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Nurse Line Says Head Sounds Good



So, my head's still sore on and off, and we were concerned enough to want to double check. In the morning, while it was still a bit before anyone would be in at my GP's office, mneme said, "Call Nurse Line."

This is a service offered by our health provider. I entered the number into my phone weeks ago -- but typoed it. Luckily, I had saved the card with the number on it, just in case.

After walking me through both general and specific questions, the nurse concluded:

-- It sounds like all is still well
-- Head wounds, if they are going to get bad, usually do so at once or within 72 hours
-- It was not at all silly to call
-- Call again if I get dizziness, nausea, vomiting, vision problems, or weakness / tingling in extremities, or if pain seems to be lasting longer (as it isn't constant) or getting stronger
-- When I noted I did get the occasional tingle in fingers even when I haven't been hit on the head due to typing too much / in suboptimal positions, she said to be alert for things that were different from the norm
-- Meanwhile, work the remaining blood out. No more rubbing alcohol, but use neosporin or bacitracin. We used neosporin.
-- And it's okay to call and talk options for cholesterol issue, or if I need help finding a specialist -- or a gp.

All of which is good to know.

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