Well it turned out to be an interesting Monday. I was doing my normal routine of seeing clients. For those that do not know me, I am a Clinical Case Manger in the Mental Health field. I conduct services in-home such as family counseling, individual counseling, parenting, anger management, domestic violence counseling and substance abuse counseling/education.
Ok, so back to the story…
Today was a typical day of going into the field. I was in my client’s home concluding services by reviewing different topics. I notice her mother putting the closet door back on the door frame. Her mother walked away from the door and in a second the door was landing on the left side of my head/face. After the mother apologized several times, I continued the session with a splitting headache. Once concluding the session, I got in my car to assess the damage. I was bleeding from a cut and a bruise was present. I alerted my sister, supervisor, and a couple of friends. They agreed that I should go to the doctor. Of course I did not want to go and was accused of acting stubborn like my father. So without my sister putting me in headlock, I was able to get a doctor’s appointment within a couple of hours. I had begun asking the Disney fairies to not let the outcome be serious enough for me not to go on my Disney World trip this week.
I informed my doctor I had not passed out, experienced confusion, or vomited. After a couple of tests where I had to follow a light with my eyes and have my ears checked for blood, my doctor stated I did not appear to have a concussion. However, my doctor did not want me to spend the night alone. So I am having a mini sleepover with my sister and her family.
I leave for Walt Disney World on Thursday 6/21. If I had a concussion, I would have been told I could not drive. That would have had me in tears but I would have overlooked that, hired a driver and headed south to Orlando. With the good news that I just have a superficial wound with bruising, headache that may be around for a while and the possibility of a black eye in the morning, I WILL be in Walt Disney World on Thursday. I will make sure I carry alot of pain medication and Band-Aids to hide the bruise if it starts looking too bad.