remember standing up to get a
fresh soda from
the fridge. And
the very last
thing I remember is being on
the floor with
someone slapping my face.
The next thing
I knew, I was
into our truck to
EVERETT COLLECTION, INC.
speed to the hospital.
My mind slowly cleared and I asked what was
happening. “You had a bad reaction to the medicine! I thought I killed you!” said my husband.
When we arrived, I expected to see a helicopter
fired up and ready to go. Instead I was whooshed
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into the E.R. and the nurse took my vital signs.
After a two-hour wait, we had a diagnosis: I had
fainted. I couldn’t help but laugh. Then the doctor
and two nurses joined in. Before we left, the doctor strongly recommended that the next shot be
given either in the E.R. or in our doctor’s office.
We opted for the doctor’s office. It went fine, by
It was several weeks before my husband could
even smile about it. After 25 years, he has finally
given me permission to record the story on paper.
After all this time, my abilities have declined, but
I don’t know where I would be without those
Mary Kathleen Hall lives in West
Virginia with her husband. She is
the author of many articles and
stories, and most recently she
published a book for children,
Marland’s Mysterious Mazes.