Post # 1
This is a warning for anyone who gets a little too excited about checking their mail!
I was walking down the stairs in my apartment building just wearing tights (no shoes because I wasn’t going outside) and I fell down a short flight of stairs! I wasn’t running or anything, just walking, but my tights were more slick than I thought. It HURT, but I could still walk.
So I kept going down, and at each landing (I’m on the 4th floor), I started feeling more woozy and a little sick to my stomach. But I thought it was just from the pain.
I got to the mailboxes and opened it, saw that there was mail… and then next thing I know I’m being propped upright by two women! I had fainted onto them!!
They called 911 and I was taken to the emergency room. Apparently severe pain or trauma can cause your heart rate to drop, and my heart rate is naturally on the lower side of normal. The drop in heart rate caused my blood pressure to drop, which causes fainting spells. So I wasn’t out very long, but yeah, I passed out because I had fallen. Who knew? It’s called vasovagal syncope. It’s the same effect that happens when people have emotional stress or extreme fear, or when you stand upright suddenly.
Moral of the story: Be careful when you are going to check the mail or doing something wedding related! Wear shoes or slipper socks with traction grips! And if you do fall, lie down immediately!
And the worst part?!? When I got home and checked the mail, there was only ONE RSVP and it was a NO!!
I passed out for nothing!
Post # 3
I laughed a little when I read this. Not because you fell and I am so glad you are ok, but I could picture myself being so excited getting to the mail box that this could happen to me. They should almost call this bridal fever. You pass out because you get too excited about wedding related activities and injure yourself. Again, I am glad you are ok and hopefully your RSVP’s start rolling in.
Post # 4
@MissKatelyn: “And the worst part?!? When I got home and checked the mail, there was only ONE RSVP and it was a NO!! I passed out for nothing!”
The fact that you passed out is not a laughing matter at all, but this comment made me laugh out loud! It’s amazing the small things that amuse or disappoint us!
Glad you’re ok, and be very careful in the future!
Post # 4
oh my gosh i can totally see this happening to me.
glad you’re okay!!
Post # 5
lol! i can totally see myself doing that. glad you’re okay!!!
Post # 6
Whoa scary!! I’m glad you’re okay!
Post # 7
Oh my goodness! I am glad you are okay! I couldn’t help but giggle when you stated the worst part of it though… that is totally what I would be thinking LOL.
Post # 8
Yikes! I’m glad you are ok!
Get some Advil in you and ice, you don’t want to be too sore tomorrow!
Too funny about what was in the mail box though!
Post # 9
@KatNYC2011: I actually am very sore and I think I sprained my back. Moving is quite painful.
But yeah, I was like devastated when I got the mail. Clearly I need to re-evaluate my priorities!
Post # 10
I’m laughing only because I went through a stage where this was all too common for me during highschool. I used to faint about once a month because I had exrtremely low blood pressure. There is nothing like coming to and seeing a whole bunch of worried faces staring at you…or even better waking up to a bashed head or bleeding nose on your bathroom floor. Fun!
All jokes aside, I hope you are feeling better 🙂
Post # 11
If it makes you feel any better, I almost did the exact same thing!
Last week I fell on the wood floor in our condo while wearing socks and banged myself up pretty bad and starting to feel light-headed. Luckily, I’ve known that I’m a fainter since I was about 6 so I knew the signs and immediately laid down on the couch before I passed out. Welcome to the vasovagal syncope
Post # 12
@LucyMegs140: I had it happen when I was 9 years old, but I didn’t realize it was the same thing and so didn’t recognize the symptoms. Obviously I will know going forward!
Post # 13
@MissKatelyn: Take care of your back! And if the pain starts going down your legs, go see a doctor for it. Hope you are feeling better soon.
And an ice pack is for sure your friend.
Post # 14
Holy shit! Glad you’re okay!
Post # 15
I’m glad you’re okay! LOL about the RSVP. That sucks!!! 😛