OK, I guess it's time to let you all know why I missed Trivia Night last night and why I'm on "the disabled list" right now.
I had an accident on Saturday night/Sunday morning in my house.
Late on Saturday night I was home watching my nephew for my sister when I became ill. I was violently ill throughout the night, and by 5 AM I had become so dehydrated that I actually fell on some stairs, and I had no idea how I got on them. I cut open my head at the scalp rather badly, and suffered some carpet burns on my face, knees and arms. My sister, who thankfully stayed overnight, called an ambulance, and they were there in just a couple of minutes. I was fully conscious in the ambulance and in the hospital.
I got 10 stitches in the wound on my head, and I was treated for the carpet burns. I had some x-rays taken, and they were all negative. I was kept overnight for observation on Sunday, and I watched the local NFL games all day from my room. (And I raised my fist in the air from my hospital bed when Green Bay missed a winning a field goal that gave the Vikings a win, 28-27.) I was released on Monday afternoon.
I'm doing a lot better now. I'm still a bit sore, and I'm relegated to my house for the forseeable future, and I'm still along way away from being 100%. All of my sisters have been fantastic, as they all came to see me and have been checking on me every day to make sure I'm OK. I am truly blessed to have such a wonderful, caring family, and I am very lucky. I went through a really scary experience, and it could have been a lot worse.
At the moment, I am still planning on doing Trivia Night next Tuesday. I don't know how much I'll be posting here on the blog over the next week, but I'll try to be here as often as I can.
I also want to say thanks to a few of the Trivia Night regulars, along some other friends who have wished me well. The Trivia Maven will be back, and better than ever!