Well, today has been interesting.
Went to a winery with a friend north of where we live. Had a tasting and one glass of wine slush. All of a sudden I didn’t feel good and just felt like I needed some fresh air. I got up to walk outside. I must have looked bad because Rhonda jumped up to follow me. Thankfully she did because evidently I passed out.
I refused an ambulance because I was feeling better. I figured it was low blood sugar since I had only had a few crackers with cheese since breakfast. Everyone was amazingly nice though.
Luckily Rhonda was the one driving. So we headed back to her house. I decided about ten miles out if town though that a trip to the ER was more than prudent. Called Warren and asked him to meet me there.
After a battery of tests (I refused the cat scan), they said I had low potassium. Okay, I can just eat more bananas, right? Not exactly. They needed to admit me to the hospital at least overnight for a potassium IV. If you have ever had that “pleasure”, you will know it is painful. It burns. They have had to slow it down and they even brought me this thing they use for babies to help with the pain.
But today I’m thankful I went to the hospital. Did I mention my levels were at a life threatening stage?
But the healthcare workers here have been amazing. Every single one of them. From the girl who drew my blood with not even the feeling of a pinch to the nurse who I keep apologizing to for being such a pain. I have everyone’s name and I’m writing a letter when I get out. I know the supervisors and the CEO so they will all hear how wonderfully I was taken care of.
How was your Sunday?