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Experience:  Ophthalmology since 1994 with Retina sub-specialty interest
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I fell Tuesday evening while walking my dog, yesterday, after

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I fell Tuesday evening while walking my dog, yesterday, after his morning walk, I found myself inside the house, with my coat on,, upon waking, I still had my coat on, looked at the clock, it said 4:20pm, and I had walked him appr. 10:00am. I was on the floor inside my house. My husband is out of town, but I am supposed to meet him in Chicago tomorrow, after flying from Omaha, destination, MI. I really don't want to go to the ER, but after missing yesterday, and been mixed up all day Wednesday wonder if I should just stay home. Today I feel coherent, but keep repeating sentences, have a partial black eye and hurt all over. Any suggestions?

Dr. Rick :

Hi. I'm online and happy to answer your question today.

Dr. Rick :

Yes. And you already know what the suggestion will be:

Customer:

Do you want me to ask it again?

Dr. Rick :

Get in to see your MD right now, or get in to the ER. Do not drive yourself.

Customer:

No flying tomorrow?

Dr. Rick :

You are having serious symptoms suggestive of significant CNS dysfunction.

Customer:

What is that?

Dr. Rick :

If the doctor who examines you in the next little bit says that you can fly, then, yes, you can fly. But do not even thing of flying without a full exam

Customer:

Also, I had surgery 4 weeks ago for pelvic floor prolapse

Dr. Rick :

If you can't get anyone to drive you, call 911. That is what the service is for.

Dr. Rick :

While that may or may not be part of the issue, the fact alone that you have managed to loose almost an entire day speaks to a serious problem that requires prompt medical attention.

Dr. Rick :

I'm sure you can understand this.....

Customer:

Yes, but what if I just stay home and rest?

Dr. Rick :

Then I strongly believe you are making a mistake.

Customer:

Ok, I understand, thank you.

Dr. Rick :

By neglecting proper medical care you may be placing your life at risk

Dr. Rick :

My pleasure.

Dr. Rick :

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Thanks in advance,

Dr. Rick

Customer:

ty to you!

Dr. Rick :

I wish you the very best.

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