burpees in the gym - in the days when I was much more mobile! I actually did that several times before deciding that maybe burpees weren't a good idea for me...
|I'll give you one for a potsie - you're treated like a celebrity at the gym ever after, especially if you can faint more than once.|
- Hypovolemia (low blood volume) and conditions which cause this, e.g. dehydration
- Problems with levels of norepinephrine (a hormone/neurotransmitter)
- Viral disease
- Deconditioning and/or chronic fatigue
- Genetic tendency
- Weak blood vessels (a BIG problem in EDS!), because if the walls of your blood vessels aren't strong enough to cope with blood pressure then your heart has to work harder (faster) to compensate.
|Courtesy of Stickman Communications.|
|Something I have in common with royalty - I, too, have left Papworth Hospital.|
|"Hello? Yep, I've got a patient in a wheelchair...no, not a wheely office chair..."|
|This is perfect! Credit to Stickman Communications (again).|
After things had settled down, I was still standing, and they hadn't let me down. My feet were beginning to hurt. I was putting far more weight down through my legs than I had anticipated, and they whispered that I needed to stay there for another thirty minutes or so. THIRTY! I did my best but well before thirty minutes were up I needed to stop the test. I was just in too much pain and I knew that it was beginning to affect my heart rate because I was blacking out and feeling sick. They told me that unfortunately the results wouldn't be valid ('we couldn't find anything') as we hadn't waited the whole time, but I'm not sure this is true. They gave me a copy of the results, which of course I looked through, and I saw quite a lot going on in the old ticker. I suppose I shall have to wait and see what my consultant says.
|Some of the fun in my results.|
|This one's described as 'Nurse Holding Breakfast Tray With Patient Lying On Royalty Free Stock Images' - which doesn't sound very comfortable...|
|This came up when I searched for fresh air, and who doesn't love Happy Feet?|