Writespiration #83 Blackout

I have a habit of blacking out. ..
Something to do with low blood sugar…
It is scary but can be kinda humorous too, in a strange way!
Take this one time. .. dancing in a club. I was hot so went for a drink… I opened my eyes and I was lying on a pile of our jackets that had been helpfully left in a fire exit! Huh?! Thing is, none of my friends had realised.
Another time, in the great US of A. A group of us from my university course were in Washington on an exchange visit. We had been invited to a drama production, and in the interval standing in the foyer, I felt a familiar cold sweat and the next thing I know I was on the floor, in a rather snug halterneck dress might I add, my tutor had my head in her lap, calling to me “Tindi, get up, Tindi!” My first name, Ratinder … lovingly shortened! Then there was this almighty shriek from a worried US native “Oh My God!  Call 911! Call 911!”  No, 911 weren’t called, not necessary!
We visited The White House and I posed for a pretend faint picture outside there too, for posterity!
Another time, in a bar, this time, I knew what was coming… I said to my best friend that I felt a bit funny… she turned around to see if I was ok. I wasn’t there. I was on the floor again… it was the height of summer but for some unknown reason another friend of mine family  had a great big bomber jacket with her. I awoke to that as my pillow and a rather dippy lad checking my pulse… on the wrong side of my wrist!!! Such a medical whizz! My best mate has a brother who is a top cardiologist and works in the NHS herself…she rolled her eyes and told this guy to disappear, just as my Hubby Dearest arrived to whisk me home, like my knight in shining armour!

So see, I’m no stranger to the odd blackout… I just make sure I always have something sweet in my bag… just in case!

In response to Sacha Black’s prompt for Writespiration.

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  2. Barb Knowles
    Mar 21, 2016 @ 12:43:52

    Yikes!

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  3. Sacha Black
    Mar 21, 2016 @ 00:02:12

    bloody hell…. how have you made it out unscathed?! thank you so much for joining in. The dippy lad made me laugh out loud. Hope you’re intending on bringing extra sugar supplies to the bash! :p

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  4. Fourth Generation Farmgirl
    Mar 20, 2016 @ 18:41:18

    Glad you’re okay and feeling better. 🙂

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  5. syl65
    Mar 20, 2016 @ 17:00:34

    That’s amazing! I’m glad you weren’t harmed in any way!

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  6. Judy Martin
    Mar 20, 2016 @ 13:19:03

    That must be pretty scary Sis, but it is good that you can recognise the signs now.!

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  7. Erika Kind
    Mar 20, 2016 @ 11:37:01

    I know that too from my teen years. This dizzy feeling crawling up, black spots appearing, breathing gets heavy….But I think you notice well meanwhile when it starts again and act accordingly. These days I have to deal with high blood pressure and only find me in that state again when the pills kick in too well… lol

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  8. Rajiv
    Mar 20, 2016 @ 08:03:48

    Low blood sugar is good… You can indulge!

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  9. Dorinda Duclos
    Mar 20, 2016 @ 03:01:09

    I have orthostatic hypotension, so I can totally relate to waking on the floor!! I’m glad you’re able to recognize the signs, and that you’re ok. LBS is so annoying lol By the way, LOVE Tindi!!! 🙂

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  10. DamnFabDesi
    Mar 20, 2016 @ 02:52:07

    Uff that’s scarey and not v pleasant but glad you can tell when it’s about to happen and take precautions! Xx

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    • Ritu
      Mar 20, 2016 @ 09:59:30

      Yup, I’m grown up now… I can feel it about to happen! It can be scary though… And the Drs aren’t very helpful about it either!

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  11. ellenbest24
    Mar 20, 2016 @ 00:21:17

    Your post reminds me of being pregnant, the baby would move cut off the blood and down i’d drop. One day it happened in the chemists, my two yr old son while wandering in his dangling reins, picked up perfume samples and sqirted … them all. Once roused they told me Paul said “Mummy sleeps i make her smell nice” i stank for days. Great post Ritu.

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  12. ghostmmnc
    Mar 19, 2016 @ 23:34:28

    Oh, glad you had people to look out for you when you blacked out! I know the feeling well, as I have low blood sugar, and have come close to it. It can come on in a hurry, that’s for sure. Definitely have something sweet with you at all times! At least we know what the problem is when we feel it happening. Take care!

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    • Ritu
      Mar 19, 2016 @ 23:40:19

      Thank you!
      I think I was generally lucky, and yes, getting older, I am definitely able to read the signs so I can go and sit down, or get my head down, before disappearing in to the black hole of blackouts!

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