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Tetanus

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • July 30, 2006
  • 04:52 PM

Hi I was recently (5 days ago) cut on my largest toe on the left foot. It happened while jumping from a log-stump toward the shallows on the shore. My landing foot became buried in deep grainy soil found at the lakeside whee there used to be pine forest 15 yrs ago (it is now part of the Mcminnville resevoir). The night before last night I started feeling really really tired, and a bit unstrung. I mean like I could lay down and not wake up for a few weeks. Then, yesterday my stomach started to spasm and the chords in my neck to feel taught. I thought little of it although while sleeping the other night I woke and thought 'gee, I never slept like this before,' like it was almost too deep. SO yesterday I went to work with this nagging anxiety (I am not prone to anxiety), this deep tiredness, like it was in my brain or something (not my body), a weird feeling in my neck like tension, and a slight cognitive confusion for the whole of my shift. I actually told some people at work to keep an eye on my cuz I kept shaking my head like to shake it off. My stomach muscles spasm off and on, I've woke up today with my neck not hurting but just kinda bothering me in an weird way, and although I slept 'well' the anxiety was back in one minute and that strange deep fatigue which sleep doesn't touch apparently.

I do not have insurance, and don't just go to the doctor for nothing but this has got me stumped and it's a bit weird, like the back of my head, a physical feeling of being in my brain (to use a metaphore), is roiling me. Tetanus? Something else? It's just too close to having been cut in those loamy algal shallows (I only just remembered it'd happened and made the connection--maybe...?)

I'd be aweful grateful for an answer

--Lawrence

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