work and health... today i like shock mats  

catastrophegirl 40F
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5/23/2006 12:03 am

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5/23/2006 10:08 pm

work and health... today i like shock mats

for the first time in many years i collapsed at work for a reason other than my balance or arthritis. i'm used to falling now but when i fall and i'm conscious i have gotten pretty good at directing my fall away from hard or sharp things and keeping head head off the floor. in fact i don't think i've had a fall the last couple of years from which i DIDN'T land sitting up.

but today... doing a simple computer task at the front desk and BAM! you know that moment where you can feel all the blood draining out of your extremities and your head goes light? yeah, i tried to catch myself but i went down like jello under the summer sun. and i went sideways so i slammed the left side of my head on the floor. i don't recall the bits between my eyes passing the counter and the "fuck! i'm going to hit my head!" moment right before impact.

i am so glad we have anti shock mats. so now i just have a sore neck. and it wasn't a guest in front of me at the counter but instead the guy who runs the gift shop. he yelled into the back for help. at which point i was trying to roll onto my back and get my legs up against the desk to bring my circulation under control, so when everyone in the back looked at the camera they saw my head against the wall.

no, Crash, I didn't hit the wall. i just ran up against it trying to get myself under control. you all just saw my head against the wall.

good thing there's a plentiful supply of cold water around and i had just filled my water bottle. a cold water bottle applied to the back of the neck brings a lot of dizziness under control really fast.

this summer is going to suck ass. i think it's time to put the cane back in the car and make room in the freezer for ALL my ice packs. and i need to find a scarf that matches my stupid pocket square. i got permission to wear one as an accessory to hide an ice rope under during work. it'll look kinda stupid but better than a naked ice rope.

and if can do it right i can put the ice right up against my carotid which will cool my brain much faster than leaning my wrist on an ice pack and stuffing one down the back of my shirt like i did at disneyquest.

so don't expect to see me outside in daylight for the next 4-5 months. i should be outside again in time for hallowe'en

and if you have any idea what i'm talking about - the tysabri decision is expected june 28th

BlondieInOz 34F

5/23/2006 12:29 am

Thast so sad. I hope you feel better very soon.

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