Dodging a bullet, a reminder to hydrate, and gratitude

It has been hot here, and we’ve been outside and sweating a lot. Apparently I didn’t drink enough water AND electrolytes. I’m so conscious of drinking lots of water, but didn’t pay attention to electrolytes. And I always thought dehydration would be obvious in being thirsty. I had a hard-learned lesson in the middle of the night Wednesday when I woke up with leg cramps (a symptom of dehydration), and when jumping up to walk it off, passed out (another symptom when getting up fast). I happened to fall and slide down the stairs head first. JS handled it amazing well, considering I ended up at the bottom of the stairs, head bleeding, and unresponsive. We ended up going to ER instead of our family doctor, while driving down to our appointment the next morning. In the end, a potential disaster averted. I have staples in my head, and quite the bruises, but nothing broken, and CAT scans showed no scary problems. The followup with our family doctor supported the diagnosis, and he warned me to take it easy. So I am. I guess this is a life lesson. And, when I regained consciousness at the bottom of the stairs, and saw JS’ face telling me what happened, and telling me earnestly that it will be OK, I truly believed him. And trusted, as I had hoped I would always trust, in my future husband. Won’t have long to wait now!

I may be a little bruised, but will be so excited to share our union with you! And yes, I’ll be on the dance floor. Doc says no break dancing, though.


2 thoughts on “Dodging a bullet, a reminder to hydrate, and gratitude

  1. OMG too! What a scary story Rob! That is awful.
    Glad you didn’t break any bones!
    Sending angels and faeries to keep you both safe!
    Heal and avoid stress – it will all flow as its supposed to be and it will be amazing!
    Can’t wait for the weekend. Hugs and love, Rosario y Razberry

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.