Monday, July 12, 2010

Too tired to say.

I got reacquainted with strawberry daiquiris a couple nights ago. I forgot how refreshing they could be on a hot summer night. Later that night, I started getting this pain on the upper right side of my chest. No big deal. It only hurt every time I inhaled. Felt bit weird about it but was able to sleep well. The next day I still had it and it seemed to be hurting more. I am not an alarmist. I always wait until I can see a doctor or if it is a case of needing emergency surgery, I usually just drive myself to the hospital. But this time, it just hurt too much. I thought my husband was taking a nap so I left him a note telling him I was going to urgent car or immediate care or whatever. But, he was out back tending his garden. So, I told him where I was going and he said to give him a minute to finish up and he would take me. When he went inside to grab his keys and wallet, he saw the note I had left and after we got home, he read me the riot act but in a calm, sweet voice. He told me not to ever go without letting him know. If I am sick, he wants to take me. Anyway, he asked which one I wanted to go to (at this point I didn't care) so he took me to one he said he'd been to. (wasn't the same one but anyway) Turns out it was a 24 hour auxiliary E.R. They inform you right away because the charges would be the same as if you had gone to the E.R at the hospital. Ah. I am dragging this out. I am fine. Potassium was low and they gave me a pill. Had xray and ct and blood work showing I could have a problem with a clot so then another ct and then with contrast. Funny thing though. Once I was done with the first C.T., with arms overhead, it seemed to lessen the pain considerable. I am to see my G.P. and also follow up with a visit to a pulmonologist in about 3 monthes. So, there you have it. Nothing exciting. We ae just enjoying our summer filled with Dr. visits interspersed with grilled meals and ball games. Peace.

5 comments:

Ms. Anthropy said...

I love a good strawberry daiquiri and grilling, but you can have all that extra excitement. I don't want any part of them, thank you very much. Hope you are feeling better.

Cheeseboy said...

Still scary. Glad all is well.

BigSis said...

Phew. Glad everything's okay. Also glad you didn't have a reaction to the daquiris. That would be so sad!

Joe Cap said...

I am glad you are OK.
I hope your husband appreciates what a great wife you are...not wanting to disturb his nap...

Linda Medrano said...

I am so sorry you went through this. I hate going to ER's / doctors / dentists / vets / church... Okay I'm getting carried away. I hope you are feeling a lot better!