I whacked the side of my head on the back door of my work van. Split my ear open and smacked my temple. Everything went white and I saw stars for several minutes after with blood running down the side of my neck. I drove 5 minutes to my house and a friend took me to the ER. I probably shouldn't have driven the van but I was not thinking clearly. At the ER they glued my ear closed and gave me a CT scan. No bleeding in my brain or broken bones. They evaluated me and said I had a moderate concussion. They watched me for several hours and then sent me home. Since I hit my head several days ago I have had a constant headache. My neck is sore, I'm having difficulty concentrating, and I'm feeling mild vertigo. Not spinning, just a shaking feeling like being on the water. I've also felt agitated and had difficulty focusing. I have suffered concussions in the past but have not experienced these symptoms to this extent or duration. Has anyone had issues recovering from a concussion? How long did the symptoms last? Was there any special treatment other than rest? I wanted to go trolling for rockfish with my friend but I didn't think boating is the best idea right now. I sure would like to get back to normal.