mind on propane

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Today is Sunday.
I am a country girl who is working/living in the Navajo Nation; but propane use is new to me.
There is a propane tank which supplies energy for heat, hot water and cooking.
It seems that I was to intuit reading gauges before the tank was empty. The gauges are rather highly placed on the tank for my short body. In spite of my college education, I do not understand the gauges or theirmeaning.
Hence the tank ran empty and unknowningly, I have experienced 3 days/nights of propane exposure.
My symptoms: dizziness, word-finding issues, motor-planning issues, sleepiness and general 'not-wellness'.
As usual, I ignored the symptoms and therefore did not make a connection between propane and my state of being.
So when my brain finally made the connection, I was carried to the hospital by ambulance. At the hospital, I was cared for and released.
Propane tank will be filled on Monday.
Meanwhile all of the windows are opened so the residual propane exits. I have fans blowing residual propane away from the bedroom.
The wind blows severely into the rooms so that everything in the room roams... I guess I will have to clean up tomorrow when I can close the windows.

Then there is the issue of taking cold baths.... OH, the luxury to which I have been accustom!!!

Meanwhile, I am not wanting to exercise outdoors as the wind is fierce or indoors as I don't want to inhale residual propane. But my diet is good. My water intake has always been good... but it is even a zillion times better as I think the water will help flush out the toxins....

My clothes are baggier and the fit is better with other outfits. My skin looks better. Didn't expect that one.

So having had the discomfort of toxins, I am even more determined to be healthier!!! I have journaled and found new excitement for the path to a healthier me... blessings ya'll
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    Gosh! Thank goodness you are okay! Interesting how something that makes you that sick (and is that scary) has given you new excitement.
    Go girl! :)
    4364 days ago
    When I saw the title of your blog, I thought of Hank Hill - LOL! Didn't expect to read how ill you were - do take care! So glad to hear you've come through this safely; you are learning to understand the gauges now? And a step stool so you can see it properly? (Perhaps the court jester should be on her hands and knees acting as a step up for you) I think I'd be outside, wind or no wind.

    My skin too has cleared up tremendously; it's a great side effect!

    Have a better day today - Cyndy
    4364 days ago
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