I had a bad fall about three weeks ago. Dizziness caused me to fall backwards at my home and the back of my head hit the asphalt driveway. I went to my local ER and they said I would probably not have a concussion. They sent me home. I seemed to be ok. Then about a week ago I started feeling very weak legs and had to start using a walker at home. My wife insisted that we see my doctor. He sent me to the ER and a cat scan showed bleeding in the vicinity of my head injury. They sent me to the Albany Medical Center about one hour north of my home. Further testing showed the bleeding had spread. I could not walk at that time, and I could not turn over in bed while sleeping. I had to stop using aspirin which I use as a blood thinner. When my blood was no longer too thin, a procedure was scheduled to remove the old blood.
On Saturday the procedure was performed. After shaving a patch on both sides of my head, they drilled holes and used a device that let the blood drain out. A lot of blood has drained now. That night I was able to turn over in bed, and I had a wonderful sleep!!! Sunday morning I noticed a lot of renewed strength in my hips and legs. I got up and walked, with help. Physical therapy will be prescribed and I know a great PT guy in my home town. I am anxious to get back to workouts at the gym. My trainer there is excellent and she will guide me through appropriate exercises and the machines use to get me back in shape.
My wife will take very good care of me at home. We have been married 48 years, and we want to have a golden anniversary, so I must stay in good shape! LOL!!
As you can see, I am in good shape now, and I have very good people to take good care of me. Old man Richard will survive and continue his quest for the 75 year Joslin medal in the year 2020.