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March 16, 2019


by Christine

Have you ever had a concussion?

They are no laughing matter, to put it mildly.

I seem to get one quite often, at least one every couple of years, sometimes more.

No wonder I’m so looney:)

I have another one now, well hopefully on the mend from another one,

I have always been an extremely clumsy person, even as a child.

There have been times, I seem to just trip and fall over nothing but air, but oh well.

I’ve been this way for 53 plus years, so I don’t expect it to change now.

When I was a kid, my goodness, I would trip over the floor vent, the same old rock on the school play yard, the grass outside, just anything, a lot of times just my own two feet.

No, they are not gigantic, they are a very normal size 8, they just get in the way sometimes.

My family has said I need a helmet and knee and elbow pads, more times than one, or just a gigantic bubble that won’t bust when I fall.

But truth be known, something would go wrong, it just does.

God gave me a lot of great gifts, but walking upright with grace just wasn’t one of them.

What caused this latest concussion, getting in my car. 

Yeah, I know, your thinking what, but yes getting in my car.

I went to Wally World, that’s Walmart for those of you that ain’t country.

I had ordered my groceries for pickup, yes I use pickup service at Walmart.

It’s so easy, I know exactly what I’m getting, I set a time that’s convenient for me to pick it up.

No crowds, no noise, no long hours wandering through the store throwing extra things in the buggy that I don’t even need. 

It’s so simple, I absolutely love it,  Hubby says I’m getting lazy.  But oh well.

I think I’m being a savvy shopper.  I plan it out, pick exactly what I want, know the exact total, pay for it online, and just pick it up.

But anyway, back to the crazy concussion.

It was Tuesday, got off work, swung by to pick up the groceries, all was well.

Got out to talk to the person as he put them in the car, because well, us Southerners believe in being friendly to everybody.

I sure ain’t about to just sit in my car like some stuck up snob, that’s just plain rude, even though I see a lot of people do it.

I mean really, they shopped for you, bagged it and brought it out to your car and loaded it, the least you can do is get out and talk with them and say thank you. 

Goodness folks!!!

Oops, sidetracked again, the brain is still scrambled,  big time.

All was well, thanked the young man, he started going back in, I proceeded to get in my car.

Well, either I grew in 10 minutes or the car shrunk.

I knocked the living daylights out of my head, even the little guy heard it and stopped and came back to check on me.

I told him it would be okay, I was just going to sit there a minute.  

No blood, just a whammy of a headache, tons of stars circling, dizzy, and very blurred vision. 

I waited til the stars subsided some, called my daughter told her what happened, and asked her to stay on the phone with me till I got home.

Oh my goodness, it hurt, still does. 

This was on Tuesday, it is now the weekend, and it still hurts really bad.

But at least the nausea has finally gone away after four days, dizziness is some better, don’t see two of everything anymore, its all just really blurry. 

I have rested non-stop since then, I’ve been to the doctor enough times through the years to know, quite dark room, and just be still and let your brain, get back to normal instead of the scrambled eggs it has become.

Goodness, I’ve been in pajamas since it happened, yes I shower and change clothes each day, but its been pjs all week, and probably all weekend too.

Still, can’t see well enough to read my Bible, but thank the Lord, God gave somebody the wisdom to make Alexa.

She does my reading for me everyday.

I love that little machine, it can tell you so many things, its really cool.

But you know what, it will be okay, God has got it, just like He has everything else that goes on in my life.

The moral of this story, pay attention and don’t be in such a hurry, it might just save you from a whammy of a headache.

Important note, if you ever do get a concussion, go see a doctor, just to make sure you didn’t do more than scramble your brain!!

Til next time!!


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