Thunderstorms, Electrocution and a Broken Camera.

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  1. Dark_Convoy

    Dark_Convoy Old Bastard Veteran

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    So, earlier today these crazy thunderstorms hit out of nowhere, it was like one minute the sky was clear and the next the clouds rolled in and all hell broke loose. For some reason, I went out side and decided I was going to take some video of it.

    So, I'm trying to stay under the eves of the house so I wont get too wet, and I brushed up against a window AC unit and BAM - all I really remember was seeing my camera go flying through the air in what looked like slow motion, it hit the ground in a puddle of water and the batteries and SD card go exploding out of it, that and the pain that shot through my right arm, up into my neck and then all the way down my left side.

    It's funny, because I all I kept thinking was, "I've got to get my camera."

    I went to reach for it and my right arm just started shaking like I had Parkinson's, I tried to step forward but it was like I was momentarily paralyzed and all I could do was watch helplessly as the heavy rain poured into my camera's battery compartment.

    Finally, I grabbed it and went into the house, I then realized I felt like crap. My entire right arm was sore, the same kind of feeling you get the day after working out. My right hand was tingling and my right leg felt numb, there was a pain all the way up my shoulder and into my neck, it also hurt on my chest on the right side, just where my pectoral muscle meets my armpit.

    I laid down on the couch and got a throbbing headache, I laid there for almost an hour, my wife kept asking me if I needed to go to the hospital.

    I feel a bit better now (this was about two hours ago) but I'm still sore in my arm and shoulder and my knuckles on my right hand really hurt, plus my foot is still kind of numb.

    I tried to see if my camera still worked, but it just turns on and the LCD is white with little black lines in it.

    On top of that, there are branches all over the yard, some of them quite large, it looks like a few narrowly missed the front windshield of my wife's minivan.

    Best I can figure, the AC unit was wet, I was standing in water, and electricity did the rest.

    I feel like I need a nap right about now.
     
  2. nkelsch

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    Um... Hospital?

    You might want to get yourself checked out in case of future complications.

    Like a stroke, you may think you are ok, but longer you wait the worse the damage can get.
     
  3. Nerd Bomber

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    Electicity pwned you. Somebody call a doctor!
     
  4. rattrap007

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    God is pissed at D_C
     
  5. TrickyDisco

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    Dude, do not go and take a nap! Go see a doctor or soemthing preferrably sooner than later, for the electrical shock might have given you a concussion.

    I'm fairly sure camera, batteries and the SD card are pretty fried as well.
     
  6. BigPrime3000

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    I thought you could only get a concussion from a blow to the head.
     
  7. Streck

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    A point: the term "electrocution" is reserved exclusively for death by electric shock.

    Granted, the fact that you're posting here hardly proves that you're alive.
     
  8. BigPrime3000

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    His energy could have been transfered from his body, into the air conditioning unit, traveled through the power line to his computer, and gone through his ethernet cable onto the internet.
     
  9. rattrap007

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    what and become a killer who can travel through electrical lines?
     
  10. MegaMoonMan

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    I wouldn't worry too much about it. Electricity can cause hella pain, but if you lived through it, you should be ok.
     
  11. FreshDebesh

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    I'd check for any burns anywhere. I'd personally also get a checkup from the Doc. Just to make sure everything is clear.
     
  12. butz

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    Damn man, didn't anyone ever tell you not to go outside in a storm? You need to be more careful.
     
  13. Vector Sigma

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    DC, Debesh is definetly the one to listen to on this one, and i agree, quick checkup with the doc to make sure everythings tickety-boo!

    This time a few years back our phone line got hit by lightning and melted both our computers and one of our phones. Bloody sky electricity!...
     
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    Hell yeah! ;) 

    If the resident doc himself says go see a doc, you go and do just that! ;) 
     
  16. Dark_Convoy

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    ... I took a nap.

    I feel much better now.

    I have actually been shocked much worse in the past, last time it did send me to the hospital because I was knocked unconscious - the high voltage output of a direct jet printer is something you don't want to touch - all they did that time was give me an EKG to make sure my heart was ok, and it was.

    I don't have any burns, my arm is still sore as hell and my knuckles still hurt (I'm figuring from rapid contraction) but the numbness is gone.

    I think I'll be alright, but I can't say the same for my camera. :( 
     
  17. MegaMoonMan

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    Real men don't need doctors, they just sleep it off.

    It's good that you woke up.
     
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    God's always pissed. :p 
     
  19. FreshDebesh

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    That's why they have wives that force them to see a doctor so people like me can earn some green :D 
     
  20. Chaos Muffin

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    Damn man thats fucked up. Glad it just knocked ya a bit instead of killing you.
    Talk about giving the wife and kids a scare.

    I hate hospitals, but would ge t checked out to make sure nothing inside me is fried. Electricity can serious F up the internals


    I wonder if you can turn your tv on now by just pointing at it? hehe
     

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