, and click on my posts, or go to the archives and search by month, and you will be able to find more posts. You can also enter your email address under the “follow blog via email”, and my posts will automatically appear in your email whenever a new one is entered.
Also, please feel free to ask me any questions in the comments section, as I know how difficult it is to live with a concussion/brain injury, and I am happy to help in any way I can.