The SOFLETE life is real. We live it daily and are constantly pushing the limits of our own capabilities. That standard of performance is accompanied by risk, we we gladly embrace, because the reward of pushing past limitations is so great. Often, our efforts are successful. But sometimes we fail, and sometimes we get thrashed. Hard. That’s what this series of articles will address. Topic numero uno: Concussion/Traumatic brain injury (TBI).
If you’re reading this, chances are half the people in your life (including yourself) have gotten rapped hard on the head from an IED blast, thrown off a dirtbike, walked drunkenly into a pole, or have faced off against the biggest guy in the platoon with a pugil stick. In addition, if you really are embracing the Die Living lifestyle, you’re pretty much always at risk of a blow to the head on any given day. We’ve all been knocked the fuck out at some point. And yes, the horror stories of what it can do to your brain and the side effects are out there.
So lets start with the front line of what we can do to help ourselves since we know the VA will take 12 years to give us Motrin. There is research coming out about over the counter supplements. It’s promising. Here’s the rundown.