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Concrete sandwich and concussion

Postby Grumpster » Mon Apr 28, 2008 7:20 pm

Two Fridays ago I fell down an flight of 3 stairs and did a face plant onto the concrete below. I fractured my skull, was knocked unconcious and suffered a stage 3 concussion. Wow, I spent 2 days in ICU and another in the hospital. I had CSF fluid coming out of my ears in the ER.

I am starting to recover, but the headache and balance are still bad. I believe my fall was mostly due to MS and equilibrium problems. I hope to get well soon. All I can say is stay away from the concrete sandwiches. They suck! :(
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Postby nenebird » Mon Apr 28, 2008 8:03 pm

This makes my head hurt just reading this. I had a concussion about 5 years ago from slipping on algae in a stream. Went back full on and hit my head on a rock...I felt like one of those cartoon characters with stars floating around my head. Nausea, dizzy, pain...Took me about 3 weeks to get back to work and a full six months before I could ride in a car without any pain. Everytime I would brake, my head would hurt..You need to heal. Hope you feel better.
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Postby jimmylegs » Mon Apr 28, 2008 8:06 pm

omg u guys, that sounds so awful! grumpster i hope you recover as quickly as possible!
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Postby Loobie » Tue Apr 29, 2008 4:03 am


Man that sounds like it was a doozy. Skull fracture, stage 3 concussion? Man when you fall, you give it hell! Get better soon man.
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Postby Lyon » Tue Apr 29, 2008 4:53 am

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Postby Nenu » Tue Apr 29, 2008 5:28 am

Ouch. All the more reason I'm glad I'm moving into a place with less stairs. Hope you're feeling better soon.
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Postby gwa » Tue Apr 29, 2008 7:15 am


This is the worst description of a fall that I have ever read for a person that lived to tell about it.

Hope that you are making a full recovery and that you get well soon. Guess that you don't have to be told to be careful around stairs.

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Postby Loriyas » Tue Apr 29, 2008 8:39 am

I wish a speedy recovery for you! As if you needed this to deal with!
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Postby dignan » Tue Apr 29, 2008 11:06 am

Grumpster, damn, that sounds horrible. I'm glad you're recovering.
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Postby MattB » Tue Apr 29, 2008 11:13 am

Hope you pull a full recovery! That had to be scary!
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Postby Grumpster » Tue Apr 29, 2008 1:59 pm

Thanks for all the kind thoughts. I have always been told I am hard headed :? There was no hand rail, lighting, or reflective tape at top or bottom. When standing a few feet from the stairs you hardly can tell they are there. I did make a spectacular go at it Loobie! I hear that many came to oggle at my epic face plant. I do not know since I was KO'd.

I was hoping that maybe the hard hit reset my immune and thus the MS too, but I guess that is just a dream.... now back to bed. Thanks again!
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Postby cheerleader » Tue Apr 29, 2008 3:26 pm

Hey Grumpster...
was this a public place? No wonder you took a nosedive. No handrail? No lights? Yikes. Sounds like lawsuit material to me...but I'm kinda litigious.

I really hope you're feeling better! Maybe you've found the cure for MS...a crushing blow to the head. If that were so, I know alot of people who'd be throwing themselves down the stairs.
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Postby AllyB » Thu May 01, 2008 3:00 pm

Yikes, G - CSF coming out of your ears! That is a shocker - please get lots of rest, take your pain muti and look after yourself. Will keep you in my prayers for a comfortable and quick convalescence.
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