Wednesday, July 07, 2010
Last night.....shall we say was just a bit more interesting than I would like life to be sometimes. Let me preface this by saying that I am fine.
As all my Lovelies know, I suffer from horrible migraines...so I had one this past Tuesday..but goes with the menopause now...hormones, you get the drift.
Back to last night...so I had just gotten into bed and was reading and I had and extreme pain in between my breast and mirrored in my back...on a scale of 1-10 it was a 9, and needless to say scared the HECK out of me. I can have problems with my stomach, I take prilosec daily and ran out and hadn't taken it for 2 days, so finally got some and so I initially thought "Wow this is some really nasty heartburn" but the back pain was something I hadn't ever dealt with and I don't have acid reflux either.
Got up, took some tums and called my hubby at work to come right home as I really thought I needed to check it out...it was so painful and wasn't letting up. I thought I was having a heart attack. Called the advice and they agreed that I should go to the ER.
I arrived there and they got me right in....took and EKG, blood work and was on a heart monitor for 6 hours. In that time the blood work all looked good except for one that was really elavated and good indicate a blood clot....I did tell them the issue with my left leg. They then took a chest xray and proceeded on with a CT scan using contrast dye to check for a blood clot in my lungs....that can also produce the symptoms I was having. I've had CT scans before and they don't freak me out...the dye does as I very allergice to topical iodine and the contrast dye is 100% iodine. So let's just say I had a little breakdown....crying...just really scared in the CT dept....just thinking I had a blood clot and this whole ordeal was just a bit much. they hd to pre-med with benadryl and also a sterioid for my lungs to keep them open in case of allergic reaction....scary!!
I didn't react to the dye THANK GOD. they re-did my EKG and heart bloodwork one more time and finally thought it was all GI stuff....thought that perhaps I had a a severe esophgeal spasm....very very painful....didn't like it but so glad it wasn't my heart or a clot.
So you can be damn sure I'll be having them check my leg with a doplar scan asap to make sure there's no clot there.
So the moral of the story is yes life does throw us curve balls, but we can stand up and hit that curve out of the park right? I just thank god daily that I am the person INSIDE that I am today....strong in mind,spirit and body and ever so positive. I know that we all are faced with so many challenges....physical things for me have always been there...why I don't know. What I've learned from these experiences is that yes I am a very strong 51yr old women and as I said above thank god I do the things for myself that I do, such as exercising and always continuing to get and keep this weight off.
Another positive thing that I do for myself is ALL OF YOU!!!!
Thanks for always being her.