Thanks to everyone who posted their concerns about my scare. I did follow up when the doctor got back from holidays on Tuesday and apparently it was nothing serious. What I did was strain too hard in my attempt to do something and the blood left my head and went to my feet. When the blood made it's way up my body, it felt hot...really hot. Because the blood had left all the cells in my skin, they had expanded. Instead of the blood going to my brain, it went to the skin's blood cells first. I didn't know there is not enough blood in our bodies to provide the skin and the brain when skin cells are expanded.
To make it clear in layman's terms, I fainted, but didn't fall down because I clung to the door frame. lol Otherwise I'd have been out cold on the floor, but I'm a fighter and didn't give in to it. It was indeed scary.
I'm still a bit shaken up. The doctor said it can take up to a week for our body to return to normal after a fainting spell. I'm just glad to know it's nothing serious.
That said, my next appointment with the doctor is in March and I will be asking him to order an EKG to check my heart. Haven't had one in years. I have blood work done all the time so am not asking for that.
Thanks again everyone. I'm truly blessed to have such loving and caring friends here in blogland.