MightyMouse Posted March 5, 2005 Report Share Posted March 5, 2005 Oh my goodness did I ever do a "Nina move" tonight. I slipped and lost my balance in my living room this evening and cracked my head on the corner of our coffee table, which has a marble top. I don't think I passed out, but the whole thing is a bit of a blur and according to Teri, I screamed for about a half hour while she tried to 1) stop the bleeding from my scalp and 2) help me calm down. I have a gash about 3 or 4 inches long on the crown of my head. Hurt so much that I couldn't stop crying for a good hour, even with me trying to do everything I know how to do to get through pain. The livingroom looked like a crime scene, but Teri did a fabulous job of cleaning everything up after tending to me. I still may need to go to an urgent care or ER some time tomorrow (oh, that's today at this point--it's 3:20 am) for sutures. As everyone here knows, and some of the current threads can attest, the ER just plain stinks as an option...but I might be out of options when Teri wakes up. I'm still kind of "leaking" a little--and I am worried about what will happen if we try to wash my very matted head of hair.Whew. All I can say now is thank goodness for drugs. I want to kiss my pain management doctor right about now for giving me meds for my spinal nerve pains--apparently, it works for great for clutzy-cracking-self-in-the-head pain too. Clearly it hurts too much for me to sleep comfortably (head on pillow=throbbing), but it's a weekend so staying up late is just fine with me. I might even sleep in my rocking chair, which is my old friend from when I had my spinal surgeries and it was tough to lie down. I did catch about an hour earlier, but the pain meds wore off, so now you're all privy to my wee-hour-undrugged ramblings.Off to find the pill bottle and my ice pack. Here's to a less clutzy tomorrow! Cheers. Nina Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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