Tuesday, 10 January 2012
I went ice skating with my mom and the foreign exchange students she mentors. After about an hour, we headed over to the nearby mall to eat. While waiting in line, I started feeling queasy and lightheaded. By the time my food was ready, I just grabbed my water and collapsed on the floor. When I tried to stand up and walk to the bathroom, my vision clouded over and I began heaving. I made it to the bathroom and started regaining my sight. A nearby woman asked if someone was with me. Then my vision clouded over again, and everyone's voices sounded far off and muffled. I collapsed again, apparently on top of another woman.
I couldn't control anything, I was just trying to stay conscious. I waited on the floor for a bit until I could stand. I could see in the mirror how pale I was, and my skin was soaking wet. After a few minutes I walked back into the food court. I felt fine, but still not up to eating.
It was a really scary ordeal, and I can't find a cause. This is the second time it has happened since I came home. I ate, although I might have been dehydrated. I've also experienced a few splitting frontal headaches that left me nautious and crying while at school.
My mom is insisting I go to the doctor.I'm worried they are linked to my accident last summer, where the doctors were stumped that I didn't seem to have any brain damage. It's not fun, and not something I want to worry about.
Hopefully the new year isn't full of incidents like this that bring me back to a night I refuse to remember.
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