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  1. Hey there! About 6 years go I was hit by a car while on my bike and suffered a TBI. I also had mild anterograde amnesia and experienced dissociative PTSD. Recovery was difficult and very frustrating at times, but in the end I also had quite astonishing results. This happened to me during finals week at school, so to continue with my education I had to complete the tests. Three months into recovery I decided to audit a summer school class to refresh and re-learn the material. During the course I felt confident in my abilities to retain the information and perform decent enough on the exam to pass. 6mo after the accident is when my exam occurred. The test was passed out and I was ready to go. I opened the page and instantly everything I thought I knew was gone. No where in my mind to be found. Though ever injury is different, I'd be cautious getting into a sport with such high risks so quickly. If an emergency were to occur and you couldn't react fast enough, the consequences could be dire. You think you might be prepared, but this could be a good example of the Dunning-Kruger effect (maybe). Not to mention, if you have a hard landing and hit your head again, it could be very bad. I didn't get into jumping until 5 years after my accident occurred, but I'm happy I didn't rush into anything. Give yourself the time to really heal and process the event. There's a lot that goes on under the surface level emotions with a TBI. The sky will always be there for you, no need to rush. Maybe if you're feeling up to it, try a tandem, see how your mind and body reacts. At a minimum talk to your doctor and wear an impact rated helmet! If you need anymore information feel free to send me a PM and I'd be happy to discuss further. Best of luck to you and wishing a speedy recovery. Blue skies, Mason