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Concussion Update

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.
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    hope you heal soon.
    1607 days ago
    I am glad to hear you are recovering so well. Be sure to take the time you need to fully recover. It won't take very long in the overall scheme of life, but it's definitely better than fighting a recurring issue if you push too hard too soon
    1608 days ago
    I'm glad that you have your mom to help you along the way. I hope my son will feel that way about me when he's grown. emoticon I wish you a quick recovery. Enjoy the weekend. emoticon
    1608 days ago
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    Glad to hear that it is not more serious, and wish you a speedy recovery.
    Doing a whole lot of nothing this weekend is probably just what the doctor ordered,and your poor little head and body need. . . emoticon
    1609 days ago
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