Personal Narrative Essay On Vaults

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I went through the day thinking it 's just another regular boring day. However, later that night I was thinking, I’m just going to put an “Out of Order” sticker on my forehead and just call it a day. I was at gymnastics practice like usual. Getting ready to do one of my favorite events, vault. Surprisingly, my teammates and I were doing a different warm up than usual. I looked at the whiteboard on the rigid wall. I got right to it, doing the different to warm up. One of the passes was running backwards. I ran to the white lineat the end of the vault runway. I turned around to go back to go the other way, trying to go as fast as I can. Bam! Suddenly I was knocked to the ground. With tremendous effort, I was able to sit up. But everything was blurry and spinning like I 've been put into a shaking snow globe. I tried to just blow it off and stand up. I failed that task and fell right back down. My vault coach ran over to the gymnasts that have collapsed on the runway. Alyssa, I thought, just realizing that I 've hit her. All of a sudden I could feel the sweat rolling down my neck. “Emily, are you okay?” My coach addressed with concern. “Yeah, I think so.” “Em, you’re bleeding.” “What?” bearly understanding…show more content…
I ended up going to the doctor 's office and was diagnosed with a mild concussion. I had dizziness, nausea, and headaches. I later had a cat scan to make sure there was no swelling or any other major injuries. I was told that I had to lay around and do nothing so I could heal. It was really hard not reading, watching television, playing on any electronics or even doing the sport I loved. All of these activities made me nauseous and dizzy. I was unable to attend the last days of school and was excused from my exams. I was able to go to my little brother’s kindergarten graduation and my younger sister’s 5th-grade graduation which was a positive note to all that has happen. Overall, the experience of a concussion was terrifying and something I will never
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