Thursday, October 05, 2006


Yesterday I about killed myself. It was really bad. I share my office with Becki. Beck is way fun. I really like her. However, she has a thing about overhead lighting. She doesn't allow it. So she has a floor lamp that she uses. But it is still dark on my side of the room. So I found a floor lamp in our storage room. It looked nice. In fact it was Darby's old lamp so I saved it from storage and took it too our office. I plugged it in and the light flickered. So thinking that the light bulb was bad I reached in to take the old one out.

Well Becki asked if I was doing okay over there. She got to about the end of okay and a pain I can't describe began. It was the strangest sensation I've ever had in my life. I could totally feel the electricity going through my body. It started in my fingertips and traveled up my arm and shoulder across my chest and stopped in my heart. I seriously thought I just might die. A little bit of pee even came out! Now I know what people mean when they say their heart hurts. I kept telling Beck my heart hurts and guess what she did. She laughed at me. LAUGHED!

So even though I about died the electric shocking must have done something for the lamp because it works now. So I spent the rest of the day having a pain in my chest and a metallic taste in my mouth but at least I could see to get my work done....




Yikes! So now do you just have to leave the light on forever so as to not risk another shock?

Julie said...

OMG!!! That's a crazy story!!!! I'm glad you're ok. Could you imagine...death by lamp? That would be horrible!!!