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How quickly things happen

Posted by helen 
How quickly things happen
February 21, 2017 03:54PM
I slipped on the wet concrete at home last week which resulted in concussion and stitches. Over the weekend a wound flared up and I am back in hospital on Iv antibiotics.
How quickly things can change and I hadn't even left the house!
I think the residual concussion symptoms of woolly head and a bit of vertigo will be the hardest to shake.
Meanwhile we need our concrete water blasted!



Edited 3 time(s). Last edit at 02/21/2017 04:21PM by helen.
Re: How quickly things happen
February 21, 2017 04:01PM
Hope you get better soon! Sounds nasty.
Re: How quickly things happen
February 21, 2017 04:27PM
Helen, so sorry to hear of your bad luck and send my best wishes that you will be feeling better very soon.
Lorna
Re: How quickly things happen
February 21, 2017 04:27PM
What a nasty surprise you've had. All the best and I hope you'll be better very soon. It's an enforced rest, so make the best of it if you can.
Re: How quickly things happen
February 21, 2017 05:02PM
Oh no!! Thinking of you Helen and hope everything settles down to normal for you very soon
Regards,
Dawn.
Re: How quickly things happen
February 21, 2017 05:13PM
oh Helen, what a horrible thing to happen to you. Thinking of you.
Re: How quickly things happen
February 21, 2017 05:21PM
What a horrible thing to happen. Make the most of your enforced rest, and I hope you are back on your feet before too long. Hugs.
Re: How quickly things happen
February 21, 2017 05:40PM
So sorry to read about your accident. Your job now is just to get better. None of us like that self control taken away from us, albeit by an accident.
Re: How quickly things happen
February 22, 2017 01:40AM
Oh No! Hope you are not too bruised and battered. May you have a quick recovery.
Re: How quickly things happen
February 22, 2017 04:27AM
Sorry to hear of your fall Helen, and hope you're not too shaken up. Best wishes for a speedy recovery.
Re: How quickly things happen
February 22, 2017 02:19PM
Thanks for your kind wishes.
I guess this has been a shock reminder that accidents can easily happen in the home and you need to take preventative steps to safe guard against them. Our concrete patio area hasn't been water blasted for a while and once the rain hit it became a skating rink.
I am hoping that with some daily naps and taking it easy my brain will get back into gear quickly.



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 02/22/2017 02:40PM by helen.
Re: How quickly things happen
February 22, 2017 04:51PM
Ouch - nasty. I hope the infection clears quickly and you can get back to the comfort of your home. Give your head plenty of time.. my son had a mild concussion a couple of years ago and even then it took him several weeks to be back to normal. He'd get tired very easily and couldn't cope at all with stressful situations.

I know what you mean about little things though. 15 years ago I slipped on water leaking from a washing machine. I broke 2 bones in my hand, and the follow on from the effects of that fall meant 6 operations in the following 8 years on my right wrist and forearm, month and months and months of physio, about 9 months in a splint and a total of nearly a year in a cast to my shoulder. All because I put off replacing a hose because I was busy.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 02/22/2017 04:53PM by Jenna.
Re: How quickly things happen
February 22, 2017 05:10PM
Ouch Jenna that would have been awful.
I have advertised for a wwoof this morning as I have loads of jobs that need doing, a spare bedroom and a fridge that is always full of food so another mouth makes no difference.
I will get her onto water blasting, clearing leaves and all the other jobs that I keep meaning to get to and realise now are potential hazards.
This time of year is busy for us with the girls rowing most weekends so it will be easier to get someone independent onto helping us.
Re: How quickly things happen
February 23, 2017 05:58AM
Hope you get better soon, Helen. It is indeed the little things, and this is a timely reminder to get myself on to a few jobs I've been putting off for a while.
Re: How quickly things happen
February 23, 2017 11:17PM
Hi Helen. I am catching up on FL and didn't expect to see this news. How horrible for you and the family. And then to be hit with an infection - you poor thing!! With regards the vertigo (I am quite an experienced face planter).... I was referred to a specialist for vertigo, and one of his solutions was to have me lie across a bed face up, and then suspend from your shoulders upwards,over the side of the bed and stay like that for a few minutes. Apparently our ears have floaty things in them like little balls and a fall can force them to the bottom of your ears, which causes vertigo. By hanging your head off the bed it repositions them. My terminology and location of these floaty balls may be off, but when I have vertigo return that is what I do.

Sending you lots of fuzzy warms, sunshine and hugs!!
Bev
Re: How quickly things happen
February 24, 2017 03:20AM
So sorry to hear about your accident Helen. I hope you make a speedy recovery and are back to normal soon.
Re: How quickly things happen
March 05, 2017 05:59AM
Gosh Helen, that is awful! I'm also dealing with my partner who has an infection in his leg which starting from a small nick in his knee and blew his leg up to twice the size. Normal antibiotics haven't cleared the infection so he is now going to A&E every night for IV antibiotics. So Yes, I agree how quickly things can happen. Within a few days, he's lost his ability to drive, walk or sleep! Thankfully the IV antibiotics seem to be making some in roads now!

Don't ever leave things when it comes to your health folks!
Re: How quickly things happen
March 07, 2017 07:22AM
Only just caught up with this - so sorry to hear about this, Helen, and I hope you're on the mend. Eight years at ACC taught me how easily accidents happen and as a result I'm extremely safety conscious, but despite all best efforts things can still happen. Do take it easy on yourself - I've seen a lot of cases of concussion and they often had more of an effect than the person was expecting. We often read about sportspeople getting it and shrugging it off and I think that gives us an impression that it's trivial, but it often has quite an effect and doing too much does it no good.
Re: How quickly things happen
March 08, 2017 12:50AM
Sorry to see this Helen, I hope you are continuing to improve. What a terrible accident - as you say these things happen ever so quickly.
Re: How quickly things happen
March 10, 2017 01:18AM
Thanks everyone, this has certainly knocked me more than I would have liked.
Carolyn your comments re sports people has made me feel a whole lot better as the concussion specialist (sports Dr) I went to told me that pretty much everyone he deals with have shaken it off within 3 weeks and it is 3 weeks today.
But I am not an athlete and am probably twice the age of many of his patients.
Re: How quickly things happen
March 13, 2017 12:43AM
Sorry to hear that Helen, hopefully as quickly as it all happened, you recover.
Vanessa
Re: How quickly things happen
April 14, 2017 01:45PM
i hope you wiil be fine
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