I swear I just can't stay away from hospitals. Even when I don't have appointments I seem to end up at the hospital for one reason or another. This weekend it was because I banged my head. I bang my head a lot, so mostly I just mutter a few choice words, then pay attention to the pain and make sure it goes away after a bit. Plus, I always make sure to stay awake for a couple of hours afterwards... Even if I'd been planning to go to bed right before it happend. Seriously, if I went to A and E (accident and emergency) every time I hit my head I'd have to live there!
Anyway, because I hadn't been feeling too well since Friday I put the lingering headache and sleepyness down to that. That is, until I slept from around 12:30 pm Saturday until around 6:00 am Sunday, then was already getting sleepy about half an hour after getting up. That's not normal for me. I mean, a 4 hour sleep is considered a good night for me, and I'd just slept almost18 hours? Not good! And the fact the headache was worse when I got up as well... Definately not good!
To cut a long story short - since my head is really hurting after spending the past couple of hours listening to Jaws read blog posts to me -I spent most of yesterday at A and E waiting to get my head looked at.
No, no! I don't mean in that way... I don't think I want details of the state of my mind thanks! ;)
We finally got seen around 11:00 pm, only to find the doctor was much more interested in what the reason for my artificial eyes and lack of eyesight was. He considered that information "interesting" and worth discussing, but announced that I had "just a minor head injury" and that he didn't see "any signs of serious damage or brain damage," so I was to just go home and take pain killers, because it wasn't anything to worry about. Had he said this after doing xrays or scans or something I'd have no issues. But since he literally checked for visible signs of cuts or bruises, asked where it hurt, then closely examined my artificial eyes... I wasn't impressed. I mean, I was under the impression head injuries were to be treated as serious until proven not serious?
If it hadn't been so late, we'd have gone to another hospital not too far from here and got a second opinion. But we'd spent so much of the day at the one that we were reluctant to go through that long wait again just to get the same response. So we did the only thing we could. We came home.
We can only assume it was - or is - a concussion. At any rate, despite the pain still remaining, my night was more normal (normal for me, I mean). If things were worse today my Mam would have taken me to the other hospital, but since there is a small improvement... *Shrugs*... Why put ourselves through that again when it can be avoided?
So, today I'm on pain killers and not allowed to go anywhere. I had to cancel my mobility lesson, but she wasn't 100% sure she could make it because of a meeting anyway. And there's no walkies with his Mami for Kero. But other than that it's just a typical Monday. Yep! Life goes on... Splitting headache or not! I wish the dogs (Kero and the dogs upstairs) would shut up... It's killing my head!
Hope you had a better weekend than I did!