Renee’s Christmas Concussion
Well why not? Who needs all that happy-go-lucky stuff...I decided to get myself a concussion for Christmas. All joking aside, when there is ice just be careful. And be thankful for co-workers who are awesome. AND yes, IF I had been wearing my helmet I would not be in this situation.
I was out and about yesterday to wrap up some important holiday business. I was with a co-worker and we were on a mission to get some boxes we needed for a project. We were all done with our box project and we were returning to our vehicle with the slip happened. I slipped on the ice and fell. But here is where it gets weird for me.
Normally when I fall I hurt some part of my back. I have a history of back issues. But not this time. I hit my head. And from what I heard as it happened and how I feel after, I think my head may have be the only part to make solid contact.
As the back of my skull made firm contact with the ice I heard the most abominable sound. It was a cracking, crushing sound that reverberated through my head.
My first thought...I just broke my skull.
SO do I not move like you should do with an injury like this...NO....
I touch my head...no blood or brains appear to be falling out. I realize I can move so I could touch my head...I must not have hurt myself to bad...I guess. Co-worker is now at my side...I realize I am not alone. But it hurts and stings and that noise it made...
I lose it.
I full on lose any composure I had or ever had.
I now curl up in a ball on the ice and start crying uncontrollably.
I did manage to get myself together...wipe the mascara off that was now ALL over my face.
And we finished out project. After all I am with someone and there are any after effects I have some one to get me to a docs or save me from myself.
After a dozen people telling I should go check out and a dizzy spell that was a bit alarming I do go to a walk in clinic. Concussion!
So, I need to rest my brain. That is what my brain will be doing this weekend.
Merry Christmas 2016!
* any and all typos or sentences that make no sense...I HAVE A CONCUSSION! Give me a break! So, how long can I use this as an excuse?