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 visit...my 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.