Photo by PoPville flickr user Matt Calvert
I fainted yesterday morning while riding the green line towards Gallery Place/Chinatown on the way to a doctor’s appointment. I was standing reading my book when I suddenly got very lightheaded and lost consciousness (possibly from motion sickness?). The next thing I know I woke up on the floor of the train with many people around trying to help me. I was probably only out for a few seconds. One person had already gotten on the call box to tell the train operator. Someone gave me their seat. Someone else picked up my book that had dropped. The whole situation was very disorienting; I’ve never fainted before.
I just wanted to send a big thank you out to all of the people on the train who came to my aid. Especially the woman who gave me her “terrible” (her word, not mine) Belvita cookies to eat in case my blood sugar was low. They hit the spot : ). Thankfully I was able to walk off the train and catch a cab to my appointment without having to offload the train. It must have been frightening for the other passengers on the train. So in case there were any PoPville readers riding that same car, just wanted to say that I’m OK and grateful for your kindness.”