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To want to/try continue as normal .... Post concussion

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pamelat Thu 09-May-13 17:31:04

i had a nasty cycling accident on Monday

I was knocked unconcscious, ct scan etc but seem to have been very lucky and escaped with moderate concussion smile

I had tues and wednesday off work poorly and basically stayed in bed. I can't do that now as I have our children on Thursday's and Fridays (work part time)

DH has worked from home to help today and being as though i slept for 3 hours in the afternoon, it was very welcome/necessary!!

It's ds's birthday party on sat and we go away on holidays next week (flying) I'm in a rush to feel ok and getting cross with myself. AIBU?

My arm is the worst bit (big cuts/graze, goo, sore) what can I do to get mobile/active again?

Does anyone have any post concussion advice? I'd posted in health but few responses.

The doctor says I cam drive now if I feel able. I'm mentally Able but my arm hurts a lot, they don't mention that!!

I know I've been lucky. I guess I'm just impatient as lots to do!!

Roshbegosh Thu 09-May-13 18:12:50

You will need to pace yourself. Listen to your body.

MrsLouisTheroux2 Thu 09-May-13 18:31:20

Take it easy until your holiday, you've got a week so pace yourself and don't rush around.

Pigsmummy Thu 09-May-13 21:48:43

You might get depressed. Cry if you want to. Don't race back to work and get your DH involved in ANY big decisions

LittleMissLucy Fri 10-May-13 01:16:17

I agree, an emotional response sometimes can happen. You need to rest, its a big old shock to the system. I hope the travel to your holiday isn't too taxing, and the trip relaxing. Should help, actually.

cumfy Fri 10-May-13 01:32:49

Hope you're OK.

How is your balance ?

I would advocate fresh air and a good walk if you feel up to it. <fresh air fanatic>.

Or try some gentle stretches.

cumfy Fri 10-May-13 01:38:54

Oh also it may be worth checking the details of your holiday insurance, should you want to pull out.

I'm not suggesting you should but it might take any pressure off if you knew there was an effective Plan B.

pamelat Fri 10-May-13 08:33:35

I do feel emotional but more unusually I don't want to be by myself!! I normally crave being alone but I'm finding other people a comfort smile it's quite nice.

I'm not insured to cancel but good idea.

Doctor says that flying from day 10 onwards is fine and I fly ON day 10!

I'm managing to rest more than I expected as DH has wrangled "working from home" to help look after the children.

I'm setting in to this gentler pace but will try to get fresh air and a walk today as I am missing mobility and exercise

Thank you all

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