Yesterday evening I walked into my kitchen and slipped on some water on the floor (no idea why it was there) and hit my head really hard (imagine like in the movies, I went splat). I had my husband call a doctor who paid a house call. He diagnosed a concussion, but not bad enough to need to go to the ER, and gave me warning signs of what to look out for if it should worsen, for me to need to go to the ER. Fortunately had none of those. But I did have a nice "healthy" panic attack. Which is hard, because symptoms of panic attacks can also mimic concussion symptoms. But the doctor took that into account and helped me calm down and fortunately it's not so bad.
Today I'm still in pain but less than yesterday. I'm going to be taking it easy, because my son and I are supposed to be going abroad on Friday and I needed to be all rested and mostly healed by then. I've spoken with a few doctors and am taking their advice. No need to worry, I just wanted to update you on what's going on.

Penniless Parenting

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  1. So sorry to hear this :(. Many prayers for quick healing!

  2. I slipped once inside a friends house on her newly polished wood floor and hit my head hard enough to have a concussion. I also stayed home and just took it easy but it took about 5-7 days to feel myself again... Feel better

  3. Sad for you to have such a fall and near when you want to have a nice trip with your son. Good that it was not worse.

  4. thinking of you! how are you doing today?

  5. complete and speedy recovery

  6. Update on my head and neck injury:
    My head is mostly pain free as long as I'm not touching the area where I got bumped. At the end of the day I get headaches though, fortunately not too bad. My neck is mostly pain free, but when I try to lift my neck while lying down, I get neck pain. (Diagnosed as whiplash.) My physical therapist mother gave me some exercises to do to help that, and I'm trying to do them.
    Fortunately, I'm on the upward mend. Hopefully it won't interfere with my trip too much.

  7. Right, if you thumped the back of your head hard, you’ve got neck strain. Happened to me a lot in roller derby. A good massage therapist can realign you. Please note I’m not a doctor and this isn’t medical advice; it’s what worked for me.

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