Almost Checked Out
Well, on July third, there was a block party here for Independence Day. There was a lot of karaoke besides the barbecue and fixings. Here's my awful performance for you.
It was incredibly hot that day. At least 101F in the shade, but I was standing in the sun for the most part as I was filming the others. The person who was barbecuing was the first to go down.
Being tough like I am, I went home and started shoveling another load of rotted wood into the wagon to use as mulch, then went inside and did some yoga. The next day, I was really feeling bad and about 7pm started having heart pains, dizziness, and cramps, and passed out a couple times, so I went to the hospital. Not exactly the way I wanted to spend the 4th.
I honestly felt like I wasn't going to make it. The chest pain was severe and coming in waves. At the ER, though, they gave me some morphine which eased the pain considerably. Still, I had a heaviness in my chest that seemed it wouldn't quit. They ended up admitting me. It turned out to be heat stroke.
I woke up in the hospital this morning with a boner the size of Texas, so I must be doing pretty well. I might not have noticed it if the nurse hadn't kept touching it. I thought she was trying to put a lead on for my EKG, but after she left, I looked and there weren't any contacts anywhere near that area. Here's to naughty nurses! haha
I came home this evening. I feel quite a bit better now, but the dizziness is still with me and I'm still a little weak. I'm sure that will pass before too much longer.
SpaceEagle Uploaded 07/07/2011