Thursday, November 17, 2011

falling and fainting

Alright guys, this may be long. And it may be boring, but I HAVE to write it down now because I don't want to forget it...

I went to see Breaking Dawn and I just loved it so much!


Well, it was good, but that is not what was so important I have to write it down so I will not forget about it.

I didn't get to see the last twenty minutes or so of the movie, so let me know what you guys think of the ending!

I was sitting in my chair and started feeling really clammy. Then I started sweating. BUT, like five minutes before I was cold because the theatre was freezing! So that was weird. Then I started feeling nauseous and really light headed. Usually when I start feeling that way I just sit down for a second and then I'm better. But the problem was that I was already sitting down.

Backing up the story for a second:
My friend Allie who went with me was going to get popcorn before the movie started. K, I know that is totally random but it has a point in my story, i promise.  She came back with Twizzlers instead because the popcorn was a whopping seven bucks or something ridiculous. I don't like licorice so I didn't steal any from her. But, when I started feeling dizzy I figured anything was better than nothing and worth a shot. There weren't any left, and I had nothing in my bag I could eat. Then things started really fading out and I couldn't focus on the movie. There was a lot of blood in the birthing scene, so I turned my head and didn't watch because I thought maybe it wasn't the food, just all of the blood was making me queazy.

It was getting worse and worse and I had no idea what was going on or why I wasn't feeling better since I wasn't watching the blood anymore. Then I kept going in and out of consciousness kind of, trying to battle it and focus on the screen.  I had a minor anxiety attack just because I had no idea what was going on or what to do.

I couldn't tell if I was going to pass out or throw up. I decided I felt like I was going to hurl, so I got up and headed down the stairs and out of the theatre.  After I had turned the corner down the little walkway that takes you into the lobby, I fainted. Completely passed out and woke up extremely confused in the dark aisle of the theatre. I had no idea why I was laying on the theatre floor.  I just kept thinking I needed to make it to the bathroom, so I got back up and went out to the lobby. I started getting dizzy again, but I didn't want to look stupid so I figured if I just made it to the bathroom I would be fine and could figure everything out.  I didn't make it another ten steps before I fainted again. I woke up and again had no idea what was going on or where I was. Then I realize I had fainted again, but for some reason thought the whole thing was a dream.  Maybe I just HOPED it was a dream because I was in public and I just fell to the ground.

A few workers came and helped me just sit on the side of the hallway. They asked me a lot of questions: if I was okay, if I wanted any food, if I needed water, if I wanted them to get the person I came with, if I was diabetic, if I fainted a lot, and so many other ones I am sure. But I was so out of it for the first few minutes, still trying to figure out what had happened.

After drinking some water, one of the workers was like "You look so much better!" Apparently ALL of the color had drained out of my face. She said even my lips and cheeks were pale. And she kind of looked worried. Must have looked terrible! The workers said they thought I just tripped at first. But then they noticed I couldn't walk straight and was struggling, so they came over to help. What's weird is that they said I fell and then got right back up. But both times I passed out, it felt like I had been down for such a long time. You know how when you sometimes wake up from a nap and don't remember where you are? That's kind of what it felt like.

 So many workers kept walking by and I felt so stupid. Oh look, it's the girl who kept falling over..maybe she is drunk or high or something. Okay, so no one said that. And maybe no one was thinking that, but it probably did look that way. A few of the workers stayed with me until the movie was over. Allie came out and didn't believe me at first. She asked why I didn't tell her and I don't really know why I didn't. I just didn't really know what to say since I had no idea what was going on at the time. She saved me by driving my car home and making sure I was alright!

I'm just glad I didn't faint on tile, or when I was walking down the stairs. Or even worse, right smack dab in the middle of the theatre where everyone watching the movie would have seen me.

So I don't know what exactly caused me to faint, because I never have before. I think it was a mix of a lot of things: taking my antibiotic without enough food, minor anxiety attack, and all of the blood. Who knows, but at least next time I will be better prepared!

This is what I felt like when I kept passing out...So surreal!


Autumn said...

Ouch, you might have some bruises in the morning. I hope you are able to get a doctor's appointment in...I have passed out before (but thankfully, I know the feeling) and it's so horrible to feel that lack of control.

lowercase letters said...

this is gonna sound totally crazy... but i've passed out once before, and i kinda liked it. (gasp!) because it was just so peaceful! lol. this is a hilarious but scary story and i'm glad you're okay! {that first time you fainted i was thinking: "why didn't anybody come help her up?!" or whatever!}

Alyx said...

Omg. That's pretty freakin' scary. I've never fainted, so I have no clue what it's like. From the sounds of things, I don't really want to experience it...

Lauren Gardner said...

Oh my goodness! How scary! I hope you are ok!

The Merrills said...

Ky!! I'm sorry! I hope you're feeling better today! You should call your doc just in case! I have felt like that before, but it was when I was preggo, I never fainted, just felt really weak but I think I just didn't eat and drink enough. I love you girl! Eat more, drink more, (water) and sleep more, Take care of yourself! Come home soon! Loves!!

Anonymous said...

Oh my gosh! I'm glad you're okay...fainting is SCARY!!!

Ameryn Marie said...

Scary. This use to happen to my sister. Turns out she was anemic and had to take Iron everyday until she was balanced again. Maybe try a multivitamin plus iron... couldn't hurt. Hope your fainting days are behind you! ;)

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