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Emily Grossman

Bizarre Wednesday Part 2: too much excitement this week.

July 11, 2008 at 7:07 AM

Wednesday, I went on a 13 mile trail run up to Crescent Lake and back. According to Trish, my running partner, we were picking up some speed when I tripped and took the force of the fall with my right cheek bone. I was unconscious for several minutes, and the first thing I can remember is walking down the trail with Trish next to me, explaining what had happened and asking me questions. I asked her where I was. I wondered how I'd gotten there. She told me it was George's birthday, and that's when I realised I couldn't remember very much at all. The confusion felt a lot like a bad dream, to say the least.

It's funny, though. My long term memory was in overdrive, reciting the symptoms of concussion and going through various self-checks. Slowly, I began gathering and organizing pieces of my mind, which had been scattered like loose leaf paper all over the trail. By the time we got back to the car, I could remember most of the day, including the fleece I bought for George's birthday, which was the wrong color.

From Jim W. Miller
Posted on July 11, 2008 at 11:03 AM
Could be Trish punched your lights out. Watch her.
From Shailee Kennedy
Posted on July 11, 2008 at 11:28 AM
Emily, I hope you've been to the doctor since then and had your head checked. You don't want to take any chances with a possible concussion.
From Tom Holzman
Posted on July 11, 2008 at 12:40 PM
Yikes. What Shailee said. Go to a doctor about concussion.
From Patricia Baser
Posted on July 11, 2008 at 1:31 PM
Also-you should make sure you didn't fracture your eye socket. It's easy to do, because the bone is so thin.
From Emily Grossman
Posted on July 11, 2008 at 2:47 PM
Having the benefit of living at a summer camp, I was checked by a paramedic and two EMT's as soon as I got home. They checked up on me the next day, too.

Jim, I thought about that possibility. It wouldn't make any sense why she gave me a ride home, but she did volunteer to run beside me for next weekend's trail race, though. Hmm, maybe I should watch out... ;)

From Jim W. Miller
Posted on July 11, 2008 at 8:02 PM
I'd learn what happened before I tried it again. The hit on the head is just secondary to it.
From Ray Randall
Posted on July 11, 2008 at 9:44 PM
I'm still waiting to be repaid for that gold Rolex watch I sent to you a few week ago.
Seriously, run some numbers backwards from 100 to zero in your head to see how you're doing. Hope you're ok.
From Yixi Zhang
Posted on July 12, 2008 at 6:41 AM
Ray, you are so funny but I try not to laugh this time because I'm trying to be serious here. Oooo Emily! Do check with a doctor again in a few days or any time you feel funny. And I hope you are fine.
From Stephen Brivati
Posted on July 13, 2008 at 10:29 PM
I would be more worried if Emi `normalized.`
From Emily Grossman
Posted on July 13, 2008 at 11:19 PM
Yeah, I forget things and feel funny most of the time anyway. At least now I have an excuse.

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