Tuesday, April 23, 2013
I'd been having chest pains since Sunday and this morning they really bothered me. That and the fact that they weren't going away. I have no one I can call, so I called the paramedics and asked to be taken to the hospital.
They took me to the local hospital because it's closer than Kaiser (my health plan). I spent several hours there before they could arrange to have me sent to Kaiser. I was told at the first hospital that I'd be admitted.
Finally I got to Kaiser just before 2PM. Did I mention that at this point I'd had NOTHING to eat all day? They poked and prodded me some more, told me I have hypertension, gave me some medicine and sent me home. And since I had no one I could call to pick me up, the ride home was a $73 cab. I'm not happy about that.
I'm definitely not going to work tomorrow, and I don't know yet about Thursday. I have to call my regular doctor tomorrow for an appointment. But at least I didn't have a heart attack.