To get to work today, I had to take a rail replacement bus service, it took almost 2 hours to arrive, I’ll have to depart before 7am if I want to even attempt to arrive on time tomorrow. Today however, I was late, arrived 40 minutes into my shift, I didn’t say anything, just sat down, stamped in and got on with it.
About another 40 minutes into my shift I was asked if I’d be OK with someone listening in to my calls, one of the new trainees, he’s from a village 5 miles away from my town, he asked where I was from, I told him, he said “nice”, I told him it wasn’t. But since we were from the same borough he called us “Brothers in Arms”, he’s a decent person, initially he also commented on my Godzilla t-shirt, he said he was a fan, I didn’t think responding was the right thing to do at the time, I was his sensei and I tried to impart some knowledge onto him. Our time together only lasted around 30 minutes before his break, my quality assessment and then my break.
I didn’t pack a lunch due to having no yoghurts. So I left the building during my lunch period as usual, planning on maybe buying a sandwich until I realised I left my wallet back at my desk. I wasn’t overly hungry anyway and welcomed the opportunity to dodge some calories. I went back to work and then onto another break around an hour later.
During break I played Hearthstone again. Still stuck at rank 2, playing Quest Rogue now. Made some awkward eye contact with the transgender person, I just have a habit of turning my head whenever someone enters my peripheral vision, I should stop doing it. I overheard her conversation again, such an interesting person, all her housemates are transgender too and one of them is apparently insane and attacked a GP.
When posting on 4chan about the above observation, I began to feel faint, I was dizzy, I couldn’t focus, I couldn’t keep my head up straight, I kinda wanted to go to sleep but also throw up. I tried to walk it off by leaving the break room and heading back into the work area, not long after beginning my walk, I collapsed, it was along the desk where my manager sits. I don’t remember it, but after hitting the ground, I think I near immediately regained consciousness, though I was still dizzy and couldn’t see clearly, there was a green, blurry tint obscuring my vision. The new guy from about a month ago who I helped a little was the one to lift me up, he and my manager took me to a small room a few metres away. I sat down and tried to gather my bearings, my manager showed sympathy and asked some questions, such as if I was on any medication, I denied it at first but the next time I admitted the only new addition were antidepressants. I was asked if I wanted an ambulance, I declined, she got my 2 glasses of water, I eventually felt better, my head stopped spinning, my vision cleared, it was sudden, I just felt better. I think it was 5-10 minutes.
Another woman entered the room later and asked how I was, she seemed to understand my fainting, we agreed it was probably just because I hadn’t eaten anything during lunch. They both offered me food, repeatedly but I declined this also, I honestly just wasn’t hungry. I took 5 minutes to wash my face as I had sweated heavier than I ever had in recent memory. My manager also noted I became pale and my lips turned white.
A few people during the final hour of work asked if I was alright, I gave a lot of thumbs up. I felt stupid this one time though when I said I was fine when I thought someone was asking me how I was, he was just on the phone. Mumbled to myself a lot after that, even after leaving work.
Took a 90 minute bus back home. Felt a little car sick.
Told my family I fainted. They think I need to eat more.
Going to buy Iron tomorrow.
Wondering if Magnesium+Sertaline was a trick.