The quieter you become the more you can hear ~ Ram Dass

Monday, June 28, 2010

PSA - How not to accidentally kill yourself

Most people probably wouldn't admit to this but just in case someone else might be an idiot not think, I thought I'd tell because it could have had severe consequences.

The other night I woke up in the middle of the night and was hungry.  I decided to have a piece of hard candy (sugar free).  The next thing I knew I was waking up again.  All of a sudden, I felt with my tongue that a tooth was loose and was wiggling in my mouth.  I thought I must be dreaming because that was where the dentist took the tooth out a few months ago.  I reached into my mouth and sure enough there was something there stuck to the gum that felt like a tooth and I wiggled it.  Then I pulled and it came out.  I must have fell back asleep while I still had the candy in my mouth lol.  I could have choked to death.  How embarrassing would it have been on my autopsy for the coroner to write "died from choking on candy while sleeping" lol.  I bet that would have even made the TV ;-)

So, here's my PSA for the day.  When eating hard candy in the middle of the night at least sit up, you probably have less of a chance of falling back to sleep or not.    Have a good day. 


Cathryn said...

This reminds me of all the times I fell asleep with a wad of bubble gum in my mouth as a kid! *grins* Think about all the times we go to sleep with a throat lozenge or cough drop in our mouths...this actually makes sense. Thanks for the warning!

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Debbie said...

OMG Vikki that is hilarious...but thank god you did not choke! Oprah video is ready for can go to my page either on my side bar or the CLICK here by the post and it will take you can vote as much as you like...hit vote backspace and do it again my friend:) Thanks so much Vikki!!~

paige said...

Oh NO! I must admit that, oddly, I've never done that. :)

LemonyRenee' said...

LOL! I bet you were relieved not to be losing another tooth! I do this all the time with cough drops when I'm sick. Sorta dumb, I know.