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It’s only a flesh wound

By Tara Zandra | December 2, 2006

I have suffered two head injuries in as many days. Yesterday I was purposefully striding from one room to another and had forgotten about a high cabinet that was open. I smacked into it so hard that I literally did what the books always say and went reeling, grabbing at the walls to prevent me from falling to the floor. I was hit right about where the part for my bangs are and there was the tiniest hint of blood and I got a quarter-sized tender bump. This morning the bump was way down and it didn’t even hurt to brush my hair.

Today I was leaning into the car trunk and a huge gust of wind knocked it down on my head enough to make my teeth clacker. I couldn’t stop crying and the amount of blood this time was quite a bit; not gushing, but still a fair amount. Thankfully I was with the family so I didn’t have to drive or anything but we were at least a half hour away from home and my head hurt so bad the whole way. I’ve since eaten a bit and taken Motrin and that has really helped the pain. Chris has both kids at the grocery store right now to allow me a little quiet, recovery time. The bump is kind of large and it really hasn’t stopped bleeding, though it has slowed considerably, but I just don’t have any other symptoms of trauma yet so I see no reason to sit in an emergency room on a Saturday for what would surely be hours.

But on the bright side we received our first Christmas card yesterday and we’re going to start decorating tonight! yay!

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3 Responses to “It’s only a flesh wound”

  1. Vanessa Says:
    December 2nd, 2006 at 6:23 pm

    Ouch! I’m sorry you’ve had such bad luck. Take it easy for a while — when I hit my head on the steering wheel in that car accident back in October, it was a good two or three days before I really felt like myself again.

  2. DD Says:
    December 2nd, 2006 at 9:31 pm

    It must have been one of those days: I was climbing into our SUV and I somehow I smacked my head where the door curves slightly in because I was tilting it to miss the top of the door jam.

    I guess you would need to be there…

    Certainly do take it easy, especially if it was bleeding. You’ll have one hell of a headache in the morning.

  3. Mandi Says:
    December 2nd, 2006 at 10:47 pm

    Ooh, poor girl! I am cringing for you. Take it easy, head trauma can be sneaky. I hope you are feeling better very soon. ::Hugs::