Vertically challenged?????

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by eggcited2, Sep 1, 2010.

  1. eggcited2

    eggcited2 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 8, 2010
    I wonder if I am vertically challenged? Staying upright on my feet.........[​IMG]

    I had another fall. It was actually two days ago. Have been trying to recover since then. My horse had gotten hot. (no, wasn't from me riding. he was just goofing off and got hot from running) and was running water from the hose over him to cool him down. We have that nasty grey clay here and when it gets wet, it can be like ice.

    I thought I was in the grass where it would not be as slippery. But turns out I still slipped and fell. Was close to the house and hit the back of my head hard on the side of the house as I fell. Messed up one knee, my head where I hit it and also had hit mid back on the house when I landed. Had to crawl about 5-10 feet to get to something that could help hubby get me up. Used the outside part of the house's a/c unit and hubby also helped lift me.

    That is two hard falls in less than two weeks. And hit my head hard both times. First time, almost two weeks ago, I actually had a bit of memory loss from the head hitting the wall.

    Have been taking advil for the past two days, but should not be using it and will have to stop soon, cause with the heart disease/condition I have, ibuprofen can induce/cause congestive heart failure. I don't need that on top of everything else going on. [​IMG]

    Plus, on Monday, started having itchy bumps popping up. All over and not specific place. Not bites from insects or such. More like hives kind of thing. So took hydroxyzine yesterday and was out solid for several hours (like knocked out), took one last night for the itching. Again, was out. Have not had one today, but still heavily groggy. Not going to take any more of those. The itching and hives are mostly gone by today. Thank heavens at least something is going away. [​IMG]

    I think I need a sign to wear: "If it weren't for bad luck, I'd have no luck at all." [​IMG]
  2. leahthor

    leahthor Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 24, 2010
    Northwestern Alberta
    If you hit your head the first time and knocked yourself out you may have had a mild concussion that certainly wouldn't help your sense of balance. Hope you feel better much sooner.
  3. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

    Jan 4, 2009
    Tempe, Arizona
    It sounds like you need to go in to the doctor to have your head examined [​IMG] No, I really mean it. You may have a concussion from your first fall that contributed to this later one, or something else may be going on that caused both. Since you broke out in hives, I would suspect that you were allergic to something you ingested. Hydroxyzine is not supposed to cause excessive sleepiness/tiredness like many allergy meds.
  4. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

    May 19, 2008
    Western MA
    Yikes! If you had memory need to go see a doc... not a good sign!
  5. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

    Jan 12, 2007
    Land of Lincoln
    Have you got yourself checked out by a doctor?

    There is something going on and you should go see the ER or your family doctor to make sure you are not bleeding or have something going on inside of the head. Having two blows and getting dizzy, you are setting yourself up some problems. Sometimes the brain swell and it is trying to make room and it would affect your vision. Blood clots are common in head injuries and I would not blow this symptom off.

    Go to the ER or family doctor for CAT scans to make sure there is nothing happening! I'd rather play it safe than sorry if I was going to have a stroke.
  6. TaLani

    TaLani ~ Gemini Chick ~

    Oct 2, 2008
    Bryson City, NC

    Closed head injuries are nothing to play with, especially with your current symptoms.
  7. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

    Jan 12, 2007
    Land of Lincoln
    Go Go Go! [​IMG]
  8. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

    Aug 25, 2008
    I need to preface this with the statement that I despise seeking medical care. I hate it with a passion, having spent way too much time enduring it.

    I had a pretty good smack against the head by a big rock once- took a week to get the cobwebs out. I wear bifocals now, and can't see where my feet are. Fall down all the time, grrrrr.......

    BUT...... you probably do need a checkup, given the pre-existing condition and the two hard knocks on what seems to be a hard head. [​IMG]
    Just cowgirl up and get checked out, please?
  9. AhBee01

    AhBee01 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 7, 2007
    yo. ohio
    I hit my head on the dryer door so hard I saw stars, and ever since then when I lay back, I have dizzy spells. Dr thinks I may have broke crystals in my ear drum, he said since it is one sided and how I lay it seems the broken crystals cause me to get off balance. I have been tested and had an MRI and they can't find any real reason! So if for some reason you start having spells, this might be the reason. Plus the older you get the more brittle they become. I now live on meclizine for motion sickness. I feel like I walk sideways sometimes. Other than that it wakes me up sometime and the room is really spinning! I hope you feel better, and get checked out just to be sure.
  10. Chickie'sMoma

    Chickie'sMoma Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 21, 2009
    Rochester, NH
    the hives could have been a sign of heat sickness/sun poisoning. it is known as prickly heat and it is not fun when you've had it at least once! i worked in a restaurant years ago and we couldn't have an AC in the food areas due to the dust and stuff from them. working by the oven on an extremely hot day i started to notice the hives and had been feeling sick from it all. took a couple of days to fully get rid of the feeling and hives.

    but that hit to your noggin needs to be checked by a professional! get ye butt to a doc!

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