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Day 112 - I am in the Hospital

Sunday, July 21, 2013

I haven't felt 'right' since Friday evening with chest pains. I thought it was due to working a double shift and maybe I pulled a muscle. Yesterday at work, my chest was such a constant pain...not bad, just annoying and consistent.

Today, I woke up feeling good but not really great. I bypassed the walking and went to my son's baseball game. Carrying my lawn chair to the grassy area caused me to be out of breath. The chest pains came back.

I decided to leave for home and laid down. I just cannot shake that feeling of being not right.

I went to a local urgent care who took my vitals and called in an ambulance. I was in the ER for about 7 hours until they finally admitted me to the cardiac floor.

They had major troubles starting my IV and drawing blood. 12 times I got poked! I even got poked in the foot!

My husband is very upset over how much this is going to cost. We have great insurance...but he is all about the money. He said I should have refused the ambulance ride and have him drive me. And I should have refused the hospital overnight stay and then come back in the morning for the stress test. Very aggravating. I told him he cared more about money than me. He denied it.

My son and his girlfriend stopped by to husband did not. In fact, he is going in to work tomorrow and told me to find a ride home if I get released before 1 pm. Nice, huh? I am so mad at him for being so insensitive... This is scary stuff!

He says it will cost us over $2,000 just to tell me that I have high blood pressure and these are the pills that I need to take. He may be right on that but still, I do deserve to be medically treated for my health.

I am getting poked again around 1 am and then having a chemical stress test in the morning.

Oh, I officially lost 20 pounds today! Woo-hoo! I hope I can still lose the weight and still do my walking.

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    Men!!!!! Enough said.....

    I am keeping you in my thoughts and prayers....hoping it will all be okay...

    1736 days ago
    This is so sad!! You deserve and need to take care of your health!!

    One good thing about being in Canada I guess, money isn't an issue when it comes to emergency stuff like that.

    $2,000 is a lot of money, but it is necessary. He should be visiting you and making sure you are okay. That is so insensitive at a time you need him to be the most sensitive. I'm so sorry! I hope everything works out okay!

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    1736 days ago
  • SUMMER2203
    i am so mad right now! your husband should most definitely be there with you, not making you feel bad about money!!! i hope that everything is ok. also, WOOHOO 20 LBS!!!!!!!!! awesome job!
    1736 days ago
    I wish the best of luck to you.
    1737 days ago
    OM Goodness!!!! Deborah I am so sorry you are going through all this. Money is nothing, its just a dam piece of colored inked paper. I mean sure it's what we all need to pay the bills.....but really. Honey you are #1 and don't ever forget that. Are you going to be okay? The heart and blood pressure either one is nothing to blink an eye at. You know that , for you are in the medical field. You did the right thing. I am praying for you. Great job on the weight lost. Hugs Cathe
    1737 days ago
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