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meljy2

May 16, 2012, 2:00 PM
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My brother has a brain injury and axiety problems he wants to go indoor skydiving. Can anyone advise risks etc and whether its a good idea?


Premier wmw999  (D 6296)

May 16, 2012, 6:16 PM
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It's so individual that my only suggestion would be that he go to observe once, then go to observe from within the staging area (where it's noisy), and then if things are OK, he try it.

Wendy P.


4000m  (A 686)

May 17, 2012, 1:37 AM
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It depends a lot on what kind of brain injury. I have an brain aneurysm which has been "fixed" by putting platinum coils into it (endovascular coiling). I checked with every specialist available (interventional radiologists, neurosurgeons etc.), but of course there is no previous study or experience about coiled skydivers, so nobody could give me a definite go or no-go. However, there is some info and research about coiled divers and the study did not see any reason that would justify a no-go. Therefore I decided for myself to go skydiving again. So far, no problems.

But like I said, I am no doctor and in the end it all comes down to the type of brain injury and the individual case. Asking the doc who performed the operation (if any has been done) would be the way to go.


adagen

May 17, 2012, 4:40 PM
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Worth having a word with the staff at the wind tunnel to get their view. They may have some useful advice for you, may be able to tell you good times to visit when they can give him more attention.



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