|Aug 05 2010|
Been laid up these days with bad pain in my left side... from waist to hip and down the leg but that isn't all that has happened. It's just the latest thing.
One of the things I've been noticing lately is that I'm really tired... too tired, considering the amount of sleep I'm getting.
Then on Tuesday, I got struck by this awful pain in my left breast that went right thr to the back just under my shoulder blade and stayed there for about 10 minutes with me gasping for air like a fish out of water.
Kind of scary... so I made a few calls ... namely to the Nurse's Hotline and got told to get to the hospital. Well, I didn't think I could drive and my hubby isn't allowed to, so I called an ambulance. It arrived about 5 minutes later as we are not far from the hospital.
Along with it came the local fire department so now I was suddenly surrounded with people asking questions and one rather ham-fisted fellow trying to start an IV in my right arm. Didn't take the first time... and all the while his partner is telling me that this guy is really good at this because I have explained my fearful dread of needles quite sufficiently, or so I thought.
He drew that needle out and attended to getting another one started... boy did that hurt... but not as much as getting my bp taken.
I've never felt such searing pain from a bp wrap before. I'm thinking they blew it up too high or else my arms are just sensitive. Honestly I was squirming and could hardly breathe.
Finally they walked me to the gurney waiting in the hall and strapped me in. The pain in my chest had long since vanished with it being an echo of it's former self. I still knew it was there.
Hubby came in the ambulance with me and we were in the ER for about 8 hours. First they did an EEG(?) or EKG (not sure which it is) and then a nice young lady came in and took a mountain of blood. She was really good at her job, for which Iwas most appreciative. I hardly felt it go in.
Then I was told we would have to wait 6 hours in the ER for the test to come thru and for another blood test to take place.. testing for enzimes....
About 11 o'clock, a young fellow came in and took me off to be Xrayed. The Xray tech told me that someone must have forgotten about me because my Xray was marked stat adn I told her I'd been there for about 9 hours so she figured that's what had happened.
Then I gave more blood adn at midnight, I was finally released from the hospital. They had found nothing!
Big surprise... NOT! They never find anything and I didn't expect anything different this time either... which is why I was so reluctant to come to the hospital anyway.
The next day, I spent the day doing absolutely nothing. I was too weak and tired to even get dressed. I felt awful but there certainly wasn't any point in complaining (I can come here to do that... :))
Today I awoke feeling much better... for the first 3 hours of the morning. After that, I haven't been able to move much.
My left side went into pain that made it difficult to walk or stand or even sit. I needed help getting to the bathroom and off the toilet and for just walking around the house.
It's now 8 p.m. Hubby has gone to bed and I'm enscounced in my wonderful computer chair. I don't know why it feels so good on my back but it always does.
I won't be in it long tho... I'm tiring fast and the ache on my left side travels all along that side from time to time and even makes the odd foray to the right, which I hate.
My tummy is not cooperating with any meals so they are being eaten sparingly... haven't been able to walk so my pooper ain't working too good either... on the other hand, I'm hoping this means I will finally lose some weight... :)
Otherwise... I'm okay!
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