I hadn't meant to be away for so long. Things happened and got in the way and I couldn't find my way back here until now. You see, I fell. Not down Alice's rabbit hole, although it feels quite a bit like that. I literally fell. In the middle of Barnes & Noble. During a book reading/signing. And I didn't just fall. I passed out. Sigh...
I'll try to give you the short version.
I went last week to see Sarah Addison Allen (one of my very favorite writers) for a reading of her new book and a signing. I thoroughly enjoyed her talk and reading and just as it was ending, had what felt like a hot flash. I moved out of the way of others to cool down and then a few minutes later I got that numb face/tunnel vision thing. Next I know, I'm waking up face down on the floor. Only I felt like I was sitting up. I was very disoriented and confused. I checked my blood sugar and it was fine. I couldn't seem to talk and explain things or answer questions. I couldn't remember how old I was. I couldn't think. I couldn't grip things and I couldn't breathe.
Finally calmed down, EMTs took me to hospital where I was poked and prodded. Several EKG's showed no issue with my heart. Blood work and CT scan were normal. Blood pressure was quite low and I did have a small infection so they gave me an RX for antibiotic and sent me home after about 4 hours with advice not to drive for a few days.
It was and honestly still is very scary to me. You see, eight days later, I'm still confused, discombobulated. I still feel dizzy often and can't find words. I have a call in to my Neurologist, per my therapist, because earlier in the day that the whole ordeal happened, I'd been having the worst headache I've had. That is a lot of pain. Oy!
So I've spent the last week, just resting. Reading a little, a bit of cooking (cause if I don't cook, I don't eat), practicing crochet, and just being.
Then there was this...
Once I was able to drive and went to get my car I also stopped to pick up my book. The manager at B&N had held it for me so I wouldn't lose it. He even had it signed for me.
I have tons of missed blog posts to read and need to get tax stuff ready. That should keep me occupied for a few days. I hope it won't take weeks to get back here again.
What have you been up to?
Time is flying. And new art. And observations.
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