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Thursday, September 03, 2009

In The Midst Of Life...

Each day how close are we unknowingly to our demise. Usually just a case of being in the wrong place at the wrong time?

Today, that was not the reason but it was a little frightening.

I was doing a very small shop and called into a shop for some sweets(of all things)I was not eating anything but I suddenly had a coughing fit and no matter what I did I could not stop. Worst of all, I was unable in between coughing draw breath.

Tears were streaming down my face, I could not speak either. Shop assistants nearby just looked...One customer came to my aid and at least asked if I was ok...and stayed with me and I eventually managed to get some air into my lungs and it took some doing.

So unexpected and scary but at least I am ok again...what a relief. And it is not always the big disasters and accidents that take us out!


Anonymous Northstar said...

That incident must have frightened you for a few minutes, Gildy. It's comforting that a customer came to your aid, if not the shop assistants. :(

I hope all is well in your home. :)

5 September 2009 at 22:50  
Blogger Span Ows said...

A lesson in that gildy...expect to have an audience if you croak in public!

"he didn't seem too bad"

"I thought he'd get over it"

"when it happened to me I coughed it up no trouble"

"when he went blue I tought he was cold"


7 September 2009 at 21:35  
Blogger The Great Gildersleeve said...

So true Span :-) It really did take some work getting air and it sounded that way too. I wonder how long it really was and how near I was to collapsing?

I was not timing myself...was it a spasm? Who knows!

7 September 2009 at 23:57  
Blogger Span Ows said...

Just be careful...and no gobstoppers!

9 September 2009 at 15:50  

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