Concussion Recovery: Day 5

So today I actually slept a bit better if you count sleeping 2 hours straight as better. I still sleep an hour, up 2-3 hours at night and then back to sleep, and the cycle continues. Last night I slept from 9-10, 12:30-1:30 and again from 2:30-4:30. That was a good night for me.

I sleep deeply and when I awaken, I awaken with almost a jolt, dizziness, and some nausea for a few minutes. Ginger tea helps.

Today, I attempted doing laundry and just put in one load, moving it to the dryer tired me out.

I listened to some podcasts today from The Science of Happiness. Very interesting.

Again, when you can only listen vs. watching: you are left with podcasts, music, and audiobooks. A book though, one chapter and I am done. My concentration is not as good as it was, but I have learned this is a symptom of a mild concussion which is also known as Traumatic Brain Injury or TBI for short. That sounds so much worse!

I am glad for the rain today: 1- it matches my mood as I am tired, but overtired and unable to sleep for long. 2- no sun means no bright light! Even the bright hallway light is too much along with loud noises.

I have been listening to music I have not listened to in quite a few years so that has been nice.

Nice to be loved and have people be concerned about you… I got a few Facebook messages, texts, and WhatsApp messages from friends and colleagues near and far checking up on me…TY🙏

The photo for this post I actually took on the way home from the hospital Saturday night…. a bright sunset in a cloudy sky. Kind of how I feel.

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