here I am



I hit my head *really* hard yesterday morning.

We were getting ready for Saturday morning prayer meeting at church – and by “getting ready,”  I mean rolling out of bed and brushing my teeth – and I bent over in the bathroom.  Dave and I were brushing our teeth at the same time, so we were both in there doing our thing…  He had the cabinet door open for some reason (toothpaste?).  I stood up and cracked my skull right into it.  Sat down and almost cried – I even asked if there was blood I hit it so hard.

I immediately took a couple of Tylenol, and so was fine for the rest of the day.  A little tender where I hit.  I remember going to sleep last night thinking, “Man…  I sure was lucky.  I can’t believe my head hasn’t hurt all day.”


I woke up this morning with a splitting headache, only on that part of my head.  Top of my skull, on the left side above my eye.  Took a couple more pills to try to quiet it down, then went to church.  Made it through Sunday school (which, by the way was great – David’s first time teaching that class) before I started hurting bad enough I couldn’t see well.

Church was torture… I couldn’t even focus on the sermon.  I have no idea what it was really about, though I remember bits and pieces.  All I really could focus on was the pain – spreading down the left side of my face so that, by the time church was over, even my teeth were hurting!

I went straight to bed, stopping only for a couple of really strong headache pills – the kinds I use only when I have to sleep off the headache and can’t stay awake for the pain.  David woke me up a couple of hours later, and for about 10 minutes, it seemed like the pain was completely gone.  But the longer I stayed awake, the worse it got, until I was back to sleeping it off.

I missed our first Sunday night service of the year – my favorite meeting of this church.

posted under gripes, life
5 Comments to


  1. Avatar April 16th, 2007 at 5:52 am Dad A. Says:

    I bet Dave won’t leave a cabinet door open again. I did a similar thing to Brenda many moons ago. But she wasn’t hurt as badly as you are. If the headache persists into today, maybe you better go see your doc.

  2. Avatar April 16th, 2007 at 4:59 pm jodi Says:

    poor Tara we missed you last night in choir and at service but understand completely. I hope you are feeling better today if not I agree with Dad A. you best go see a doc. I love ya

  3. Avatar April 16th, 2007 at 10:04 pm Mom A. Says:

    Tara, I honestly don’t remember Dad A. leaving a cabinet door open for me to hit my head on. But I do remember a few times “cornering” myself on closed cabinets. The worst was probably 30 yrs. ago in our then-laundry room when I leaned over for something or other and hit my head on the way back up. I still remember the pain, but it didn’t give me headaches or affect my vision. The vision part is what gives me the most anxiety about your situation. Please see a doc if that continues. Love you!

  4. Avatar April 18th, 2007 at 7:07 am chalupa Says:

    I totally jumped into the corner of steel vent hood thing once. You know those things over the top of stoves? That really sucked. Made me bleed. Maybe you got lucky cause you have hair. That stuff really cushions your head from a lot of things.

  5. Avatar April 22nd, 2007 at 11:41 pm Melissa Says:

    so this isn’t quite as serious as a head injury but a while back i hit my knee sooo hard on our desk handle (nasty sharp thing) that i think i did cry. and it still feels funny when i play with my kneecap…

Email will not be published

Website example

Your Comment: