Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Fall...ing out?

So, I had a little bit of a strange experience last Wednesday. I was sitting in class around 10:30, when I felt a short, sharp pain in the back of my head. It only lasted for about 20 seconds, but it was the third one that morning. As I typed "short, sharp head pain..." into google to see what was going on, I started feeling tingly all over, my stomach started flipping, and I started to fall forward. Yes, I was fainting. I got a friend to help me in the hallway before I fell against the wall. I never fainted before, so I had NO clue what was going on. Who faints sitting down? Weird.

*Last year a man fainted in class, and they called the ambulance on him...I was NOT about to let THAT happen; thus, my demand to get into the hall before I fell down*

So, a full blood panel, EKG, and two doctors later, it was determined that I had low blood sugar, and that combined with stress caused me to fall out. The pain in my head was a nerve that pulses when blood sugar drops. Fun stuff. So, I now I get to eat small meals every few hours, and I'm trying to cut down on things high in sugar...with my anniversary and the holidays coming up....this should be interesting!

But, all in all, I found out that I'm pretty stinking healthy, my heart rate and blood pressure are awesome, probably thanks to my hard core spin instructors:) Praise the Lord!

A few weeks ago, we had "Discover Edgewater" day at church. The pictures following are some that we took that day, while I manned the Inward table. My favorite is the picture of Donny and Sang wearing the scarves that Inward sells to raise money...those are very secure men, not to mention patient for posing for these pictures.

2 comments:

  1. I have passed out 3 times in my life for the exact same reasons. Not fun. But if it ever happens again, either a couple of swigs of full fledged coke (not diet) or a spoon full of peanut butter help a lot, instantly.

    Another weird thing that helps, if you are out in the sun for a long time and the sun is hitting the top of your head directly (I.E. Football game) then put your hand on top of your head for about 5 seconds just to cool it down every 20 minutes or so.

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  2. Haha...thanks! Luckily my best friend is a dietician...she gave me a couple of pointers:) I doubt it will happen again..but SO embarrassing!

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