I’m “live-blogging” my spontaneous road trip to Las Vegas.
I collapsed after stepping out of my car. What an odd occurrence…
We hit heavy traffic due to roadwork outside of Victorville and sat for a good 45-minutes. Because of the last-minute nature of the trip, my car was not fully charged (we left with about a 60% charge).
The Tesla navi automatically factors in charging stops and selected Yermo, California, an unincorporated community in the Mojave Desert in San Bernardino County 13 miles east of Barstow on Interstate 15.
So we pulled into the lot and I plugged in the car. I only needed about 15 minutes of charge to make to Las Vegas (nearly empty), but I decided to fill the car to 100% because I needed a nap. Augustine had fallen asleep many miles back.
I plugged in the car and fell asleep in the front seat.
About 45-minutes later I woke up, with the car almost fully charged. My legs were tingling, but I put pressure on them and they seemed okay.
I stepped outside of the car, took two steps just fine, and then promptly collapsed on the ground. My legs just totally gave out.
I’m no doctor, but I have to imagine the collapse was because my legs were “asleep” due their position or pressure while I slept in the driver’s seat. But why was I able to take two steps just fine? Why was I able to get up right away and walk normally like nothing happened?
So strange. The entire lot was empty, so if it was more serious there was no one around to help.
Thankfully, I’m okay and we are on our way again…
Have you ever collapsed like that?