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Re: too vagal!

From: Rick
Date: 7/13/01
Time: 6:25:34 AM
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My funniest attack was as follows;

I was nineteen and I had gone to pick up my date at the roller rink. While she skating and talking to me she lost her balance and fell backwards catching herself with her arms extended behind her.

Later while on the date she was complaining of soreness in her one arm, so I recommended we go to the local hospital and get an xray. When the xrays were completed the doctor asked to show us the results. When we stood up to look at the xrays he started to indicate where the break had occurred and spoke of requiring a cast for the arm for the next six weeks. Well I started to passout and nobody saw it coming. I hit the cement floor with a thud. They immediately put me on a stretcher and had me stay in the hospital overnight for a concussion. My date then had to call her parents for a ride and they ended up visiting me.

Needless to say I was extremely embarrassed and still get a chuckle from my friends when I tell them the story.

Moral of the story: If you have VV and you're going to be a knight in shiny armor and resue the damsel in distress make sure you get the armour.

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