Saturday, March 1, 2014

Brain rest

Yesteday afternoon I passed out and smacked the tile floor with the back of my head. Ouch. Priscilla called 911 and an ambulance took me to Little Rock VA emergency. The docs did an EKG and a CT scan. Heart OK, no sign of stroke.

I remember thinking my feet were tangled and I was going to fall on my backside, a known painful experience, but a padded fall. Then Priscilla was holding my head and calling 911. Then an ambulance guy was saying something, but all I knew was my head hurt. The EMTs put me on a gurney (I don't remember that, either). Two ambulances were in the driveway. On the way to the hospital, I tried to remember what had happened, but with no success. I remembered having breakfast, but nothing after that. I finally remembered when Priscilla said I had been on my way to the back door to let the dogs out, around 2 p.m.

ER people said there are no indications of concussion. I get dizzy when making 90-degree changes -- sitting to lying down, lying down to sitting. Priscilla said dizziness and confusion are indications of concussion, so I should rest my brain. No reading, no computer. If I can't read or do computer stuff, my only thing to do is go sleep. That's what I'm about to do.

Talk to you later.

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