I fainted Thursday morning.
I was staying over at Joe's house, since I was taking a 2day First Aid training course with him (and his place is 5 minutes from the training facility!) and I woke up (15 minutes before the alarm) to go to the bathroom really bad! In my frantic and slightly disorientated state, I hit the back of my hand on the doorknob!
Ouch... it hurt, but I managed to make it to the toilet. I got my pants down, and then proceeded to examine my hand. It was still hurting really bad, and when I tried to open and close a fist, it was slightly delayed, almost as if it was paralyzed! I guess this was too much for me... and overwhelmed by the pain, I fainted on the bathroom floor!!!
I came too, hearing Joe yelling, "Jessica, where are you?" and then finally calling to him, "I'm in the bathroom!"
If you have ever fainted, coming to is the worst feeling in the world! Pins & needles throughout the body, hot & sweaty for no reason.... it's what I think it would probably feel like to die and come back to life! (When I come to, I never know who/what I am for about 20 seconds... and lying on your back staring at the ceiling is such a foreign view... I never know where I am either!)
Joe came in quickly and said "I heard a thud and knew it was you, but I couldn't find you!" (Lately he has been sleeping with ear plugs in so I'm lucky that he heard me at all!)
What a crazy morning! ...Then I had to still attend my SFA course, which... if any of you know me, you know that blood and other medical emergency issues make me faint! Even just talking about them!!!
So I ended up lying on the floor for most of the morning of SFA too! (Yes, I told my instructor that I was a fainter and that I might need to do this, and she understood... but still, what a day! And I couldn't skip this training either! I need it to recertify my fitness instructor certificate by the end of April or I have to retake my FIS test and repay for it too! Geesh, no pressure!
Anyways... I made it through the course. Today, I had NO fainting issues... but I have been noting that I'm having many 'seeing stars' episodes from getting up too fast.
Hmmm... is that a sign of low blood pressure?