Katlad67 Posted August 11, 2021 Share Posted August 11, 2021 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?? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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