It all started with Life Savers.
Did you know that if you crunch the wintergreen flavored Life Savers in your mouth really hard and fast it creates sparks? It's true! It can also create broken teeth. I found this out as I demonstrated how to create sparks last Friday.
I broke a molar. The molar was for the most part dead and in need of dental assistance 2 years ago.. but I put it off. The tooth was already brittle. Luckily it didn't hurt much. It was just rather shocking.
I made a dentist appointment for today to have it fixed.
Yesterday I received a call from my Grandpa, he was going to be in town for a visit. I hadn't seen him in years! I was excited. He took Taylor and I out to dinner. As we were deciding on which pasta platter to get I somehow bumped my elbow on the corner of the booth.
It was painful, but I bump into things a lot... suddenly my vision started to go, and things were turning dark. I told Taylor, "I think I'm gonna black out" And I put my head on his shoulder.
Next thing I knew I was on a train or rather.. I was the train. In a black tunnel, there were colors all around me. They were glowing, like a glow in the dark kaleidoscope. I was going really fast, I heard tons of voices all around me. Suddenly the kaleidoscope started to fall to pieces and I was looking up at Taylor, and a big bunch of people. (Taylor says there was only one other person, but I swear there were at least ten) I woke up to severe pain in my head, I've never felt such a pain.
Taylor said that as I blacked out onto his shoulder I started to slide off the table and I hit the back of my head very very hard against the wall. It was hard enough to get other people's attention in the restaurant.
After a few minutes I stopped asking where I was and what happened, (I didn't even remember I hit my elbow.) I drank water and ate pasta.. but I don't fully remember much else.
I slept for the rest of the day I think. Like I said.. I don't remember much. Taylor came home late and told me some bad news.
He would have to go out of town for a few days. I started to cry. I hate being alone, and I haven't had to spend the night alone.. in almost forever! I cried because my head hurt, I cried because my brain wasn't feeling normal, and I was feeling oh so nauseous.
Taylor asked me what he could do for me to make things better. I told him I wanted a cheeseburger, and fries. But not from Mcdonalds a good cheeseburger. So Taylor searched for a hamburger joint that was open after midnight.
He managed to get a few pictures of me in my loopy state.
He laughed a little at the things I said and the way I acted.
I'm glad he took some pictures.. I was out of it.
I'm laughing as I post these. Poor Rachael.
So Taylor took me to get a hamburger at 12 am. I normally have a problem eating meat. (I used to be vegetarian.) But last night all I wanted was a burger and fries. The burger was huge and I surprised everyone including myself when I ate the whole thing.
(Sorry for the poor picture quality, they were taken with my phone)
I don't remember much from yesterday, but I do know that burger was the best I've ever had.
I went home and I slept and slept and woke up to Taylor saying goodbye for a few days. I feel much better today, my brain no longer feels broken. I lay in bed thinking.. "I don't have to get up, I don't have to shower or wear cute clothes. I don't even have to do my hair, no one is going to even see me." I thought about it for a whole second. Then I got up and took a shower and did my hair and put on a cute dress.
Because I won't be alone..
I still have to live with myself.