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What Hit Me??

I got up early Sunday and felt like I had the chills, so I went back to bed and covered up.  The feeling did not get a lot better, and I took my morning pills a little late, and then I felt worse.

While trying to make it to the gentlemen’s lounge, I went down!

I hit the floor and was out for a few seconds.

After recovering for ten minutes, I was up again, took two steps, and again went down, hitting my head with another thud!  The wall was now dented!

No more standing, I crawled into Robin’s Nest!!

By 11:00 am, Mary called 911, and they were here in four minutes!  It turns out the paramedics are one and a half blocks away!

Dang, Mary was right.  I hit the wall with my head on the way down!

They checked me out, and the vitals were within range, but the BP was low!  Low?  It has been high for months!  They recommended I get out from under the covers and wear a jacket as my temperature was elevated.   They waived off the ambulance and went back to the station.

Mary put me on the reclining lounge chair in the TV/Living room, and my BP was dropping more and more.  Robin came over, and when it hit 90/45, they put me in the car and off to St. Joseph’s Hospital in Orange.  We got there after dark, and I was taken in almost immediately.

They gave me a CT Scan to check for skull damage since I hit the floor; they did x-rays and took a little over 5.65 gallons of blood!

Hello there!

I ended up being admitted.  The girls stayed with me until midnight, ensuring I got into a room and all was well.

What a day!

About Paul

Just an old retired guy trying to finish out my last years on this planet. I lost my best friend and wife in early 2020. I was blessed again by reconnecting with Dr. Mary Côté, a long-time friend. Mary and I got married July 28th, 2021, and are enjoying life together and plan to spend the rest of our lives being a blessing to our friends and family.
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