Thursday, January 22, 2009

Good Report

Just back from the doc. With all the wisdom that years of medical training can confer, she determined that I had fallen. [Hardy-har-har!] And that I did all the right stuff. She says there's no infection. Hooray! But that I probably do have a mild concussion. She told me to let the abrasions and cuts dry up, then apply vitamin E a couple times a day, and we'll how it looks when it heals.

[Just for you, Kirkepiscatoid: You'll be pleased to know she's a graduate of your fine institution.]

While out, I also got my eyeglasses fixed. They were quite bent out of shape in the fall.

Thanks to all y'all for your concern. I'm at work at the moment, and will reply more personally to your comments on this thread and last night's when I get home this evening.


Blogger Wormwood's Doxy said...

Well that's a mercy! Prayers for you rapid healing, friend.


1/22/2009 1:30 PM  
Blogger Lindy said...

Good news indeed. Prayers continue, with relief knowing that there's no permanent damage.

1/22/2009 1:59 PM  
Blogger Ann said...

yay - btw concussion means you were hit hard enough to have cerebral trauma to cause you to become unconscious --- so take it easy the next few days.

1/22/2009 2:24 PM  
Blogger Kirkepiscatoid said...

Well, which fine institution...Truman (where I went to undergrad), MU (where I went to med school) or KCOM/ATSU (where I presently teach?). It gets confusing, you know....

1/22/2009 2:27 PM  
Blogger Lee M. Davenport said...

Thanks be to God that you're firmly on the mend!

Troubling news about the concussion. Yes, as Ann says, do take it easy.

1/22/2009 2:46 PM  
Blogger --Susan said...

GASP! Lisa!
Gracious, child. Sorry for your booboo. Snuggle up with those kitties of yours and take it easy. PRAYERS!!

1/22/2009 2:48 PM  
Blogger MadPriest said...

You did tell her what you're normally like, didn't you, Lisa?
It might have influenced her mild concussion diagnosis.

1/22/2009 3:48 PM  
Blogger Göran Koch-Swahne said...

Good to hear!

1/22/2009 4:13 PM  
Blogger Cany said...

Oh my, glad nothing was more serious. I fell off the roof a few years back and on my way down caught a foot between a pipe and the house. Knocked myself out and hung upside down (my shoulders touching the ground) for who knows how long. When I awoke and realized my situation, I started yelling for help. My neighbor FINALLY heard me screaming for help. He laughed so hard when he saw me I was ready to slug him!

I had to go in for an MRI on that one (I can't do the radio iodine thing cuz I have a reaction to the iodine). I had a serious concussion and really wasn't "normal" for a month or so. I sure slept an awful lot!.

So yes, please DO take care... get a lot of rest, don't push yourself physically.

and glad the glasses were fixable!

1/22/2009 4:29 PM  
Blogger Lisa Fox said...

Thanks, y'all. I am fine ... despite soreness and ugly face and a bit of mental fuzziness.

MadPriest, your comment cracked me up! :) Fortunately, this doc has known me for 10 years ... so she knows what's my "normal" level of craziness.

1/22/2009 7:24 PM  
Blogger Lisa Fox said...

Ann & Cany, your comments make me realize I really don't know what (if anything) one could/should do about a mild concussion. I do know I want to sleep all the time. Wikipedia, here I come.

1/22/2009 7:25 PM  
Blogger Lisa Fox said...

Kirk, she's a D.O. from Kirksville. I think that means she's a graduate of KCOM. I appreciate her holistic approach to my health care.

1/22/2009 7:26 PM  
Blogger Lisa Fox said...

YIKES, Cany! That sounds terrifying! Your story reminds me I was very lucky.

1/22/2009 7:27 PM  
Blogger Elizabeth Kaeton said...

Lisa - thanks for this update. I'm so glad you got medical care and advice. Prayers continue to ascend.

1/22/2009 8:38 PM  
Blogger Leonardo Ricardo said...

Happy healing, don´t rock the boat!

1/22/2009 8:59 PM  
Blogger Laura Toepfer said...

Oh my goodness! Well, I hope you get some rest and that you heal and recover quickly. Prayers coming your way.


1/22/2009 10:19 PM  
Blogger Lisa Fox said...

Thanks, y'all.

I think I've stayed awake about as long as I can. It feels like I have a chisel stuck in the left side of my head.

A special shout-out to you, Elizabeth, with thanks for not saying "I told you so."

You all are the best. I'm going to be fine.

1/22/2009 10:37 PM  
Blogger JCF said...

Sorry I'm late to the "wake", Lisa. ;-) Glad to hear you're doing a little better, and continuing prayers for your unscarred/clear-minded recovery.

1/23/2009 12:29 AM  
Blogger Lisa Fox said...

TBTG, i'ts not a wake, JCF! I'm gtateful for your wihses!

1/23/2009 12:42 AM  
Blogger IT said...

Hi LIsa, glad it is no worse. The concussion can take some time for recovery so please do not push yourself and listen to your body! Sleep is indeed The Great Healer. (A good friend of mine fell off an Alp a number of years ago and was really different for about 3 months--he slept a lot too--but a complete recovery and he's quite a prominent scientist now).


1/23/2009 10:50 AM  
Blogger Ann said...

wow Lisa -maybe you will emerge to become a prominent scientist!

1/23/2009 10:57 AM  
Blogger IT said...


But can she dance?

1/23/2009 5:15 PM  
Blogger Lisa Fox said...

LOL on your recent comments, IT & Ann. I'd love to become a great scientist. But there's not a chance I'll ever learn to dance. ;-)

1/23/2009 11:18 PM  

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