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Syncope

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For those keeping score, I can now add fainting to the list of health bullshit piling up around here as I adjust to life without a thyroid.

I actually have a lifelong history of fainting from some undetermined underlying cause, and then being fine afterward, but it’s been a while and this time my husband says I was turning blue. So that seems bad. And I can almost always track what (admittedly nonsensical) factor led to the fainting, but this time it happened after nearly no provocation.

Ten minutes, tops, kneeling down to pull some weeds. Felt weird, so I stopped. (I honestly am making a very real effort not to push myself and to be mindful of my current limits.) Went up to the porch to sit down. Next thing I know, my husband is in my face urgently instructing me to breathe and I guess it’s been about five minutes. He’d called an ambulance.

The rest of my Saturday sucked.

2 thoughts on “Syncope

  1. That’s miserable and I’m guessing it doesn’t look all that artistic. Hope the doc can help soon.

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