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Weird/Odd action or outcome out of a serious situation?

Asked by JG0207 (133 points ) 2 months ago

What do you recall being the weirdest/oddest thing to happen to you during a serious time. Basically a very serious time where you have done something out of the ordinary or your body has done something it usually does not do in a time like this.

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Mariah's avatar

If I understand your question correctly, this story should be applicable. I was very sick and I was receiving IV nutrition. My doctor had recently decided to reduce it down so that I was only receiving the nutrition at night and could be unhooked from it during the day. A nurse had warned me that, when going off the nutrition during the day, I might experience an unsafe drop in blood sugar, and that if I felt light-headed, I should drink some orange juice.

I remember sitting in my bed, reading or something, and starting to feel very weird. It was sudden and by the time I was aware of it I was almost completely helpless and unable to act. I remember just barely wheezing out the words “orange juice” before everything went black. Next thing I knew I was waking up in a sputtering panic.

Here’s the thing though, I have no idea if that actually happened or if I dreamt it. Nobody was around to witness it, I could have just as easily been waking up from a nap rather than some kind of medical crisis. No clue whatsoever. It bugs me a little bit to this day.

JG0207's avatar

That is a very interesting story. Thank you for sharing.

It seems as though when you blacked out, you fell right to sleep. Or maybe not, I could be wrong. But that’s the mystery in it. I also know dreams can feel VERY, realistic at times.

rockfan's avatar

My situation wasn’t serious at all, but a stray dog that looked really sick came onto my front yard, and it had a collar with an owners name on it. I tried to get the dog on the leash, but he ran the other way, so I chased him down two or three blocks. A van pulled next to me, the doors opened, and the dog jumped right in. Turned out the family had been looking for the dog for a few weeks, and today had been their latest attempt to find him. The dog had travelled three miles to my neighborhood

DrasticDreamer's avatar

For some reason…

I started laughing hysterically (but thankfully quietly) at my grandma’s funeral with my best friend and sister. We felt horrible, awkward, stupid, and can’t even remember what, if anything, triggered us. We were all looking down at the time during a prayer (maybe that’s why, because none of us are religious and neither was my grandma) but our bodies were visibly moving from laughing so hard. I’m not sure if anyone actually realized we were laughing, but to this day I hope they thought we were crying.

Dan_Lyons's avatar

I would imagine that you were moved by your grandmother to break into laughter @DrasticDreamer

RocketGuy's avatar

There is a psychological explanation for that. Something about strong emotions causing incorrect output. My friend did that – started laughing during the saddest part of The Color Purple.

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