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"Post-Concussive Syndrome," Dr. Says

Posted Jul 12 2010 4:09pm

Concussion image Sure enough, my suspicions were correct .

I just came back from the neurologist, who gave me a verdict that explain my headaches, vertigo, sudden fatigue and minor concentration issues after my scary July 4 collision with a glass (that had no stickers on it.)

"Post-concussive syndrome," he pronounced. (It's also called post concussion syndrome.)

I'm now on doctor-ordered bed rest, drinking lots of liquids -- and you'll love this, "don't spend a lot of time cooking." (He didn't mention no blogging!)

As for reading, he said, "Well, don't read War and Peace." (Pretty cool to get a doctor with a sense of humor!)

In other words, I'm on doctor's orders to be a couch potato! That's a challenge for  this go-getter, who seeks to make a difference. But, frankly, my aching and dizzy head thanks him!

Oh, and I'm disappointed, because for now, I have to hold off training for my 100-mile bike ride to benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society .

But my prominent emotion is GRATITUDE! I am sooo glad to be alive. This bump on the head knocked me into intense thankfulness. Just imagine how bad it could have been if the glass had shattered? Would I even still be around? 

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Gotta ice my head now and rest. But first I'll skim this fascinating article.

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