A Crazy Thing Happened to Me

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on the way to work Thursday

It was raining this past week, and that makes our porch steps outside very slippery. I didn't want to risk going down them so I opted to leave through the garage.

Big mistake. Huge. I'll try to relate the tale as it unfolded around me.

I got all the way down there, and then realized I had left my keys upstairs. So, I went up, got them, and went back down...

Then I'm sitting in a chair in the garage, no keys. I spent 30 minutes looking for them, wondering the whole time "WTF? I had them just now, I unlocked my car already!"

I scoured the garage, then the living room upstairs, foyer, garage again. Finally I got the brilliant idea to turn the garage light on. Lo and behold, right there next to the chair I'd been sitting in, on the floor, were my keys. Whatever. I left and got into my car. My head leant back against the headrest and I felt some pain in the back of my head. I reached up, felt it...

Everything came rushing back. I'd slipped, and fallen backwards, straight back. I was essentially calm, the fall took forever, then my head had hit the concrete floor. And everything went sideways, literally sideways in my vision. Then... ?

I was out for, I think, 10 minutes, probably less. I hadn't remembered somehow getting up and sitting back in that chair. I felt no pain at all, remembered nothing, until my head touched that headrest, then it all came flooding back.

Drove to work, everything's cool, I didn't die from the concussion everyone is telling me I have. And now I know how it feels to get knocked out cold. Not the worst pain I've felt; still, I wouldn't recommend it.

How's everyone else doing?
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Dunno yet. Got overtime tomorrow.
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I'm doing fine. I hope you got a CAT scan to determine if you are fine as well, Sam.
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No, I went to work. I think if I was injured too badly, it would have manifested by now. It was not the best of decisions. The pain on the back of my head is fading.

I think it’s interesting that I literally spent that long looking for my keys, feeling no pain and remembering nothing, yet suddenly it all came back.
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So sorry to hear that Sam, glad you're ok
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