|Forum topic by Jerry||posted 07-25-2015 08:53 PM||1183 views||0 times favorited||46 replies|
07-25-2015 08:53 PM
Hello to all of my friends,
Well, as we get ready for the big move to McMinnville there was a slight bug splat… By Monday the 20th, I had the entire shop packed up, along with the music studio and goodly number of books in the basement.
Then disaster, at around 12:45 AM on Tuesday I took a bad spill in the living room and hit my head on something on the way down. I thought I was OK but my wife, who was awakened by the noise said otherwise and made me stay on the floor while she called 911.
Long story short, we still don’t know what my head hit, can’t find any bloody things, but I had a massive P shaped cut, about 2 – 3” across, all the way to the bone. I kept telling the Paramedics it was nothing, that head wounds are just really bloody, but they didn’t listen, thankfully.
After Mr. Toad’s wild ride to OHSU, getting my clothes cut off me, a cat scan, and 2.5 hours of stitches administered by two nurses taking turns, I was ready to get the hell out of Dodge and come home.
Apparently they had to strap me in as I fought the PMs the whole time they were working on me.
My poor wife had to see me looking like you or I can’t possibly imagine, huge cut all the way to the bone, yes, my skull was completely exposed I guess, The repair was done in 3 layers, or skin flaps, one for the skin layer closest to the bone, etc up to the top layer.
Absolutely no pain in the head wound, not the first night, not now, but the real trauma was in my neck muscles which somehow got pretty badly sprained, so I’ve had 4 pretty sleepless nights because of the pain, but this morning about 2 AM, I discovered my new best friend, Ibuprofin gel caps. Voila, neck pain gone.
So, while I currently look like a modern day version of the Frankenstein monster, I’m feeling pretty good, pretty strong. Today we box up more of the basement, take some more stuff to the Goodwill, and do 3 banker boxes of shredding.
Before we go out, I’m considering giving myself a really bad haircut, super gluing a couple of bolts to my neck, putting on a black suit and some high top steel toed work boots and scaring the Bejesus out of the general public.
After hearing my wife’s story and seeing the effect it had on her, I’ve been forced to seriously reevaluate the way I’m running my life. I’ve made some permanent changes as of that first night and am healing rapidly, and feeling stronger and more positive every day as a result.
All in all, this was a blessing.
You guys are very important to me, thanks for reading this.
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