I tried to body surf on the cement today...

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Did you know that the ground is hard? I think I knew that at one point in my life, and I re-learned it early this morning when I tripped over a crack in the sidewalk and bounced/slid along the ground. I sat there for a second and did an inventory - nothing broken, everything hurt. I got up and walked past 1 house and then passed out cold. I got up again walked a few steps, and started getting dizzy again, so I tried to sit on the corner. As I bent down to sit, I passed out again. Apparently somewhere in there I managed to get to the dialing screen on my phone and called my husband and my brother. My husband never heard the phone ring.

My brother's voice on the phone woke me up. I told him where I was, I could feel myself going under again. I was a block away from home. I thought about trying to crawl my way home, but realized that crossing the street would make that impossible. Plus I might get lost and my brother was on his way. I kept trying to call my husband. A homeless guy passed by and said hi. Several cars slowed to look, and a motorcyclist stopped and stared. By the time my brother got there, I was sitting upright, but not standing.

We went home to pick up my husband and get ice, then to the ER. I have a concussion (with a nice bump and scrape on the forehead), bruised nose, cut lip, bruised ribs, scraped/bruised hips, scraped left knee and right elbow, and both hands are all torn up. Nothing's broken, but everything is sore. emoticon

Doc told me to stay home today and rest. I'm sure I will look wonderful for tomorrow... I'm on an interview panel for the next two days. I'll probably frighten all of the people looking for a job, as well as the other people on the panel with me. LOL.
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    Wow!! Glad you're all right. It could have been a lot more serious. Hope you have a rapid recovery.
    2643 days ago
    Wow! So glad that your a little better today than a few days ago. My God you must have kissed the pavement really, really hard to get all that road rash:) Sending you some good vibes on you road to recovery. Be careful out there, take care.

    2657 days ago
    My brother (who always finds the humor in stuff) said "She looked down at the ground as she was jogging and thought it looked a little lonely, so she reached down and gave it a hug." LOL

    It was a bit scary. Thinking back on it now, I probably should have called 911 after I lost consciousness the first time. I don't think I realized how much a head injury changes your thought process, though. Hopefully I'll remember that if something like this happens again.
    2658 days ago
    Here's wishing you a speedy recovery!! Your sense of humor is intact, but the whole incident is pretty scarey. Glad to hear that nothing is broken. Take care of yourself- rest!!
    2658 days ago
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