Thursday, September 26, 2013
Turns out I have a mild-moderate concussion. Long story short, I was having more symptoms so I went to the hospital today to have a CT scan. Good news: I don't have any skull fractures and I don't have any bleeding in my brain. Bad news: I still have a pretty good concussion and all the side effects that go along with that. I've never had one before, and I've learned a pretty good amount about them in the past few days. Concussions are actually traumatic brain injuries. A BRAIN INJURY. That sh!t's scary. So glad I don't have to worry about anything big and ugly. I do need to take it easy for a while yet, though. I'm under strict orders to not over-exert myself.
This has certainly been a trying week, but tonight I find myself full of gratitude. I'm grateful that if I *did* have to bang my head and get a concussion, at least I did it at work (so it's under workers compensation), and definitely grateful for such an agreeable and easy-going workers comp insurance company...grateful for substitutes and understanding supervisors/co-workers...grate
ful to live in a country where I have access to the good medical care I needed, when I needed it...grateful for my family, as their concern is an indicator of love...and SO incredibly grateful for having a wonderful mom. She took such good care of me when I was sick or hurt as a child that I still feel like I need her to help me feel better; even as an adult in my 30s, I still want my mom. I have so many things to be grateful for. I'm also grateful that tomorrow is Friday, payday, and that the weekend is upon us. I plan to do a whole lot of nothing this weekend.