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Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Hey, Physicians!

So, Saturday I took a nasty spill. Head on concrete. I ended up with an egg sized lump on my forehead. The swelling quickly subsided however, and now I have a slighty raised bump covered in a mottling of green, purple, and yellow bruising.

Today (Wednesday) I noticed a small, long, reddish bruise underneath my right bottom eyelid. A few hours later, my upper eyelid and the skin covering the top of my eyesocket was black.

Question: am I dying?

7 comments:

Lyco said...

oh please go to the hospital. Or a clinic. Please?

Larissa said...

From my years of watching television medical dramas, I would say you've got blood draining from your raised swelling into your eyesocket, and/or it just took a few days for your black eye to develop. Or something completely else. Have you felt dizzy or nauseous? Then it's a concussion. In any case, you would be wise to take Lyco's advice, I think, since I have no idea what I'm talking about.

Miranda said...

well, i'm not a dr, however, my sister is almost like-one. she agrees with larissa. draining into socket, or took a couple of days to develop black eye. don't go to the dr you pansie.

Peter said...

I agree with larissa and miranda: if you are otherwise feeling fine (and that is the crucial question--that you have no fever, mental status changes, headache, stiff neck etc etc) then this is just the old blood from your forehead bruise following gravity down to the skin of your eye. It often looks really bad, but isn't. Use ice for the first 24 - 36 hours, then heat, to help it absorb. It can take several weeks for it to go away.

Now, Be careful! Were you drinking?
xop

Tony said...

Peter, Larissa, Lyco, Miranda,

Thank you!

Peter, since you ARE a doctor I will defer to your expertise here. I do feel fine otherwise and have no other symptoms. I think I'll just wait it out.

julie said...

And don't forget about prevention... maybe it would be a good idea to wear a cute pink bike helmet next time you go for a walk.

kevin maier said...

you could consider taking up rollerblading:

http://viceland.com/int/dd.php?id=476&country=us

Do you know the viceland? it's an important resource, esp. the Dos and Donts. consult.

But be warned: it's certifiably NSFW (not safe for work). nor is it safe for for the squemish or for those wedded to PCness.

peace out,

k