December 10, 2016
5 minutes before I would have left my night job I slipped and cracked my head on the tile over concrete floor. Wow that hurt and made a loud sound! Sat up for a minute to see how I felt - yep, I'm good. Started feeling around the back of my head to see if there were any dents, yeah, I'll be fine. Then looked at my hand and saw a bunch of blood. Got up to grab a paper towel to soak it up, and looked at the floor - hmm, lots of blood there. Paper towels came away pretty soaked.
Night of firsts: called 911 for myself (called for other people, but not for me), got an ambulance ride, got a concussion (diagnosed). They asked about pain level; 3 - and I added that I used to have migraines so I tolerate pain quite well since they looked skeptical. I was given the choice of stitches or not, and I opted for not (the doc said if it was him, he wouldn't - it would stop the bleeding but not accomplish much more).
They took a CAT scan to make sure there was no internal stuff since I wouldn't have anyone to check on me thru the night. Finally my boss came and got me at midnight and I arrived home a little before 1 AM. Long day since it started at 3:30 AM of Friday
No lifting or bending for a couple of days - um, yeah right, there's a snow event headed our way and I'll be shoveling and blowing snow Monday. I won't be moving a ton of pellets today as a concession. I do feel like my mind is about 2 feet behind me - not sight-wise, but just a slightly distant feeling, but otherwise I'm fine.
Not the way I wanted to start the weekend!
Might be time to find a neighbor kid who wants to earn $20/$30 and have them do the driveway for you. That sort of knock is pretty horrid!
Posted by: Ruth at Dec 10, 2016 8:14:32 AM
I'm with Ruth. Glad it wasn't worse; but, so sorry it happened at all!!
Posted by: Cop Car at Dec 10, 2016 1:31:57 PM
The only neighbor kids old enough are those kitty corner from the back of my house. The lady looked at me like I was a serial killer when I asked if it was alright if I asked her son to pet sit my dog when I was planning on being out of town for a couple of days (they had even larger dogs, so it wasn't the dog). Ended up taking Prince to a kennel.
The guy across the street doesn't do his own (he can hardly walk), and I'm not letting the crazy trailer guy step foot on this property.
Feeling better already - I'll be fine.
Posted by: bogie at Dec 10, 2016 6:12:01 PM
That's good news (your feeling better), Bogie. Thanks for letting us know. Hope you continue on that path!
Posted by: Cop Car at Dec 11, 2016 12:05:55 PM
So you guys feel better - I posted on FB about my mishap and a couple of HOG members volunteered to come over and help with snow removal if needed. Neither of them live very close, but it is good to know I've got back up.
Also posted on the Firewood Hoarders forum and the guy who helped me bring home the upstairs pellet stove told me not to hesitate to call him. He's about 20 minutes away (on a good day), so I'll call him if needed.
Posted by: bogie at Dec 11, 2016 2:21:15 PM
Oh yeah, I wrestled with the computer and got it to submit to talking with the server at work, so I'm telecommuting tomorrow so I won't have the stress of driving 30 miles in the height of the snow storm that is to start about 10 tonight.
They told me to avoid mental exertion - no computers, no tv, no music, no books. Obviously failed at that no computer thing and my brain hurt by the time I got the connection going, but I'll try not to overdo thinking for the next day or two.
Posted by: bogie at Dec 11, 2016 2:36:52 PM
Concussions are not trivial. Telecommuting is a fabulous idea. If your brain won't take the mental exertion, I hope it will at least tell you to "Turn it all off!" if needed.
Posted by: Cop Car at Dec 11, 2016 5:48:33 PM