Sunday, August 22, 2010
As many of you know, I was in the ER this past week (due to some complications from surgery I'd had early in the week). Let me tell you, I will never, ever go to our local hospital ERs again. I went for what I thought were 2 minor issues. These issues were barely addressed, but they did try to treat me for a "heart attack" which they were sure I was having while there. No, I did not have a heart attack. I knew it then, I tried to tell the doctors and nurses, but they would not listen to me. I was not breathing well, could barely talk (symptoms of a stenosis episode). I knew what was wrong, what to do as I've had them before. I ended up staying over night. According to my chart, I was uncooperative as I refused to take 2 meds (1 is one I never take, and the other one I absolutely did take. I'm a diabetic and would never, ever refuse to take my insulin.). When I left, they gave me an Rx for a drug used to prevent heart attacks (which help the arteries open). I have no problems with my arteries. My surgery on Tues. showed that my arteries are "beautiful" much to the surprise of my cardiologist! They also gave me an Rx for a med that I have taken for some years, but the cardiologist wanted decreased by 50%...the Rx was for the high dosage. Now why would I refuse to fill them?!
I returned home Friday late afternoon exhausted. No sleep from all of the testing, blood work, whole 9 yards. Sat. morning I learned that my dear friend, Barbara had died during the night. Yesterday was pretty much a blur for me. I am going to miss Barbara so much. She was as close as any sister could be. However, I am glad that she passed peacefully and is no longer in any pain. It was how we all hoped she would go.
This afternoon about 4 as we were pulling in the driveway, we noticed cars backed up near our house. Sure enough, we heard the train whistle blow (tracks cross the road about 1 mile N of us). Within seconds we hear squealing of brakes, and crash, crash, crash...a 3 card pile up. Apparently the last car didn't realize the others in front of him had come to a complete stop, slammed on the brakes which locked up. We called 911 immediately, helped the passengers all we could, and stayed with them. Fortunately no one was seriously hurt. That was enough excitement for my day.
Please pray that tomorrow I'll be able to set up immediate dr. appointments so I can get to the bottom of my health issues quickly. My son's wedding is coming up in October. I need to get healthy! Also asking for continued prayers for Barbara's family as they go through their grieving, and pray for those who were in the accidents today to heal quickly.
Thanks to those of you who have given me goodies, left messages on my page, Spark mailed me, and phone me over the past week. Spark friends are the best!!!