Not really sure what happened yesterday but everything seems alright now. Normally I shower but for some reason I thought I would relax in a nice hot bath. Well whilst in the bath I noticed that the tile grouting was in need of a tidy up so afterwards I spent some time with a tooth brush and some domestos and scrubbed until away until the job was finished. I then went downstairs and sat on the couch feeling shattered and very very tired. My Mother phoned and I was barely able to finish the conversation through tiredness. The next thing I knew was I was waking up still sat in the same position but something wasn't right, I felt very confused and my heart was pounding in the back of my head, I was unable to wake fully from this sleep and felt extremely weak. I knew that if I tried to stand I would almost definitely fall over. Luckily the phone was still next to me so I tried to phone my wife at work but her auto voice cut in and said she was at a meeting. I was feeling like I could pass out at any second so my next phone call was 999.
The lady on the end of the phone was asking lots of simple questions which I was really struggling to answer and I had to really concentrate to maintain control. My heart was still pounding in my head and I was sure I was going to black out. Next thing the lady was saying she had someone on the way.
At this point I realised that all the doors were locked so the nice lady said to try and get to the door while she was still on the phone so I hung to the furniture and walls and unlocked the front door and got back to the couch. I was starting to feel slightly better now and the pounding in my head was better but I had a hot feeling all round the back of my head.
At this point a paramedic arrived and quickly connected up and carried out an ECG, tested my oxygen levels, checked my temperature and blood sugar levels. By now I was feeling a lot better and all the tests showed nothing untoward. After questioning me and asking what I had done leading up to the episode the fast response paramedic came to the conclusion that the hot bath had probably triggered something and caused a lowering of my blood pressure. She said that I probably didn't need to go to hospital but gave me the option. I declined the offer but she asked me to go and see my GP and waited while I phoned there and then. My GP said to come down straight away and at this time my wife arrived home and was able take me.
Once there my GP was brilliant and even phoned a consultant at the hospital to ask whether I should be sent in for observation overnight. Luckily they decided to have me in for some tests probably next week unless I experienced the same again in which case I was to go straight to hospital.
Well here I am feeling normal for me and wondering what the heck happened, maybe it was the hot bath or the fumes from the domestos whilst cleaning the tiling, I may probably never know but I'm sticking to showering from now on and someone else will be doing the bathroom cleaning me thinks.
Life's not all that plain sailing is it healthunlockeders but it would be boring if it was wouldn't it.