Ugh, you guys. This horse makes my brain hurt.
For real though.
It's been two weeks since I had my head bashed in by Bobby's head, and the headaches are still pretty consistent albeit pleasantly mild the past few days. The first week was a frustrating disaster. I had a lot of issues with my vision for the first several days, and a nonstop pounding headache. Sitting around the house with nothing to do and not able to see anything (I had to have my glasses off to combat the nauseating lack of focus, so while things weren't weirdly blurring in and out of focus, I couldn't see jack shit.) was enough to make me crazy.
I went out to the barn a couple of times once I could see the road clearly again, but I mostly just wandered around flying a nutty Bobby kite.
Once I did start riding again, the headaches--which had tapered off to present but not debilitating--became persistent and painful again. I was getting off after rides with slamming, pulsing, "let me just sit down and die pain" behind my eyes. It's pretty pathetic that I took such a hit and didn't even get to say I fell of my horse. Special talents, I have them.
I finally got my Ovation helmet out of my trailer to try to ride in because it has an adjustable dial at the back of it, and I thought if I was able to ride with it a little looser, it wouldn't make my head pound so much. There was instant improvement, and it made me reexamine my Charles Owen that I was riding in when I took the hit.
The area of impact in the lining is hard, and now I wonder if I got bashed hard enough to damage it. The helmet is coming up on its fourth year, so it's about time to replace it anyway, but I'm wondering if it's even possible to damage one like that. What do you guys think?