For almost a month, I had not been feeling okay.
Still, it did not feel like anything serious, so I took some self-prescribed medication and continued working at the commercial air conditioning company as an air conditioning technician.
I felt a bit faint on a Monday, but since it was the last call of the day at the air conditioning company after a furnace installation, I decided to push myself harder. The homeowner had been vague on the phone because, besides her home address, she said she needed quality AC service and maintenance, and then the call disconnected. I went there prepared for all kinds of repairs just in case. She told me the electric heat pump constantly switched off when I got there. The a/c set up at her house seemed fine, but after a thorough inspection, I discovered that the digital thermostat was the problem. It prompted the HVAC system to shut down even after the owner manually switched it. I also found a leak in the ductwork. Luckily, I had geared up for duct sealing. The AC filter needed to be changed, and she already had a new HEPA filter on standby, which would take the air quality to new heights. As I was going up the ladder, I started feeling dizzy. The last thing I remember was the lady calling someone, saying that there was an air conditioning professional who had fallen off the ladder and was not waking up, and then everything went black again. I woke up two hours later in a hospital. Over the years, I worked as an air conditioning technician; this was a first. The doctor said I was very dehydrated and anemic.