It's been a heckuva six days for me!
First, the good stuff!My daughter's boyfriend came to stay with us for a couple of days. He took her out to a fancy dinner on Valentine's Day, even made reservations. He's a great kid! (age 23, yes, he's a kid! She's 21.)
And then...Thursday night, I had wished my sister happy birthday and visited a friend who just got out of the hospital, took my twins out to dinner, and got home. At the top of our stairs, we have a landing, then there are 3 stairs going up to the left and 4 stairs on the right. Kind of like this:
|Causes of Concussion|
And ugly bruises on my chin and shoulder!
I have been off work since it happened, and I am supposed to be resting. And I am. Lots of resting. They used to teach us that concussion patients shouldn't sleep much, if at all. It's the opposite now. Can't look at the computer for too long in a row. Or the TV. Or a book. Sleep. Rest. I'm starting to do household chores a little at a time to build up stamina and practice using my cognitive abilities. It's really scary when the doctor tells you that you have a mild traumatic brain injury, especially knowing that my father died of a brain injury. You can read about that here. Scary stuff! I'm scheduled to go back to work Thursday where I will be teaching 130 sixth graders and dealing with almost a thousand kids in the hallways. Any advice?
And to lighten the mood a little...
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