Hi, I"m a 54 yr old vet tech from Minnesota. On July 22, 2021, i fell down the basement stairs. My husband found me about 10-15 min at the bottom, bleeding profusely from the back of my head. Took me to the ER, i had a large wound on the back of my head, which the ER declined to suture because it was too mushy.
They did a CT scan of my head and back, found out I had a subarachnoid brain bleed, plus my L3 lumbar vertebrae was displaced with a transverse fracture. I was in ICU for 3 days, where they monitored the bleed, sutured my head, and I came home on the 25th. I am still currently excused from my work, and have just been trying to heal at home.
I'm still very sore, body wise, especially my lower back. I'm having 2-3 mild headaches per day. and I have a few dizzy spells in there too. I'm on the antiseizure meds and tylenol. My husband notices occasional slurring in my speech, not all the time but occasionally. I am tired all the time. My next scan isn't until 9/14.
What my main question is, how do i know if i'm healing at the right pace, and am I doing the right thing by taking it easy?? I am also still weeping from my lump on my head, sutures haven't dissolved yet. Still very soft.
Any suggestions or advise??