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Natasha Richardson, who was so, so gorgeous in the otherwise horrible adaptation of "The Handmaid's Tale", has died of a head injury in New York. She'd fallen on the slopes at Mont-Tremblant north of Montreal and hit her head, I presume on a tree. Ski Patrol took her to the doc. She felt fine. An hour later she had a terrible headache, and shortly afterwards fell into a coma, then brain death.

This is a solemn reminder to take any blows to the head seriously. The Army says that even if you've only "had your bells rung" to keep an eye on that. Yeah, I'm looking at you, electorprince.

This is all a reminder to us to keep our affairs in order, or right with Jesus, or with our porn stashed where our grieving parents won't find it, or whatever else we need to be prepared for death at all times.

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marphilly
Mar. 19th, 2009 01:39 am (UTC)
It's sad. It apparently didn't seem like a very bad fall at first. She just tumbled down a beginner's slope but didn't hit anything except the ground. Freaky.
electorprince
Mar. 19th, 2009 01:51 am (UTC)
My skull is fine. It's SOP to go to Aid Station immediately after being hit.
kishiriadgr
Mar. 19th, 2009 02:00 am (UTC)
You've been alive for several years after the incident of course, but Ms. Richardson went to the doc as well.

Brain injuries are touchy, apparently you need to keep track of them for years. I like your brain and hope it stays healthy for many years to come.
electorprince
Mar. 19th, 2009 02:18 am (UTC)
Oh, MY brain is GREAT! ;)
kallisti
Mar. 19th, 2009 02:19 am (UTC)
My only concern was when I heard they had flown her back to the US...I don't know about you, but I wouldn't want someone to fly me out when I had perfectly good care in the place where I sustained a head injury. The lowered air pressure could cause a bruised brain to swell, and if it's that way for long enough, can cause death.

And I have had head injuries before...while playing flag football, I once ran a perfect "post" pattern...right into the goal post! Knocked myself out, and when I regained conciousness, I asked what happened. I was told I ran into the goal post, who which I supposedly responded "That was dumb!" and lapsed back into unconciousness. I was in the hospital for a day....and barfed up, proving I had a nice concussion. I was sent home the next day.

ttyl
kishiriadgr
Mar. 19th, 2009 03:25 am (UTC)
I was under the impression they flew her to the States when they knew there was no more hope.
brotherskeeper1
Mar. 19th, 2009 04:52 am (UTC)
That was the impression I was left with also. And yes, she fell on a beginner's slope and had a trainer. No tree was involved. That's sad.

http://www.charter.net/news/read.php?ps=1016&rip_id=%3CD970QD4O0%40news.ap.org%3E&_LT=HOME_LARSDCCLM_UNEWS
helenkacan
Mar. 19th, 2009 05:00 am (UTC)
The modern version of putting one's affairs in order includes leaving a list of passwords to just about everything. Ain't technology grand?

prushrush
Mar. 19th, 2009 05:39 am (UTC)
I don't plan on dying anytime soon. Need to watch some things, first.
kwokj
Mar. 20th, 2009 01:07 am (UTC)
it is so sad. and kinda scares me remembering one really bad fall on my head as a kid.
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