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Well That Was Stupid

Friday, August 24, 2018

Okay, I know I'm not supposed to call myself stupid so I won't call myself that, but what I did was so completely stupid it's ridiculous.

I have to start a couple of weeks ago, so bear with me in this story. At that time I had some dental work done and it left me with some tooth sensitivity. Enough that I've been taking lukewarm water with me to the gym as the water bottle fillers there are too cold for my tooth to handle.

This morning everything that could go wrong did as I was trying to get out of the house in time for my first class at the rec. center. Just as I was finally ready to fill my water bottle and head out the door the lens popped out of my sunglasses. Of course it was a struggle to get it back in so I was frustrated and late and forgot to fill my water bottle.

I get to the rec. center late and head into the weight room to hurry and do some lifting before going to an extended Pilaties class. The class was PACKED. Apparently since school has started everyone is ready to get back to the gym. So it's a struggle to find a place and two new ladies are there who don't know what to do, so I help them get the right size ball, show then how to place it on a riser to keep it from rolling away, getting them a mat and just try to help them out a bit and feel comfortable. There's no time to go into the restroom to put warm water in my bottle. I finish the class, get stalled by the new ladies who have some questions and by others who just want to visit so again, I forget to fill my water. But being who I am, (see I'm still not calling myself stupid, but seriously?!), I go ahead and go to the treadmill and put in a little over four miles before heading to the pool.

Fortunately all the lanes were in use so I decided to skip my swimming practice as well as showering there since the locker room is full too. Here's why I say fortunately,

As I'm driving home I start seeing weird zigzagging rainbow prism things. I think it's because I have a squashed bug on my windshield and turn on the wipers to clean the glass. Didn't work. So then I think, well my sunglasses were messed up this morning so that must be the problem. I switch out to my regular glasses. The prisms are getting worse and now I'm thinking something is seriously wrong and wondering if I can actually drive myself home. Or if I should turn around and go get help.

I make it home but the vision problems seem to be getting worse. Now I'm wondering if I'm having a stroke or something really serious. Then it hits me, I sweat like crazy when working out and I drank very little water. So I start consuming water and more water and even more water. Then being the super smart (NOT) person I am I decide I better shower and change out of my workout clothes so if I have to go to urgent care I won't be all stinky. HOW much sense does THAT make? Really at this point, I'm convinced I have no sense!

After drinking (and showering) what seems like gallons of water the "rainbow prisms" stop. But I decide to call my eye doctor and go get checked out. See it's not ALL stupidity.
She does a through exam and tells me I had an Optic Migraine most likely caused by you guessed it, dehydration.

To finish this very long and stupid story, DRINK YOUR WATER. DRINK YOUR WATER. DRINK YOUR WATER. Sheesh. Just drink your water. It's important in more ways than you can imagine.
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  • AQUAGIRL08
    I'm relieved you are okay. How scary for you! I agree that we need to drink lots of water when working out. At least you now know what caused the problem. I think getting yourself checked out was a very smart move on your part.
    475 days ago
  • KOFFEENUT
    For what it's worth, you're smarter than I am! I did a workout, was in a rush to meet a friend so didn't drink any water. We were sitting out in the sun on the patio at the restaurant, and I was halfway through my margarita when I passed out. What did the paramedics say? Dehydration. Last time I'm making THAT mistake!

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    476 days ago
  • NILLAPEPSI
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    Yep, drink up!
    476 days ago
  • WARRIORSUE
    Oh my! My husband and I both get optical migraines, how about interesting that it can be related to dehydration!!!! I’m glad you’re okay!
    477 days ago
  • DAIZYSTARLITE
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  • GRANNY2SK1
    Good luck to you; glad all is ok.
    477 days ago
  • 1SUZIQ11
    Glad it wasnt something much worse!! Now go DRINK SOME WATER!! lol
    477 days ago
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