In my life I have been very lucky to not get hurt very often. I had bee stings when I was little cuts and scrapes too but nothing major. As an adult the worst thing that has happened to me is needing to get a root canal. I have a high pain tolerance but rarely is it tested.
Well, yesterday I had a weird accident - and totally found out why there is that 'no running in school' rule. Here is how it all went down.
I was sitting in the lunch room taking some time to chill after dropping my students off at an assembly. I had 15 minutes left until I need to go into the assembly and supervise my class. I saw a friend of mine from last year entering the gym at my school through the window - in excitement I yell out her name and an "I'll be right back" and rush out of the staff room. Since I was running at top speeds I was going to hook my hand around the corner as I exited the room through the door way.
Well there was one of these in that doorway...
|pic taken at my home - reenactment.|
The custodian had seen my spill and followed me into the gym where another assistant looked at me and asked if I was all right. I decided that I didn't feel so good - then everything went blurry and I woke up on the floor with 5 people standing around me all sweaty and hot.
Apparently the custodian saw me hit my head against the wall and the ground during my fall - which I don't remember. Which is what caused the pass out.
Needless to say I was taken straight to the health room and didn't get to see my friend. I called me doctor who told me not to drive home - but Austin was already on his way. He picked me up and took me home to relax on the couch while the team somehow covered my classroom.
Rumor has it that if you fall asleep after getting a concussion you may not wake up for a really long time - coma style. We didn't know if I had gotten a concussion but I had a lot of the signs, black out, fuzziness, nausea...
Not to mention a crazy swollen finger... that my ring is stuck on.
Whew! Hopefully I don't start to see any symptoms of brain damage... this blog could potentially get even more weird. Or according to my father in law - I may become a freak genius. Either way stick around to find out!
Edited to add: Here is what my finger looked like 24 hours after my traumatic incident. Eeew.
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