Tuesday, February 27, 2007
Back Home...in TAMPA!
Yes, I was supposed to be back from Vegas on Tuesday of last week the 20th, but unfortunately had to extend my stay in Vegas due to some not so good reasons. On Monday, upon leaving Vegas, about an hour before the flight I passed out at the gate and was rushed to the ER at Desert Springs Hospital in Vegas(just off the strip). It seems my ticker was beating so fast at 190 bpm, that it caused me to go into hypo tension and pass out. Well, I discovered that a mix of Hypertension, Stress, Caffeine, Alcohol and Dehydration can cause Atrial Fibrillation - my heart was firing all over the place. Not a good thing. After a few days in the hospital and many tests, I found out I have an extremely healthy heart, but one that doesn't take so kindly to 24 hour alcohol, coffee, red bull, lack of water, and little sleep. Very scary situation, especially being away from home. With some good friends stayin behind(who would refuse to stay behind in Vegas to watch over an ill friend..LOL), I was finally able to fly back home...to TAMPA. And I missed it!! Kudos to Southwest Airlines who offered free flights for friends and family to be with me, and get me back home to Tampa, they are AMAZING! I'm looking forward to get out to the Strawberry Festival and Gasparilla Arts Festival this weekend.