CAGcast #205: Steve Job
Posted 20 July 2010 - 04:29 PM
I too have a history of passing out at inopportune moments. I passed out mid-way through my first tattoo. My tattooist handled it very gracefully. Told me it's not that uncommon, and he's seen huge biker dudes with testosterone dripping from every pore pass out a the first touch of the needle.
I have also scared the living bejeesus out of a poor nurse once. I'd had surgery on my toes, and had to go in to the doctor's to get the dressings changed every few days. One time, I made the mistake of watching the nurse do it, and promptly passed out. I came to as she was coming back into the room, ashen-faced, having run to get help because she thought she'd killed me.
It's a weird-ass feeling. It's a completely autonomic response - I can be calm as you like, not worried or in pain, but my brain decides that it's seen/felt something that it doesn't like, and it just checks out.