I was released from the hospital on January 28th.
For the next couple of days, I chilled on the couch, slept a lot – sleeping is the best medicine to heal the brain – and spent the night down stairs. I slept on the couch on a huge foam wedge with a halo of pillows and ice around my head.
The expectation was chill for a week or two and on to rehab.
I felt okay for about 2 days, but then when I had my follow up appointment with Dr. Loudon things went bad. On February 2, I had a real bad headache and nausea, and on the ride to my appointment felt really sick – I thought it was my mom’s driving, or the stimulation/motion from the car ride. It wasn’t. Everything looked pretty good on the outside during my appointment, but Dr. Loudon wasn’t sure why I felt so bad. I should have been feeling better.
Once we left the Dr. office I really started feeling sick with a raging headache, and projectile vomited. Sorry to be graphic, but there is normal vomiting and there is projectile – projectile means that means something bad is happening.