I know this is late. I have good reason. This morning, I went to get my blood drawn for my tests. I don’t know what happened; I’ve had blood drawn numerous times before, and I’ve always been fine.
Today, though, she was having difficulty finding my veins. That’s not a new thing to me; I’m used to being stuck a billion times. She stuck me a second time, and I got really light headed. She mentioned that my blood was moving really slow. So, I glanced down. That was it. I passed out.
I had never passed out before in my life. It’s not an awesome experience. It was really disorienting and embarrassing. I was dreaming while passed out, I guess, and didn’t know who I was when I woke up. It took me a full minute to figure everything out. On top of that, I was so cold and clammy. I don’t even know how to explain it. I hope to never ever experience this again.
Then I vomited. Repeatedly. Uggggh.
Apparently I was severely dehydrated. Daniel and I laughed at this because I normally drink at least 80, if not 100+, ounces of water a day. Then we realized I had spent yesterday on the boardwalk in the wind and sun without a lot of water. The day before was spent outside in the sun as well. Ugh. It’s amazing how fast the body dehydrates!
So, I ended up lying to them and saying I was fine. I did not want to have to get IV fluids at the hospital or something. Instead, Daniel brought me home. I was unable to keep anything down, including water, until recently. It’s been a rough day.
So, I have to work on rehydrating myself and then go back on Thursday to get my blood drawn again. This sucks so hard, guys. So, so hard. Not only because I passed out and have to experience the needles all over again, but also because that means I’ll have to wait even longer for my results.
It’s really frustrating and embarrassing and just made of fail.
Needless to say, I did not cook dinner tonight. I had everything planned out, but I’ll just bump one meal to next week. That means only six things will be on the list for today.
- Tortellini with Broccoli and Alfredo Sauce
- Crock pot chicken with Mashed Potatoes and Cauliflower
- PA Dutch Chicken Pot Pie
- Crack Potatoes (but with some changes to make it a full meal casserole)
- Clam Chowder
- BBQ Chicken with Macaroni and Cheese
So, there’s that.
Oh, one last thing! I’m now back on Twitter. I had an account, forgot about it, went back to it, forgot about it, and now I’m back again. Hopefully I can keep it up!
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And, now I’m off to nap. Again.