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Today has been a great day. To recap, I had COVID starting 17 days ago so I am not contagious anymore. Yesterday, I was in a hurry to get to the Courthouse. I was dehydrated. I was wearing a mask outdoors which limited my oxygen. The sidewalk to the Courthouse is on an incline, and then there are six steps. Flagstaff sits at 7,000 feet. I was winded and a bit unsteady. I was declined admission to the Courthouse based on their guidelines. Grr. I left to hurry back to the office.
Ninety seconds later I returned to consciousness. I had slipped/tripped down the stairs, landing on my back on cement. There was a pool of blood under my head. I had been out for 60 of those 90 seconds and I have no memory of the 30 seconds of walking through two sets of doors, and starting down the stairs. The EMT was called. I could not sit up on my own, let alone stand. I was taken by ambulance to Flagstaff Medical Center. My head CT scan showed no brain bleed. My chest CT scan showed COVID in my lungs. Because I had lost consciousness, the Doctor said that that tipped the scale for an admission, and I agreed.