Still recovering….

I don’t think I have shared here, but I was hospitalized on Thursday of last week.   I absolutely hate being in the hospital.  I do behave myself as a patient, but I hate it. 

Starting Wednesday night while making supper I had pains along my left arm.   I thought it was weird and commented to my hubby that my arm really hurt and I haven’t done anything out of the ordinary.   Then by bedtime my chest was beginning to hurt a little bit.   I woke up at about 2:30am with severe arm and chest pain all concentrated on the left side.   I took some pepto, thinking it might be heart burn and tried to go back to sleep.  At 6:30 when it was time to get the kids ready for school, I was feeling terrible.  Hubby got up and got the kids ready and went back to sleep.  I slept until about 12:30.  

I got up after noon and thought I might be feeling better.  I decided to get ready for work.  On my way to work the chest pains got worse again so I called the clinic to see if I could see my Dr.  The care nurse asked me a number of questions, and would not let me be seen at the clinic.  I need to go to the ER.  She wanted me to call 911.  That was not going to happen.   Against her wishes, I drove myself to the hospital from my office.  Hubby would meet me there later. 

I got all checked in and they started to try to lessen the chest pain.   Nothing really worked.  They gave me some pain meds that knocked me out and another anti inflammatory medication.  They also gave me some MOM with a pain killer in it.   None of this really alleviated any of the pain.   Finally they gave me Nitro, and that lessened the pain and bought me a night in the hospital.  ARGH!!!!

I was admitted around 8:30 and had a few more doses of Nitro that evening.  The nitro took away the pain, but make me feel terrible.   None of the Drs could really figure out what was causing the chest pain, but they wanted to rule out a heart attack.   So I saw a cardiologist and had a stress test completed on my heart.   That was on Friday afternoon.  Once the test came back that my heart was fine, I was releases with the same chest pain I came in with.  

They think it might be something viral and that it will pass, so I am home today from work.   I take motrin and tylenol and as hard as it is for me, I am trying to take it easy.   So I spend time on the computer or nap to refrain from cleaning, etc.I was thinking I should go to work today, so that meant I should stay home one more day!!  We all know I try to race back to work too fast. 

I am going to work a bit by remote desktop and do some documentations, etc.   So that is my excitement for the last few days.  I still have the chest pain off and on.  I take the Tylenol and Motrin and nebulize to alleviate any inflammation that might be going on.  Hopefully this will be gone soon!!!!! 

Jen C

0 thoughts on “Still recovering….

  1. Jen, I had no idea! When I read your Facebook status, I thought Tommy must be sick. I’m glad it wasn’t your heart, but how completely scary! I hope you’re feeling better soon.

  2. I have no idea how I missed this post. It arrived today in “digest form” and I’m glad it did.

    I will pray for you to be correctly diagnosed and healed of whatever is causing your pain.

    PLEASE be a good girl and rest . . . PLEASE!!!

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