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Thursday, February 18

Thanks to Everyone

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.

14 comments:

  1. Well, it's good that's all it was, as scary as it is.

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  2. what a relief! So glad you hung in there and also that you followed up with the doc. Now be careful, no more scares for any of us o.k?

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  3. Glad it wasnt anything too serious!! Very scary thing though.

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  4. I have never heard of anything like that before. So glad it was not anything serious.

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  5. Hmmm. Never heard of such! So many crazy things can happen to our bodies.

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  6. Glad that you are feeling a bit better. I know the one and only time I fainted it took awhile to feel like my old self.

    God bless.

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  7. Well that's a relief, huh? I'm glad you're feeling better enough to write again too. :)

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  8. Just glad to hear you're back on your feet! Stay well, Mary.

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  9. Well I'm just glad that you did go see your doctor and that he could explain to you exactly what had happened. Never heard of that kind of explanation before, though, so I've learned something new! lol I think it's a good idea to have an EKG done next time, just to make sure your heart is in good shape.

    My Bloglines is not picking up new feeds so it's making my life miserable not seeing who is posting. Sigh.

    Take care of YOU my friend. xoxo

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  10. I'm so glad you got checked out and are ok. It's great to hear from you again!

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  11. Glad you followed up with the doc but I think it is wise that you get the ticker checked next time. I did not realize that straining to do anything could cause you to faint. Take care. Peace

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  12. Diabetes has many symptoms. I don't know if this was part of that.
    Fainting is always a scary thing. I didn't know that about it taking a week to recover. Pain often makes me Faint. I know the feeling that comes before so I always make sure I am on the floor when it happens if possible. I've only ever fainted while standing once or twice with no warning.
    I'm happy to hear you're feeling better. I weighed this morning and I'm not happy with the way it is going so I am committing to my food tracker. I have some oranges. The Navel type. I can take my time eating one and make it last all day with a little in between meals. It has lots of fiber. Perhaps this will keep me from snacking. Today was in the 50s here, with sunshine. A miracle!
    Mama Bear

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  13. That is frightening. I'm greatly relieved that it was not serious and that you were able to keep yourself from falling. I'm glad you are going to have the doctor do the ekg. Take care, my friend.
    hugs,
    Tina

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