So sometimes its good to listen to advice (and like all those warning signs your body is giving you...)

You guessed it right?

I'm sure you can all tell this story is going to end up in all good stories lol.

So I have been pushing myself lately, with exams coming I've been feeling like I need to step up the pace a bit. Got to Wednesday and I felt totally exhausted to the point where I didnt even care if I missed my exams and my head felt so empty. The girls invited me to go up to the pool with them to relax in the spa and I decided to go. Well I knew I wouldn't get any study done and figured the relaxing would help me sleep a bit better since I havent been sleeping well lately because of the pain.

We spent some nice time in the spa and then its time to go home, it was decided to take the lift down to the ground floor rather than the stairs (good job too) and apparently on the way down I collapsed, bouncing off one of the girls before hitting the deck.

I didnt come round to my name or being tapped or anything apparently and the pool medic had to be got, it was good that I wasnt actually dying as apparently his equipment wasn't the best! He decided after a few minutes that an ambulance needed to be got (I do see that they had no choice really).
I was dead to the world, literally...the ambulance officer stuck me with IV's, apparently it fell out but I have the holes and brusing to prove it lol, and also stuck an oropharyngeal airway in-all with no pain response (and I HATE IV's) or gag reflex I was that unconscious. I got told they were pretty impressed! (A typical faint can get you pretty bad service from the Ambo's). They worked out that I must have been out for over half an hour before I started to come to just as we were getting to hospital.

I got told that they were ok with me, sort of took note of the fact that care needed to be taken of my foot but it was hard to get me out of the lift an unconscious dead weight, and the doctor in ED was nice even though she was very firm about a few things.

I'm ok I guess, feel pretty shattered still and really sorry for causing so much trouble but I am so MAD! I have been told I am not allowed to drive-so that means no scooter to uni, until I am cleared by neurology. Whenever that may be, I just have to wait for an appointment.
Its kinda scary but I'm sure it was just because I am so tired and my brain just switched off since I wasn't listening to it but all the same it wasnt a very good time to loose my independence.

I just hope I make it through the next few weeks and then I will be able to recharge my dead battery.


RSDsux said...

Oh Felicia Hun, I am so very sorry that you had to go through all of that ((hugs)). It must have been very scary. I seriously don't know how you do all that you do, youre a true inspiration but it's about time you put your health first!!! You NEED a break! I really feel for you.
If you ever need to talk I am here. I hope you start feeling better real soon! ((hugs))

Lisa Moon said...

Oh, sweetie! I'm so sorry to hear about this; how awful for you. How fortunate you had friends with you to help and how scary to wake up in hospital!

I agree with rsdsux: you NEED a good break and to take care of yourself first and foremost. The motto I was taught when in school for social service work is that you cannot be expected to take care of others if you've not taken care of yourself. Words to live by!

I know you're training as a physio to help others, but don't forget to take very good care of yourself, my dear!

I'm glad your school year is about at an end. I wish for you to have a VERY restful time off.

I'll look forward to chatting with you when you've had a chance to recuperate - and not before, miss!

*hugs* from me, too. :)

Jess said...

Oh dear :-( Hope you are feeling better soon! Maybe they should give you an aegrotat grade and let you skip the stressful exams. You've got good enough grades to get you a good pass!
Has your doc looked into epilepsy? Not all types of seizures result in violent muscle twitches etc. It could explain the random passing out and could have been brought about by your original head injury. Just a thought.

Jess said...

Also, the heat from spas can lower your blood pressure and dehydrate you. Did you take a drink bottle?