Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Anyone surprised? Didn't think so.


Just another quirky thing about me: I pass out on a somewhat regular basis. 

Ok, maybe not regular...but more frequently than what is considered "normal". I simply have low blood pressure/sugar.

So, this story is really not that surprising. 

I had to get blood taken today. I pass out almost every. single. time. I am near needles. But today, I was feeling good. The last time I got blood drawn...I got woozy, but didn't pass out. 

So, I warned the technician that I pass out quite easily and should probably recline while she's taking my blood. I told her it wasn't a big deal, but not to be alarmed if it happened. 

So, she takes my blood. And to my surprise - I'm FINE! I look up at her and say "You did it! I feel great!" I start to get up and she says "Why don't you stay seated for a couple of minutes...just to be safe."

So I sit. I'm still fine. I listen to her telling me stories from her childhood...something about how her and her brother used to play Tarzan on their old swingset. Suddenly (as I was told), I look up at her and say, "Excuse me, I don't mean to interrupt your story, but I am going to pass out." That was it. I was out cold. 

Apparently, the others came rushing in with an ice pack, a cold wash cloth, and they reclined my chair back and put my feet over my head. After a minute (most people generally only pass out for about 20 seconds or so), they got worried. They ran next door to get a doctor. After a minute and a half, they started shaking me. Nothing. 

After about 2 minutes - I finally woke up. VERY disoriented. In a puddle of sweat. And tears. I'm always crying when I wake up from these silly episodes. They're quite scary! I guess I kept apologizing over and over. I don't really remember. 

Needless to say...I was quite drained (literally) when I got back to work. 

Just another day in the life, I guess.

14 comments:

little erin said...

yikes! that does not sound fun in the slightest bit! so sorry that happened to you.

Aliya said...

BAAAHAHAHAHAHA. Ok, I know this story isn't technically supposed to be funny, but I love that you warned her before you hit the mats. Awesome.

Hope you're feeling better! :D

Heather said...

You poor thing. I had the same thing when I was little and now that I'm older it happens on occasion. Especially when I give blood or am dehydrated.

Alison said...

Wow that's scary!

Sarah Ann said...

You know, I've never passed out. It sounds scary!

Crazy Shenanigans said...

Aw, I'm sorry that happened!

Sassy and Classy Southern Mrs. said...

That sounds terrible!! Your luck sounds about like mine!

~Mrs. Guru~ said...

crazy. glad everything turned out ok.

Lucky in Love said...

Oh honey! I'm so sorry these things happen to you! I passed out when I was getting my ear pierced! Sad..I know.

PinkSass said...

Oh my goodness. That sounds very scary.

LauraAnn said...

Oh my gosh! You poor girl! I am glad that everything is alright.

I did have to laugh when you politely interrupted the technician to tell her that you were going to pass out.

Hope you feel better!

Ashley said...

Oh my goodness! Poor thing! I'd definitely be crying, too!!!

Jessica said...

I love this story because it makes me feel better for causing scenes when I got to doctors! It is so embarrassing but I cry every single time I go to the gyno. I can't help it!!

thefulmerazzi said...

SWEET BILLY!


That same thing happened to me a few weeks ago with my Africa shots. Out. COLD. It's so scary... and embarrassing!