Got a good suggestion from fellow Mapper belltoller to start a recovery log over a head injury I received in a boxing match. It was kind of like a "sign" people talk about before they do something for me, a comment or thing that happens involving a subject they've been thinking about but haven't acted on yet. In this case I've been thinking about logging down my experiences involving my recovery from my injury, my successes and failures, but haven't had the motivation to do so. Then came the suggestion, so why the hell not do it on Map? I think it's appropriate because as practicing martial artists my injury is unfortunately not uncommon, especially in striking related martial arts. I'll state now in the introduction that my experience with this injury is not how it always happens with head injuries and I made a lot of mistakes due to my ignorance at the start of it all which has contributed to the lengthy time it has taken me to get to the point I am at now. I don't want anyone thinking, "well damn man, I'm not going to do boxing or muay thai or etc." from this log. I also had some pre existing conditions with a prior head injury I was not aware due to an IED blast while I was in service, as well as some other issues going on which have all contributed to the severity of my situation. A more in depth explanation can be found in the Boxing Journey Thread, this post in particular:http://www.martialartsplanet.com/forums/showpost.php?p=1074801108&postcount=116...The reality though, is that it can happen, and maybe through this thread and the sharing of my experience a few people who can tolerate some longs posts can become informed on head injuries a little more, get some info. on how to deal with them, and maybe get a few laughs at how ridiculous it can all be at times when dealing with such an ailment. That said, I aim to log my experiences (and in a very personal way, beware) and include a lot about what I've learned about head injuries and what I'm trying to do to deal with some of the lingering symptoms that I constantly have to fight with currently. Maybe somewhere down the line somebody will benefit from it, and hopefully I'll benefit from it as well. With that, I close the intro post to the log.