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    To Give Up Comptetition?

    Hypothetical situation: You get KOed at a match and wake up in the emergency room. Because you've been out so long, they order up some CT scans to make sure you don't have a subdural hematomo (sp?). Good news is that there is no SH. Bad news is that you have a somewhat large fluid filled cist on you brain that is likely congenital and that you are just lucky that the guy who KOed you didn't hit you on the other sided of the head, because he might have ruptured the cist, which would have caused serious brain damage and likely death. The docs advise you against competing in any more full contact competitions and even advise that you consider not doing anynore hard contact training.

    Six months later, a follow up CT shows the same reuslt and you get the same advice from the doctors. At this point, do you give up competing? Do you give up training hard contact? Would it make a difference if you were single, married, or married with kid(s)?

    Just interested in what y'all would choose, as I've already made my choices.
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    nothing is worth being a vegetable. even if i was a world title holder id still quit and anyone who says they wouldnt isnt being brave or anything they are being stupid.

    moot point anyway cos theres no way any self respecting doctor would let you fight in such a condition

    and if you are gonna pose the question you can post your answer to it as well.

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    Interesting points. How about training with hard contact? I'll wait a bit for more input before I elablorate on my own decisions.

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    There's no surgical or semi-surgical options? Could you still grapple?


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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnnyCache
    There's no surgical or semi-surgical options?
    elective surgery = no insurance coverage

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    Quote Originally Posted by TEA
    Interesting points. How about training with hard contact? I'll wait a bit for more input before I elablorate on my own decisions.
    id have to know a lot more about whats wrong with me and what a doctor had to say on the subject.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alex
    what a doctor had to say on the subject.
    "If you get hit hard in the head at just the right angle, that thing is going to burst and if you don't get immediate medical attention, you will die. Even if you get immediate medical attention, you'll have serious brain damage to your frontal lobe, which effects higher brain functions." Thats about what I remember both docs saying.

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    well its a no brainer then really. (badum tish)

    im assuming this is no longer a hypothetical situation if thats what your doctors have said to you and i have to ask, what possible reasons would you have to continue training with something like that wrong? personally i think thats incredibly selfish. think of what happens to your buddy in training who accidentally slams you the wrong way or hits you in the wrong spots and kills you. can you imagine how much that would **** someone up?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alex
    well its a no brainer then really.
    Pun intended?

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    I'd stop training, and spend the extra time with family.

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