Bad News hit me hard in the head. And, I say that literally. A couple weeks ago, I was at NuBoo's house. We just finished a 10 mile run for our Half Marathon training. We rested for a while and played with Bam. I was in the living room and leaned backed hard to rest against the back cushion of his couch. It was too late before I realized that his couch in fact had no back to it for it was really a long rectangular ottoman. BANG went my head onto his window sill. Painful as it was, I got over it quickly. Just saw a few stars but nothing major like me passing out.
Couple days later after my incident, I was working out w/my personal trainer Gary at the TFT facility. Between the TRX and doing planks, I all of a sudden felt dizzy. Perhaps, I didn't eat? But I did! Suddenly, I was having vertigo. The room was spinning and I could not balance. I took a quick rest on the floor accompanied by a sip of my bottled water. Vertigo went away temporarily. Dizziness and fatigue was still present. I continued the workout until the very end.
After my workout, I was feeling extremely sleepy driving home. I knew I had enough rest the night before. Plus, it's so rare for me to be drowsy mid-morning. What's going on? I sucked it up and went about my normal routine.
The day after, I still felt tired and very dizzy. It was like I just finished riding a roller coaster at Great America. Not only that, but my vertigo episodes were not going away. In addition to that, I felt I was going to puke and my head would start hurting. I almost tipped over while getting out of the shower. Right then and there, I knew something was wrong but I still ignored it. I wasn't concerned about myself quite yet. Half a day into it, NuBoo finally convinced my stubborn ass to put a call into the advice nurse at Kaiser Permanente. The symptoms I had were identical to symptoms of a concussion. Who would have thought that hitting my head while doing something really idiotic would cause me to have a concussion. Pretty embarrassing, right? I mean, at least have me do something athletic to deserve this! Not a head bang to a freakin' window sill because of my carelessness and stupidity. Anyway, I finally made a doctor appointment. Results - yup, I have a concussion. Apparently, I hit my head so hard that it cause some bruising in my brain. Boo! Doctor said to rest for one to two weeks. No exercise. He even gave me a doctor's note to take off from work. Did I do that? Negative. My brain must be really acting up! Anyone, I mean anyone would have made use of that doctor's note right? Nope. Not I. I must be really f**ked up in the dome.
Anyway, there's my story of my first concussion in my life. It's definitely not fun. I still haven't felt the same since and it's been exactly a week. Hopefully, I get better soon.