The day I almost killed my child

Aasmund Ryningen
3 min readJun 5, 2020


Not too long ago, something really scary happened.

I was out driving and my daughter was seated in the back of the car. She sat in her little car seat, firmly strapped. I always make sure the seatbelt is somewhat tight before I drive with her. You never know.

I’d slept poorly that night.

In fact, I’d slept so poorly that I couldn’t properly focus. It took a long time to do things that really didn’t require any brainpower such as finding my car keys, putting a bottle of water inside my fridge and even locking the door. There was this ‘fog’ that surrounded my brain.

So, I really shouldn’t have been out driving that day, but I had to.

I think I needed to shop some groceries or something like that. I cannot exactly remember.

All the way I was feeling tired and dizzy. Really tired. Like when you’re lying in bed and all you want to do is sleep.

But I couldn’t do that.

I had to focus while driving on the road.

So, I’m driving and driving and all of a sudden I get this thick ‘cloud’ of dizziness that makes me really lose focus. It’s almost like I’m gone for a couple of seconds. I see a white house on the right side of the road. For some reason that house disappears and then I’m away for a couple of seconds. When I gather my senses again, I’m already past the house.

For some inexplicable reason I may have fallen asleep for a few seconds.

The next thing I know, I see a car driving towards me in the other lane. I’m doing my best to stay focused, but it’s really hard, the brain fog re-emerges, I get a little dizzy and have a slight feeling of being drunk. The next thing I notice is, I’m headed straight for that car! I’m almost on the verge of driving into it. The car’s honking at me. I manage to pull the wheel away from it so that barely don’t collide with each other.

An extremely close call!

What if that car had hit me while I was driving. What if my daughter had been…

…you can fill in the blank yourself. It was horrible. And I’m glad I escaped.

Anyway, this ‘brain fog’ thing is real, and it happens to people more frequently than you think. Especially those with chronic pain diseases. For some reason the brain ‘short circuits’ and people lose their vocabulary, start mixing up things and in some cases — lose all focus and is ‘gone’ for a couple of seconds.

Something to think about the next time you’re out driving a car.

Unless you’ve chosen to take some CBD oil. There is of course no guarantee that you’ll be relieved of your brain fog, but you’ll quite likely feel a lot less pain. And perhaps, increased focus too?

At least, that’s what so many people who try out CBD oil are saying.

You have to understand that this is part of a revelation that’s going on. Or, a revolution. A revolution where you may be one of the few lucky ones to participate.

All you need to do is convince yourself that this is the thing that you fancy.

Then go do it.