On Tuesday around noon, I was cooking a batch of chicken soup when I ended up with a konk on the head, followed the next days by vertigo. I felt no different from any other day Tuesday morning. No sign of vertigo. In other words, there was no foreshadowing of how messed up I would be in a few minutes. I have a happy life—would have been singing while I cooked, but the dog would have howled.
The chicken concoction smelled divine. As I stirred, I knew the aroma wafted through much of the house. I must have taken a step back, maybe to throw something away or get an ingredient out of the refrigerator. Out of nowhere, I stumbled back, (I think this is what occurred, but I’m not certain) and down onto the kitchen tile I tumbled flat onto my back. I don’t recall being dizzy, nor hitting the floor. However, I do remember as I bumbled backward, I thought, oh, sh**!
My man to my rescue
Tommy said when he got to me, my eyes were open but I wasn’t “home.” I thought he was near me when I went down, but he told me he was in the living room when he heard a loud crash. My hubby said he ditched the book he was reading and went to the kitchen where he found me on the floor. Guess I’m missing those minutes between my fall and when he was down beside me. Cuckoo. I was soaked in sweat, I mean SOAKED and confused. I suppose I must have had my bell rung. Tough football player I am. Ha! It did take me a while to get to my feet. I was sweaty-slippery and weak, and very tired. Tommy helped me to bed, and I slept and slept. I’ve had vertigo ever since. What I do not know is if I got dizzy, and that made me fall, or if I simply fell, and the konk on my head was hard enough to cause vertigo for the last couple of days.
Pat saysMarch 12, 2020 at 12:14 pm
Wow ! Take care.
Lynn Sholes saysMarch 13, 2020 at 11:26 am
Thanks, I’m on the mend.
Mary Pat saysMarch 13, 2020 at 12:23 pm
I hope you are doing better. I know how crazy these falls can be. I fell 3 weeks ago and broke my femur in two places. The pain was awful and still with me while I am learning how to walk again. Thank goodness for my family and especially my husband. He has been wonderful! We are lucky women to have great spouses!!!!
Lynn Sholes saysMarch 13, 2020 at 1:20 pm
Vertigo is better today, thank heavens. Because I’m on a blood thinner I got scolded by my doc for not going to the ER right away. Any blow to the head or suspect of injury that may cause internal injuries, no wait and see, go immediately to the ER. They did the CT scan, and I suppose if there was a slow bleed, they would have notified me by then. Man oh man, I’m sorry to hear about your leg. That has to be a rough recovery. This getting old junk is disappointing. Golden, shmolden! Keep in touch. And yes, thank heavens for good husbands. think maybe they are few and far between~
mary Pat saysMarch 13, 2020 at 2:09 pm
I too am on a blood thinner so they had to wait awhile and pump me with vitamin K in order to do surgery. Now I have a titanium rod and 2screws in my leg. I agree it is not fun getting old.
Bats saysMarch 12, 2020 at 10:59 pm
Sweetcakes….I am so sorry! Owwwwww…are you feeling a bit better?
Lynn Sholes saysMarch 13, 2020 at 11:27 am
Hey, I’m good to go. CT was good and vertigo is gone.