Friday, June 17, 2011

Wow that was a bit scary .....

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.

Next day:

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.


  1. Wow, better to feel foolish than to find out that you should have had it checked out!! (that's my motto!) Glad you're feeling better.

  2. What is there to feel foolish about - I thought for sure you were having a heart attack, sure did sound like one and scared me, but as I kept reading I kept telling myself - Tess is posting, so she is okay, she is okay.

    Whew - I am so glad you are okay. Please take care of yourself and I hope your back is feeling better soon.

  3. The natural ingredients of Sea veg make the product a quality food supplement that can supply required organic compound to our body. offers Sea Veg, a natural food supplement with 100% organic products.

  4. Calotren, a natural protein formula, is an essential nutritional supplement for the body. It helps the body to shed toxins and excess body fat naturally. The natural ingredient assures no side effects.