So I keep having these fainting spells. I figured with all the stress I’ve been under that maybe that was playing a role in it, but at least once or twice a week I am fainting or coming close to blacking out. It’s bad enough I do things without remembering them I don’t need more on my plate!
I have pretty low blood pressure, I always have, I think my normal is about 90/60 (I think that’s low anyway). I never had it go too low except when I get my epidural with Katie and it went to 60/40 before they gave the epi. Anyway, the point is I didn’t really ever have fainting issues before. I fainted once when I was pregnant with my son in 2005 but I think that was because I was in school and waited too long to eat. The last month or so though I have on at least a weekly basis fainted. I don’t know that “fainted” is a correct term for it because I don’t lose consciousness or anything.. I start by my heart racing, then my chest gets tights, then I see black spots everywhere, feel sick and clamy and then I feel like my legs are falling asleep, like they are numb and tingly. I had a chair I was next to catch me one time and another time my husband caught me before I hit the floor.
This is even more why I am glad to have Bear. If something ever happened to me I would have Bear there to get help. I guess I should work with him on where to go or what to do. But at any rate, I think I should probably call and get an appointment and see what’s going on. I don’t think it is a lack of eating because I usually can’t remember if I have eaten that day or not. I swear sometimes I think I need an in home care nurse here with me to make sure I eat and take my medicine! Well I can teach Bear to bring my meds. It is supposed to be as needed but I need it every night.. lol.
Well, I leave for NYC tomorrow and I won’t have my laptop with me.. 😦 I need to leave it here for mom.