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5/12/2013

Chest Pain

I went off to the emergency room yesterday afternoon.  I'd been feeling "off" in some undefinable way; a little disoriented and emotional; and then some pretty intense pain and tightness in the middle of my chest.  Tom was scheduled to be at the Reds game with His son (a birthday present), and so I waited until He was on His way, and then found T and told her that I needed to go get checked out.

Things happen in a whirl when you walk into an emergency room and say, "I'm having chest pain."  In no time at all I was hooked up to an EKG machine, they'd drawn the necessary blood, and then it was off to x-ray.  Based on everything they could find, there was no immediate issue, and they sent me home at about 6:30 PM.  A very long, tiring afternoon, and no answers at the end of it.  It was a relief to know that there seemed no sign of heart attack, but now I have to go have a stress test done, to eliminate the possibility that there might be a blockage.  So...  another challenge added to the already full plate I've got in this next couple of weeks.  :-P

I tend to go along figuring I'm pretty healthy.  This sort of thing reminds me that we are fragile, finite creatures.  Another present reminder to cherish the days.

swan

11 comments:

  1. oh lordie swan !! I am so sorry to hear of this little blip in the scheme of the things. I will keep my fingers crossed that it is nothing more than year end stress

    hang in there

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  2. Sending good vibes your way, as I have learned in the past month...life changes quickly.
    hugs abby

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  3. Can I scold you a little for not going as soon as you realized you were having chest pain? I get why you didn't but... sooner is better. Take care of yourself.

    -sin

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  4. Sending hugs and please keep us all posted...

    And a teeny bit of what sin said. Be gentle with yourself.

    <3
    mouse

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  5. What everyone up there ^ said. Take care, be kind to yourself, and try not to worry too much. Stress does odd things ot the body and manifests in many ways. I'll be thinking about you.

    Hugs,
    k

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  6. Ordalie1:24 AM

    Do take the test normally, don't overtire yourself! Here that test has killed more people than I can remember. I've always refused it.

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  7. Thanks to Tom's determined and effective advocacy, I have an appointment tomorrow afternoon with a cardiologist. Hopefully, that will get some more answers and help us to figure out what might be going on with my innards. He'll pick me up at the end of the school day, and we'll be off to find out what the low down is on the old "ticker."

    swan

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  8. sooooooooooooo what did the doc say????

    thinking about you lots

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    1. The appointment is tomorrow after school. Stand by for news.

      swan

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