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05 September 2005 @ 07:24 am
Screwing the pooch at 6:00 AM  
Entry Name: i R t3H j33NyUz

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Fishing for Free Medical Advice
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Wow. Just Wow. I screwed the pooch HARD this morning. Martin had turned the air conditioner on last night and I wanted to turn it off. So I got out of bed, turned the air conditioner off and then woke up on the floor.

Erm. Yeah.

The interim is a big black spot and I've never blacked out in my life. But I woke up on the floor with Martin by me and my head and neck hurting like a mofo.

On the other hand, I have no medical insurance. And about 3 different types of medical professionals on my F List.

So any suggestions from ANY of y'all people, medical or not, would be highly spiffy. My neck is locking up like.... some... really... locky thing and I have a goose egg the size of Cleveland on my forehead. I've been icing the bump some and trying to keep moving my neck in various directions, but I can tell that it will soon reduce me to only seeing straight ahead (my computer ^_^ heh heh). I've also taken two excedrin and a muscle relaxant (voltaren) but any further suggestions from anyone would be extremely swell. I'm in a buttload of pain and expect to be for several days. Buggerall.

And if any of this entry doesn't make sense, I just hit my head really hard. Duh.
 
 
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thudpucker: laughing man - by frittersthudpucker on September 5th, 2005 02:41 pm (UTC)


I told her I figured the 'blackout' was due to hitting her head, and not the other way around. I think she was just still sleepysleepysleepy and tripped. Doesn't seem any more concussed than she normally is (I checked the pupils) and is also as close to coherent as she'll ever be. I think she just tensed up on impact. But, like her, I'm open to suggestions as to how to make her next few days suck a teeny bit less.

Off to make coffee.


Huai Hsinghuai_hsing on September 5th, 2005 02:50 pm (UTC)
Well, you can definite ease up her pain by giving her neck a nice massage.... Get some kind of muscle relaxing cream, rub it on her neck and then hot compress. (go all the way down to her neck, the muscles are connected all the way down to the shoulders).
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AlucarDmilesaroo on September 5th, 2005 02:52 pm (UTC)
Wooooow, scary.

It might be an idea to try a Chiropractor about your neck?
Fritters: Ed Nodding by Frittersfritters on September 5th, 2005 02:58 pm (UTC)
My chiro isn't open till Friday I don't think, but I may by then.
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ancient_immie: AIancient_immie on September 5th, 2005 03:12 pm (UTC)
wow, um may I suggest that you keep with the muscle relaxants and try to some neck exercises chin to the chest, tilting the head from right to left, and rolling your neck to keep it from locking up. If its not better in three days seek some clinic/hospital/doctor visit.
Fritters: Ed Stars by Frittersfritters on September 5th, 2005 03:24 pm (UTC)
I've been doing the exercises up till now but it's getting to the point I can't move, I may try to resume them in 12 hours or so. I'm assuming that it's natural to lock up some (?) right after an accident like that? And thankfully I have lots of the muscle relaxants, even though they aren't very good, and I konw the doctor will refill them. And good idea on the seeing a doctor if it's still really bad in a few days. I THINK if it comes to it I can go to Olive View and have MediCal cover it, it's just one of those things where it would take 16 hours of my day to see someone. Thanks for the suggestion, hon.
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Vocabulary/Back Scritches: ouchiespazzychic on September 5th, 2005 03:53 pm (UTC)

I can't offer any better advise than anyone else here but..

oof!

:(
Fritters: Dangerously Undermedicated by Frittersfritters on September 5th, 2005 03:58 pm (UTC)
Thanks. It is teh suck. Sympathy is quite welcome, as well as mass mailings of strong prescription painkillers.
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Bread and Jam for Katetwisterfairy on September 5th, 2005 04:30 pm (UTC)
Well I'm no medical professional, but I am a klutz and have had my share of goose eggs. As long as you don't have concussion symptoms (dizziness, nausea, weakening limbs, dilation of one pupil etc), then the massage, hot compress and ice on the bump should do it. The best treatment is a little rest, I think.

I once got hit in the face with a locker door in grade school and had a goose egg that took up most of my forehead.

Anyways, hope you're feeling better. Here's some stuff about concussions, just in case http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000799.htm
Fritters: TT BB Big cheesy grin by ellonwyefritters on September 5th, 2005 05:16 pm (UTC)
Speaking as one, I certainly think being a klutz qualifies, so thanks for the info. I don't think I have a concussion, but I'll go check out the link to make sure. Thanks bunches!
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lironesslironess on September 5th, 2005 06:40 pm (UTC)
If your neck wants to hold still, let it. It is stiffening for a reason. As everyone has said, heat is good. I wish you could go to the Dr. now, but I know why you don't. When/if you go have them check you for diabites and animia. Both can cause fainting. Low blood sugar or low iron. I hear that low blood sugar makes you stupid when you wake up too. So it is probobly not that. Martin needs to keep an eye on you, especially if you take a nap. If my neck was acting up I'd rest in bed with a neck pillow or a rolled towel under my neck to curve it.

When I fell last year and almost broke my back, the stick on heating pads kept me moving and at work. I could not have worked without them. I also took too much advil and eventually got myself sick from them. I'm not sure if you can overdo asprin. Remember, Excedrin has caffiene and caffiene makes you awake and wiggly. You are going to need to rest too. The chiropractor will be good when you can.

Honey, I'm so sorry your hurt again. I know how it feels. Keep telling yourself "this too shall pass". Hugs.
Fritters: Wounded! by Frittersfritters on September 5th, 2005 10:17 pm (UTC)
The reason I'm not going to the doctor is A: it's either expensive for far and B: driving will make it worse and C: it's not worth the pain and expense for them to say "take it easy for a few days, put heat on it and take this eepnsive prescription," when I can do 2 out of the 3 for free.

And the reason I blacked out is probably just waking weirdness, see what I told postrophe about that.

As for relaxing my neck, I'm 50/50 on that, ordinarily I'd love your suggestion, it's lazy and hurts less, but with the fact that my osteo keeps having me do shoulder stretches to keep me from losing range of motion in my arm, I wonder how similar this would be. On the other hand I can probably put that off a couple days.

Thanks for the reminder on the excedrin, I've been having a lot of problems sleeping and I forgot it had that! I think after a certain hour I'll switch to aspirin.
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postrophe on September 5th, 2005 08:11 pm (UTC)
So That's why I hadn't heard from youall...

The getting up too fast" thing can black you out, and yes, there IS a delay before it happens.

Good advice up there. Is your dirtmall chiro open labor day at all?

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Fritters: Wounded! by Frittersfritters on September 5th, 2005 09:44 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I've had more minor blackout problems upon awakening before, I just never did more than iris out some before, that's my guess of the cause. I apparently need to be more careful getting out of bed. I'm just grateful I didn't break the plate glass window, I'm 90% sure that's what I hit so hard.
postrophe on September 6th, 2005 01:10 am (UTC)
AHA!

HAH!

I FOUND the FSucker!

(That dang article about that dang flat-fee clinin in mid-valley.)

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Fritters: Cat in silly hats by Frittersfritters on September 6th, 2005 01:44 am (UTC)
Congrats! I'm surprised at all they offer! It doesn't mention the address, though... did you get it from th phone number or haven't you called them?
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OwlDragon: Dragonowldragon1 on September 6th, 2005 09:16 am (UTC)
:(

*hugs*
Fritters: Cat Goes Pbtht by iconfetishfritters on September 7th, 2005 01:00 am (UTC)
Thanks, sweetie ^_^ Pretty soon I'll be borrowing neck blaces from yer mom =/
catlyn99catlyn99 on September 7th, 2005 05:23 am (UTC)
huggles
sorry to hear that hun, if its still bothering you i have one of those aroma therapy heating sock tihngs, works wonders! =)
Fritters: TT BB 2DamnCool by shamanic_nurikofritters on September 7th, 2005 05:31 am (UTC)
Re: huggles
OMG how cool! I don't need it, but it sounds cool, I should get one ^_^ And we have a heating pad and smelly oils so I can fake it. But thanks for the sympathy and the offer
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sad picture of girl getting bittererqphelia on October 7th, 2005 05:27 pm (UTC)
Belated Well Wishing
Should "well wishing" be hyphenated? 'Cause I feel that with a hyphen, it would mean something along the lines of tossing pennies into a well and making wishes.

Anyways, sorry this came so late. I haven't been able to check my LJ (obviously). But we finally have internet at home, and work is slow for the moment.

I've also taken two excedrin and a muscle relaxant (voltaren) but any further suggestions from anyone would be extremely swell.

Great pun, by the way.
I accidentally read the rx name as "Voldemort."

Anyways, you should be getting some swag from me soon-ish. I hope you're feeling better, hon.
Frittersfritters on October 7th, 2005 10:17 pm (UTC)
Re: Belated Well Wishing
Awwww, swag, that's really sweet of you! And yeah, that injury is 99% gone, depending on whether or not it caused the ear infection (bleaugh). I must be feeling better, we're heading to Serenity in an hour again.