Well, I was planning on going downtown this afternoon. I left the house and started walking for the 7-11 about 15 minutes walk away. I needed to buy a daypass for the bus and get some money out of the machine there. It was a nice walk, the day was quite lovely actually. I could see the mountains, I was considering taking some pictures if I got a clear shot without power lines and such. I had a mild headache, but I had taken an advil for it, much like I usually do when I have a headache.
I made it to the 7-11, where I felt a little bit weird, like I needed something to drink. Went inside and walked up to the bank machine, where I did the usual, putting my card in and punching in my numbers. I asked for 60$ and hit okay, and then felt a bit woozy, and felt like I was breathing a bit shallowly, so I put my head down for a second and things went a bit hazy-black…
Next thing I knew, I was lying on the floor and someone was talking to me. I couldn’t figure out what was going on, I didn’t understand what was happening, and I thought I was dreaming or something. There was a man kneeling on the floor next to me, asking me if I was okay. A woman was standing next to him holding my wallet… I still didn’t know what was going on, but she said she was going to put my cash in my wallet (from the bank machine) and put my wallet in my backpack for me. I think I thanked her… I could hear people talking about me all around me. Another guy walked up and said he was with the fire department, and could they please call an ambulance?
The guy from the fire department had me sit up and lean against the bank machine to wait for the ambulance. The first guy had taken my pulse and said it was 140. The fire department guy (who turned out to be from ontario, actually,) asked me how old I was and what my name was. I got a bit of amusement from telling him that my last name was Faller… My pulse came down fairly quickly, it was normal by the time the ambulance arrived.
The fire department guy sat with me til they got there, then I went out and sat in the ambulance talking to them for a bit. They took my blood sugar, it was fine. They asked me a whole bunch of questions, but didn’t really come up with a reason for it happening. They did ask if I wanted to go to the hospital with them, I chose not to and they drove me back home instead. I’m really glad I didn’t have to walk, I was still really shakey, although I wasn’t dizzy anymore.
When we got back to Mom & Merv’s, Merv was in the driveway cleaning out his car. He looked confused at the fact that an ambulance was stopping in front of his driveway… I got out of the ambulance and came inside, and just sat down for a while.
I called Spad and Gina to cancel our sushi night, and I called mom, who recommended that merv call their doctor and see if he could see me. We went over to the clinic, he asked me some questions, and decided that I was fine, and was probably reacting to the advil I had taken for a headache. He thinks I passed out from nausea, since I did feel woozy and nauseated when I got to the bank machine. I came home with mom & merv and sat in the la-z-boy for a while.
Right now, I’m still pretty shakey, but otherwise seem fine. Still got that minor headache, and my elbow and knees are bruised from where I apparently landed on them when I fell. I’m not going out tonight. And yes, I did eat today. That’s the first thing everyone asked me. I like food, it’s a wonderful thing.
I’m so shakey though. Just all-over shakey.