i made a lot of new friends today when i fainted in the mall.
a security guard, 2 policemen, 3 paramedics, a doctor, a cardiologist, 3 x-ray techs, a few nurses who kept asking me stupid questions like, "where does the pain rate on a scale of 1 to 10?", and a gang of "nice" ladies who gouged my flesh with needles.
i'm being completely serious when i say it was actually a fun day.
i got to ride a stretcher through sears, go in an ambulance for the very first time, meet some really sweet people, and just hang out with my husband [whom i have been married to for exactly seven months today] for several hours in between tests. we played traveling games, even though we weren't going anywhere.
lauren was a rockstar - she caught me when i passed out at the booster juice counter, got someone to call 911, called barclay, and hung onto my booster juice smoothie until i was conscious enough to drink it.
and barclay took the day off work to play traveling games in the hospital all day. so i kind of think he's absolutely the best ever also.
so i suppose the long and short of it is: i feel like crap, but look how happy i am!
happy as a clam in a hospital gown.
[those things are drafty and stupid.]
[also, later on in life, i will tell you about my roommate.]
i go back tomorrow for more. "yee," and also, "haw".