Monday, December 28, 2015

Best Laid Plans of Mice and Men and all that shi... Two ER Trips in Three Days can be Damn Disruptive

I had things that were supposed to get done today on The Tavern side. Obviously, that didn't happen.

I awoke from a Nyquil enhanced slumber at 10 am (less then 3 hrs into my sleep) to my 22 y/o son complaining of a severe headache and light headedness. About 2 weeks ago he nearly got knocked out when luggage rolled off a higher rack, struck him in the head and on his ass (He's a Ramp Agent at one of the NTC area airports). No concussion diagnosed by the on duty PA at the time, but an ER visit the day after Christmas indicated he MIGHT have "post concussion syndrome." Today's ER visit has turned that into an actual diagnosis of "post concussion syndrome." Can last for weeks. Can last for a year. No cure but time.

Needless to say, it was a long day and my nap upon returning home was deep and short. I hear sleet hitting the window, so I may need to head in early for work.

If you are an OSR Christmas Gifter and we haven't set a day yet, feel free to post up and inform me of your post and I will link it here. If you put a post up overnight I will post the link here when I get home at 630 or so in the morning. You can see how my weekend (and today) got away from me.

Yes, I still owe five folks their GC for subscribing to Mythoard. Yes, I still need to give out my small gifts from the other day. I will attempt to be productive from my tablet during downtime at work tonight, but there are no guarantees.

Certainly closing out 2015 with drama ;)

PS - Tavern Chat will be WEDNESDAY NIGHT, DECEMBER 30TH, 2015 AT PM EASTERN. Last Tavern Chat of 2015. Be there and learn of a new podcast... or is it two?


  1. Sorry to hear such news, especially at this time of year. Hope your son gets to feeling better sooner, rather than later. And I hope you get caught up on your sleep! LOL

    Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you and yours, Erik!

  2. Sorry to hear about your son. I know from experience the ER is very stressful and boring all at the same time. An awful combo. Good luck in accomplishing your tasks.

  3. Take care! We got the sleet too. Wee.

  4. Oh bloody hell.

    All thoughts and vibes to you, your son and your family.

  5. Sorry to hear about your son, Eric. PCS is a rough and nonspecific issue, so it's good he's got the diagnosis. Hope all goes well and he recovers fully soon.

    BTW, if you'd like me to, I can write up a post with all of my gifts to be posted, but I'm not producing any content and don't have an RPG-focused site to post at. I'm happy to drive traffic here or somewhere else and can certainly run the random generation of winners, if that's of some help...

  6. Eric,

    I just started following your blog a few weeks ago... I work at the University at Buffalo School of Medicine. One of our faculty does a lot of research into concussion (and TBI). His research might be helpful to your son's recovery. Here's his faculty profile:

    Look under 'Latest News' for articles my staff have written about Barry and his research.


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