I'm usually never happy to leave Miami. But this time I’m excited to come back to Norway. I do feel like I am missing out on a lot of things by leaving Norway in July month. I do miss everyone back home now, so I’m super excited to go back. In my opinion, it is disgusting warm and humid in Florida now. I don’t understand people who plan their vacation here in July. If it wasn't for work I wound never decide to spend time here now. With that being said I had a great experience with Swim Week. And leaving filled with impressions and positive thoughts.
I got some bad luck with my health the last few days. Because of struggling with a virus for a while I have been drinking a ton of water during the intake of antibiotics because the doctor told me to drink a lot of fluids. I honestly never heard of water poisoning before. The whole experience was pretty scary and dramatic, even tho if it just seems a bit odd to get poisoned from water.
I felt like I was gonna blackout, my entire body was shaking and could bearly stand on my own feet when the ambulance picked me up. I was really scared, especially since I was all alone. When I got to the hospital I got good taken care of. They figured out that I had water intoxication. This occurs when the amount of salt and other electrolytes in your body become too diluted. Hyponatremia is a condition in which sodium (salt) levels become dangerously low. My electrolytes dropped too low too quickly. This can cause brain damage and in the worst case death.
Thank god I took action and asked for help. I honestly felt ashamed to reach out at first, but extremely glad I did. Remember, no one knows your body better then you do. When you feel something is not how it should be, never be ashamed to ask for help before its too late.
For anyone visiting the USA, my best advice to you; Always make sure you have your health insurance on track. If something happens to you during your stay, and you don’t have one you could end up spending your entire bank account on medicines and doctor visits. Unfortunately It is not the same kind of health care system as we have in Norway.
I'm feeling much better now and am excited to go back home. Hope you have a good start of your week.
Stay hydrated guys, but everything in modiration ;-) Lesson learned!
Best, Eline S
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