I am Dying!
October 8, 2008 1:20pm CST
Don't mean to alarm you. But that is how I felt yesterday right before lunch. I had a stomach bug on Monday so all day long I did not eat. Yesterday I woke up and felt a little better so I headed off to work. About 10:30 I started to feel a little light headed. Come 11 in the morning I was feeling so bad I knew I had to get myself something to eat. I got up to go get my lunch when I suddenly felt extremely dizzy. My vision got blurry and I was having a hard time walking. I was having a frozen dinner and I saw that it was going to take about 7 minutes. As I took hold of the dinner my hands were shaking so bad I could barely hold on the the plate. Eventually I as able to get it into the microwave and hit the button. As I waited I found myself starting to have a panic attack and my head was spinning (not literally but you know what I mean). :) It was at that point I thought to myself: "I am dying" I thought if I could get a drink I would be ok for a minute. I did not have the correct change. Urg!! The microwave dinged. I had to stir part of my meal and put it on for another 3 minutes. Before I did I took a small bite of the brownie that came with it. Though at the time it was not done I found that it eased my anxiety some. Obviously I did not die. I at my lunch and about a half hour later I was doing fine. So my question to you. Have you ever been so sick or hurt with something that is not fatal that you thought you were going to die? I am not talking about being stabbed or shot or a heart attack, I know those things can kill you. Times when you had that thought and it was completely illogical to think that.
3 people like this
9 Oct 08
Oh yeah, the thought has occurred several times, most especially when I'm sick and couldn't really get up and feeling so weak. The thought of dying that instant really dawns me and I remain reminiscing the things I did and the people I loved and asking myself "did I live my life as I should?" And the sooner that I feel well again, I always make sure I don't regret each day. Anyhow, as for your predicament, that's the effect of hypoglycemia from the lack of sugars in the body due to not eating the whole day. That's why we are advised by the doctor to eat regardless if we don't feel like it, because the moment that our bodies give in due to hunger and hypoglycemia (with your symptoms of dizziness, light headed ness, vision going blurry and having a hard time moving) it would not be a good sight or feeling to be in. So next time, my friend, don't under estimate the importance of food. =) Good luck!