Saturday, May 03, 2008
THAT HURT!
Last evening I tripped over a rug in our family room. What ensued was like a slow motion train wreck. I started stumbling headlong like a drunk person, convinced with each halting half-step that I was going to regain my balance and get it under control.

But then my "C" gene crept in. "C" as in "Clumsy". I plunged into the wall and doorframe leading to the kitchen. First I felt my legs and arms scraping against something. And then my right side hit something. And then my face and right temple crashed into the wall. I rolled backward and could do nothing but lay there.

I knew this wasn't good. I have been in the midst of a fibromyalgia flare for a couple of weeks so my pain receptors were already on edge.

Okay, I've been playing this out pretty dramatically. But it's all true.

At 2:30 a.m. I awoke with my right temple badly swollen so I went to the ER. The nurse acted like I was ridiculous for being there. But the doctor was more understanding. I have seen Chicago's Hope and Gray's Anatomy enough to know that temple injuries can be fatal. I didn't want to leave my family. Not now. My fifth grade teacher's father was killed by a blow to one of his temples. 35 years later, I still remember her talking about that. I also remember her talking about taking part in seances when she was in college. She was a little different.

So, they did a CT Scan of my head. No skull fracture and, might I add, the doctor said that my brain "looked great". That really gave me a swelled head. I don't know if my brain really looked better than the average person's brain does but she implied that it did. There's something about hearing that at 3:45 a.m. that makes you feel good.

Anyway, I am stiff and sore today and I have a headache. But I'm alive.

And I'm concerned I might have broken a floor joist where I fell because the floor seems to "pop" there now when I walk over it.

  posted at 1:43 PM  
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2 Comments:
At 9:38 PM, Blogger Draw The Line said...

Wow! I'm glad you didn't damage the wall or door jam. Those repair people don't come cheap. Good thing you hit head first too. HA HA Love ya Todd. Take care.

 
At 9:52 PM, Blogger Todd M said...

It's good to have friends who care. heehee

 

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