They Wheeled ME Away
these "not too far from home"
shots should give you an idea of how I feel today.
Of course, they have nothing to do with what happened to me on Tuesday, but that's how I roll...:)
Not long after Luke returned from his solo walk, the rehab nurse helped him sit in the chair in his room. And I mean sit....bending at the both hips. While the Pres leaned against the Heat/AC unit near the window, I sat on the edge of the bed.
Listening to Luke tell us about how it felt to be able to move his hip, glute and leg muscles, I began to feel warm and took off my lightweight raincoat. Suddenly the feeling of dizziness and lightheadedness was overwhelming so I tried to stand and walk towards the Pres and the chair near him.
The next thing I knew I had a team of medical personnel standing around me all talking at the same time. Someone said I had a stroke. Someone else said I had a seizure. Someone else had already diagnosed me as diabetic. NONE of them wanted to listen to me when I said, "I fainted."
Yep. Then they wheeled me away. Long story short? Six hours later and after having a multitude of tests which were fine, I was given my diagnosis. SYNCOPE. (Go ahead, look it up. I did.)
However, I was also severely dehydrated because I hadn't been drinking the amount of water I normally do over the past few days...just too busy. Upon discharge, I promised the doctor I would skip Tai Chi that evening and the gym the next day, get some rest and take in fluids. I am.