Yesterday, as soon as I got home from the grocery store, I started feeling very lightheaded and fainty. I lay down on the couch and tried drinking lots of water and eating salty food in case it was my blood pressure.
By the time 8PM came around I was feeling very dizzy with a headache and all around feeling terrible. I called urgent care and they said to go to the hospital. Then I called our 24 hr nurse line and they said I should go to the hospital. So off to the hospital we went.
Turns out it was not a good day to go to the hospital because all of the beds were filled. So I had to wait in the waiting room the whole time. A few times they pulled me aside for tests– an EKG, X-ray, and blood tests. Since my case was a difficult one, they wanted to wait until I had a room to talk with the doctor. That meant waiting for 4 hours in hard uncomfortable chairs, retching, feeling extremely lightheaded, and generally miserable.
I just couldn’t sit upright anymore, it was making me so dizzy and nauseous, and Brad asked how long it would be until I got a bed and they said it could be hours as all the beds were full. So we decided to just go home and relax and hope I got better overnight.
I went to bed still feeling really ill, and I didn’t sleep well, but when I woke up I was feeling better. I was able to eat breakfast and lunch and drink a poweraid despite residual nausea. I still have a horrible headache.
We were planning to go back today to finish getting test results and such, but I really don’t want to leave the house. So maybe we’ll go request my medical records soon so I can see what the outcome of the tests were. I’m hoping I don’t have to go back later today!
Brad took some pics of me during the ordeal, because what would an outing be without pictures LOL?!
Luckily I am feeling better today. Just a little nauseous and a headache. Hoping the fainting doesn’t come back because I don’t feel like going anywhere today! Here are all the pictures: