Well I've been absent for a very good reason. I have been having major back pain since last weekend and nauseated for the past couple of weeks. Well Wednesday it all came to a head and I wound up in the hospital. The story goes something like this:
3 p.m. At work, back is major sore and nausea is getting out of control. Head to GP's office to have her check it out.
4 p.m. Find myself in an ambulance from the doctor's office on my way to the hospital with all kinds of heart monitors, blood pressure cuffs, etc hooked up.
6 p.m. Seen by doctor in ER, not sure what is going on, need to do tests.
8 p.m. Doctor returns still no answers but need to do blood enzymes at 9 p.m. to rule out heart attack.
11 p.m. Doctor comes back, enzymes ok, but going to keep me till tomorrow so they can do a CT scan and check for torn aorta.
11 a,m. CT scan done
noon Doctor says all clear
1 p.m. Back at home with pain killers and anit-vomiting pills.
4 p.m. In bed having a wonderful sleep
8 p.m. Up and moving around
10 p.m. Another round of meds and it's nighty, night
07:45 a.m. Back at my desk, all is well :)
Remember that a heart attack in a woman is much different than in a man. Men feel it in their chest and left arm, a woman has pain in her back, radiating to her neck and shoulders with severe vomiting. Mine was not a heart attack, thank goodness. Most likely a pinched nerve that made the pain so bad that I started to throw up. So after 24 hours in the hospital, looking like I've been in a bar brawl, due to IV starts, I am back to normal. Thank God my doctor was smart enough to recognize what could have been a potentially serious problem and took immediate action. Do I feel foolish, somewhat, but on the other hand I am still here and very much alive. I plan on staying that way for awhile.