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Tuesday, May 04, 2010

I have to leave in 10 minutes for work. Yesterday morning I ended up getting to work just in time but apparently had a flare up of fibromyalgia and a panic attack. I had chest pains as I got out of my car and felt weak, had burning left arm feeling and I was afraid it was a stroke and then apparently had a panic attack as I waited for the ambulance. In the ER they ruled out cardiac and lung problems and did lots of blood work which apparently was normal. They gave me Ativan (probably for the panic symptoms) and also Flexeril (muscle relaxant). This morning my back is extremely sore but the doctor said I could return to work today so I will. Not happily, but lying most of the day (7:00 to 2:00) was hard on my back. I missed my therapy pool session as I could't drive after the ER visit and had my son-in-law and his wife take me home and his wife drove my car home. As I noted on my current status note, I am embarrassed about the whole episode. I hope today goes better than yesterday. emoticon

  
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HOPE2BE 5/5/2010 7:56AM

    Better that its a false alarm than a real one. You can be grateful that it wasn't real.

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LUCKYDUCK2 5/5/2010 3:19AM

    Sending a huge hug (gentle one) and hoping today goes well for you. I agree....better to be safe and get it checked out then ignore those symptoms.

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MS5835 5/4/2010 10:51PM

    Glad to hear it was a false alarm. Better to be safe than sorry. Hope you had a better day today.

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CARRAND 5/4/2010 9:26PM

    I'm glad it turned out to be a false alarm. I understand anxiety attacks. I suffer from them myself. They can seem like a heart attack for sure. My sister and I joke that some day we'll be having a heart attack and we'll be saying "OH, it's only a panic attack. Just take a deep breath and calm down". You did the right thing to go to the hospital. You can't take chances.

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CATLADY52 5/4/2010 12:04PM

    Better to have the scary thing checked out and find it was nothing than to not get checked out and find out later it was something bad. You are back to Sparking and that is good.
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SAPNA. 5/4/2010 11:56AM

    Dont be embarrased. That has happened to me more than once. The symptoms are more or less the same. I am very glad for your sake that it was not a stroke. I hope you are now feeling much better.

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LOOZINITNOW 5/4/2010 10:29AM

    Glad to hear that it was a false alarm. Glad that you did get checked out.

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YOYONOMORE1 5/4/2010 10:16AM

    Glad you are ok and it's better to get things checked out then to take a chance. Take care.

Hugs,
Shirl

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DJS-DEBBIE 5/4/2010 9:42AM

    Better to be safe than sorry. I am glad you were embarrassed and not hospitalized! Take care of yourself today.

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CRUZINCARIL 5/4/2010 9:20AM

    hey...please do not feel embarrassed..it really could have been something serious..you did the right thing and im glad all checked out ok..those attacks can be like the real thing and us women cant take a chance. we have different symptoms than men. glad u are ok.

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MSLZZY 5/4/2010 7:10AM

    Take care and have a better day! emoticon

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ANGELFMABV 5/4/2010 7:02AM

    Oh I do hope you have a better day today. emoticon

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MEDDYPEDDY 5/4/2010 7:02AM

    OMG, read you status feed and was appaled by your ambulance ride - glad it was not dangerous!

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Great weekend, hope this week goes well, too....

Monday, May 03, 2010

I loosened up my legs by going swimming and whirlpooling twice over the weekend. This afternoon is one of my days in the therapy pool and plan to be there at 5:00.

I can really tell the difference between being active and not so gotta keep movin'.....

Hope everybody has a great week.

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CARRAND 5/3/2010 9:05PM

    Keep up the good work in the pool. It sounds like fun, and that's the best kind of exercise.

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DJS-DEBBIE 5/3/2010 1:40PM

    Have a great day!

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MMEQUEEN 5/3/2010 12:35PM

    It really tells me that we are designed to be active in these bodies of ours!! You know I found the same thing with my foot, the discomfort got better when I was active - I had either a stress fracture or really bad tendonitis/faschitis. Once I was out of the walking boot, the pain started to come back, but it would go away when I worked out. Eventually it was gone - except when I skipped a few too many workouts when I had the flu. Once I started moving again though, it has been nonexistent. Keep on moving Teddy!!

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MSLZZY 5/3/2010 8:01AM

    emoticon Keep on Sparking! emoticon

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STOPTHECRAVING 5/3/2010 7:34AM

    It's funny, I really hate swimming. But your blogs have made me crave the feeling of weightlessness and a nice swim. I'll have to wait until my community pool opens at the end of the month. (I just think swimming is a chore. You have to drive/walk somewhere to have access, you have to change clothes, and when you're done you have to wash off/dry off/put on different clothes again.)

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HOPE2BE 5/3/2010 7:22AM

    Doing a great job

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ANGELFMABV 5/3/2010 6:31AM

    Keep up the good work! You are doing a great job on keeping moving. emoticon emoticon

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SASKATIA 5/3/2010 5:55AM

  I'm looking forward to this week!

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Followed my plan and went swimming (2 days in a row)..

Sunday, May 02, 2010

I feel pretty loosened up from 1/2 hour in the pool and 1/2 hour in the whirlpool doing exercises.

So glad to report I followed through with my exercise plans this weekend.

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ELAINESHAFF 5/2/2010 9:04PM

    Glad to here everything worked out. I wish I had access to a whirlpool. When my brother opens his pool, I will be able to swim. Keep up the good work.

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Going swimming today...need to loosen up!!!

Sunday, May 02, 2010

Had a good day yesterday. Went to water aerobics and whirlpooled. Then shopped at Costco, bought gas there (spent my $100 I won and then some). Picked up friend to meet with "the girls" from previous job. There were 6 of us. Had an appetizer for dinner.

I slept pretty well last night and this morning after "sparking" I plan to go to the gym again and swim in the pool andthen whirlpool. I always feel better after exercising.

Walking has been hard and I hope to get answers from the vascular surgeon in about 10 days, a week from Tuesday. Before I see him I will have an ultrasound of my legs and hope nothing too serious is wrong. I really don't want surgery but if that's what it takes to make my legs and feet feel better then I will resign myself to that. For now, I am staying as active as I can without overdoing it.

  
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DJS-DEBBIE 5/2/2010 1:38PM

    Glad to hear you are not overdoing it! Take it easier until you see the doctor.

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CATLADY52 5/2/2010 1:00PM

    Sounds like a very busy day ahead. emoticon

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JUSTA123 5/2/2010 9:01AM

    I'm going swimming today to, but I've got to clean the sides of the pool, but it will still be a work out have a great day!

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MMEQUEEN 5/2/2010 8:57AM

    Have a great swim!!

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First the bad news, then the good news....

Saturday, May 01, 2010

I started out yesterday good as I got 10 points on the wheel!!!

Then I got in my car to go to work and a message appeared on the dash, "Tire pressure low." So I inspected the tires and a rear tire was about half out of air. Drove to nearest free air (first one was 75 cents and second one was out of order). As I drove to work, now late, I called in and told supervisor I would be late and probably would need to get the tire looked at. As I neared work I found a place and decided to have the tire fixed, assuming a nail or something similar was in there causing the leak. I figured if I drove to work and let the car sit all day in the ramp, then after work I would have to call a tow truck and all of that would have cost an extra $85 or so just for the tow. So left the car at the shop for the tire repair. Walked 2 blocks to a coffee shop (got out my walker for that which was luckily in my car). Ordered a large coffee and decided to get up to ladies room while it cooled off, but spilled it all over the place (missed my purse by that much!!!). I felt so embarassed and the girls were so nice giving me a replacement....they said it happens every day.

When I got back to my car, they said it was a screw in the tire. Their minimum charge for tire repair is $32.99. Wow, guess I haven't had a tire repair for a really long time...I think last time it was $5. (This sticker shock is probably a sure sign of aging.)

Anyhow I was 2.25 hour late for work and in order to not have an "incident" counted against me in terms of absenteeism, I had to make it up and was the last person in our department when I left at roughly 6:00 p.m. That was a long day.

Now the good news, I decided to check my lottery ticket from powerball on Wednesday and I matched 4 numbers.... I was so excited...I went to the closest SuperAmerica and cashed it in. I won $100. I felt that someone upstairs was watching over me and helped pay for my unfortunate flat tire repair. That really lifted my spirits.

This morning I feel I actually got a good night's sleep and water aerobics starts in 1.5 hours and I will be there with bells on. This afternoon I am having early dinner with 5 gals I used to work with and we will all commisserate about how happy we are we don't have to work there (transcription) any more. Two of us had job injuries (me included) and another was let go because she had a partial hearing loss and has been on unemployment for over a year now and can't find a job. The other gal with hand injury due to the job was let go last week as she is not able to do the job at the correct speed now and has not been able to find a job to transfer to (I was very fortunate to find another job with the same company).

It is 30 days to my birthday...and I will be 64..... emoticon

  
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DJS-DEBBIE 5/1/2010 3:31PM

    Enjoy dinner with your friends!

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ELAINESHAFF 5/1/2010 2:39PM

    Glad your day ended on a good note.
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LOOZINITNOW 5/1/2010 2:18PM

    At least you still ended up ahead in the end! emoticon

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CATLADY52 5/1/2010 12:43PM

    Bad to good to better is always more fun. emoticon

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KATHRYNLP 5/1/2010 12:08PM

    You did great... thanks for sharing your ups and downs with us. More ups than down is a plus. emoticon

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JUDYPETE1 5/1/2010 11:34AM

    silver linings glisten and sparkle! Good for you!!

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CYCLINGSANDY 5/1/2010 9:56AM

    A bad day in your eyes turned out to be a great day. There usually is something good in all of days. It usually is because of our own perception.
Have a wonderful time at your water aerobics class today.
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GAILRUU 5/1/2010 8:45AM

    May every day end as well!

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 5/1/2010 7:53AM

    Sorry for the bad start to your day. It is the little things that go wrong that makes us really appreciate the good!!!
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Blessings and hgs,
Helen

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CEEJAY0630 5/1/2010 7:35AM

    My mom always said, if you think life is rough, look down the road and someone has it ten times worse!!!! Gotta love Mom's wisdom.....water aerobics is AWESOME, love it, but don't have the time or the money to do it, it's only offered at the YMCA and well that's like $40 a month, and with my hubby not working, that is a luxury that I just can't do....not to mention I work to late to go to it.....by the way great blog, I have those days, and you did well with the day!!!!

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MSLZZY 5/1/2010 7:35AM

    Quite a day you had! Going from good to bad then back to great with the lottery ticket. You have ab angel looking out for you. Have a great Saturday! Now so I don't forget your
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