What A Day!

A week ago I found a 5k run to sign up and participate in come August. I was excited. This was a goal I set to accomplish for 2017. I still suffer from inner ear problems which cause dizziness and vertigo so I'm still thinking about it. I still want to do it but I haven't signed the dotted line yet. 
Then this happens......

I have not suffered any indigestion since I lost my weight 2 years ago. Until last Thursday. I was haveing some major chest cramps followed by cold chills and weakness. The pain would go from an 8 to about a 5 everytime Id make myself burp. So that told me it was indigestion again and ill be fine later. 

Saturday we set out for our normal 3 mile walk. I barely made it to the top of the road before I felt like I was going to pass out. I was in pain, dizzy and nauseated within minutes. We turned around and went back home. I rested and felt better except the chest pains.

Sunday night I was up till 3:00am with lots pain and discomfort. Nick made me a honey lemon tea. This made me belch and I drifted off to sleep.

Not feeling any better at work monday, I decided to take a trip to the doctor. He talked with me then gave me an EKG. Three minutes later he went to the waiting room and asked Nick to come back to my room. He was very concererned about what he saw and suggest I go to the emergency room immediately for blood work. He was concerned about blood clots more than heart attack. 



I was greeted at the emergency room by a sweet girl that was actually in my phlebotomy class a few years ago. We were surprised to see each other. 
Once I arrived, I was treated with priority. Wow that was nice. I assured them its just indigestion. Sorry, they said, "you are here for chest pains so we will be keeping you a couple hours to run some test. So, three EKGs, blood test, a chest xray, 4 Asprin and a GI cocktail later, I was free to go. "Wait, did I hear cocktail?"
They did not see anything abnormal and told me to follow up with my doctor. He may suggest I do a stress test or see a cardiologist. 

I'm sorry, im just one of those that think its all about making money. All they needed to do was a blood test like the doctor requested. I didnt need to rent a room or sexy hospital peep gown. They said its all part of the drill.



Im up an at it this morning and ready to head back to work. I feel somewhat better. Im not dizzy this morning. My chest feels like I have a large piece of meat stuck in my esophagus but no intense pain. I think im just sore now from the drama. 

I still want to run in that 5k! I have goals!

This will be continued......

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7 comments

  1. I am so sorry to hear this. Anyone presenting at our hospitals with chest pains would get the whole gamut of tests too. And since we have public health care it isn't about the money - but being careful.
    Good luck.

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  2. When I read chest pains, I first thought of heart attacks. A guy who works for my company in another city bought tums after getting chest pains. He died maybe an hour later. That's why I always have aspirin on hand. You never know when you might need it at any age.

    But I do hope it all goes well and it's nothing serious.

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  3. Gee, sorry to hear this. But you are a great hospital gown model.
    Seriously, I pray all turn out alright

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  4. WOW, yep, our world can go upside down in minutes. Praying it is ONLY indigestion. I have the same problem, 'Too much about money', however when your health is concerned, and chest pain. Yep good to get it checked. Hope you are MUCH MORE BETTER, as my grand daughter used to say!

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  5. Hey Lisa, a check in with a cardiologist is not a bad idea, I just went through some major heart surgeries and such so it's important as far as I'm concerned, look at it this way, wouldn't you rather go and get cleared than to assume all is well and their be a problem.

    Ok now I got that off my chest...

    Hope you continue to do well.

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  6. That would be scary. I had really bad gi issues a while back that made me feel like I was having a heart attack too. They put me on carafate(?) which is a cheap stomach medicine and I haven't had an issue since.
    It is better to be safe than sorry as the old saying goes.

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  7. checking with a cardiologist is never a bad idea. glad youre feeling better.

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