First the back-story: I work in a large trauma center, I'm an RN in case management -more specifically, an ER Care Coordinator. I'm a night-shift worker.
Back in June the 29th of this year I was working and about 4 hours into my shift I got one heck of a bad headache, and reportedly (I really recall very little of the event) I went over to one of my co-workers and was telling her (a little loudly, I'm told) about a ringing phone that nobody was bothering with. No such event was taking place. I then said something incoherently and she says I started to drop. Turns out I had a head bleed (subdural hemorrhage, actually) that was large enough that it shifted my brain to the left by about 10 mm. There just isn't much room in a skull -at least not usually.
I was in the Neuro-ICU for 10 days after a craniotomy, then on the floor for about 2 days. I recall the last half of the last day in ICU.
(now back to the present).
Tomorrow (Dec 5) I go to get my skull piece back (I'll upload images of the missing section when I get back out -and when I can get it, I'll send up the pic of the bleed -though to be honest, its not much to look at). I'm anxious to get it back (wife wont let me ride my motorcycle until I do) but not too keen on going into the hospital in the first place (who is?).
I'll be out of work until at least Dec. 26, so to help pass the time, I'm brewing up a 10-gal batch of lawnmower to help with the ah, medication process. (pain control is a serious business
Then, SWMBO has decreed that since I'm not going to be able to work, we will go on a cruise for 6 days (Cozumel, then I think the Grand Caymen islands). Whatever, as long as there's beer, I don't really care where we go.
Well, the timer is telling me that the mash should be nearly finished, so see you folks later!!