Saturday, March 15, 2014

Accident

MsTioga runs off the Interstate
On Saturday, March 15th, close to noon, MsTioga and I were driving on Interstate #5, a bit south of Bakersfield, California. Suddenly we were in a field to the right of the Interstate. I had no clue how I had arrived stopped in that field!

I saw a man running up the shoulder of the Interstate. He climbed over the field's fence and came to my aid where I was sitting in MsTioga's driver's seat. To his questions, I told him that I was OK, just a bit dizzy. "What happened to me?", I asked.

The man told me that he had been following me. Suddenly, MsTioga began fishtailing, then headed off the Interstate to the field where she was now sitting.

Ambulance to the hospital
Soon an ambulance arrived, and put me into a gurney. Then carried me across the field to the Interstate and put me into the ambulance. We drove to the Emergency Room of San Joaquin Community Hospital in Bakersfield.

Soon it was discovered that I had an irregular heart beat. While the top half of my heart beat at about 60 beats/minute, the bottom chamber beat in the 30 beats/minute range. The doctor told me that the irregular heart beat likely caused me to pass out.

20 comments:

  1. Thank God you are okay, George! I've been writing about how you influenced my life in a positive way. Take care. Many, many folks love you!

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  2. Thank goodness you did not go into traffic or hit someone. Time to see a cardiologist!

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  3. Hope and pray for your speedy recovery

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  4. Glad to hear that you were not injured, hope that life will get back to normal soon. Thanks for letting us know. I was just asking about you.

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  5. So glad you're okay. How scary for you. We miss you George...keep us posted!

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  6. This is my first time commenting on your blog. I just started following it. Hope you feel well again soon.

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  7. Wow, that's scary! Glad you are ok.

    I sure do miss you George. I wish you would post more but I mostly just hope you're happy.

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  8. Oh My Gosh !! So glad your ok! Been thinking alot about you lately...Much Love and speedy recovery !

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  9. Take care George and speedy recovery. We all miss you.

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  10. How are you now? How is Ms Tioga?

    We surely miss you a lot around here.

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  11. Wow, scary, George! So glad you weren't hurt! Really do appreciate your letting us know about your accident. You are much loved and your presence in blogland is sorely missed. I'm hoping you will keep us posted. We need to know how you are......

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  12. We have been thinking of you. So glad you had someone there to help you. Take care.

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  13. Charlie and Annie 4/1/14, 9:30 AM

    We camped next to you 'way back when' at Two Medicine, Glacier NP, and have "been with you" ever since. You have taught us so much. Our wish is for your heart to be healed, your journey to continue.

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  14. Health and recovery are in order.

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  15. Ron and Terry here from Hitchitch wishing you speedy recovery. I put a notice on Hitchitch.com of your situation. All your old friends are pulling for you.

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  16. Wow, George, so glad you are okay, but so sorry to hear about the demise of Ms. Tioga. Take care of yourself......you have no idea, or maybe you do, how much you have meant to thousands of us who have chosen to become "vagabonders supreme" because of you. My wife and I are forever in your debt for inspiring us to begin living full time in our motorhome back in February of 2011.....every day we say how blessed we are to have discovered this life style through your blog.

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  17. Oh my gosh, I've been away from BLogger for awhile, but sorry to hear this.

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  18. Hi George. Thought that you had stopped blogging but have checked several times. Sorry to have read your news

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  19. I am oh so glad angels were there to rescue you. Life is goof!

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  20. Wow. Hope things turn out okay.

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