Sunday, February 25, 2007

another evening in the E.R.

So Friday I was feeling really good. I had to run some errands but it was nice weather and good to be out. All day I kept thinking that I felt better than I had felt since my surgery. It had been one month to the day since I first went to the hospital.

Around midnight, I started having the worst chest pain I have ever had. Stabbing pains right in my heart. It was different pain, not like before when I called the Ambulance. I kept Mike up until almost 3 am screaming, crying and moaning. The longer it went on, the more that I felt like I was having a heart attack. My left arm started to have shooting pains too and I couldn't stand up without almost passing out. Pain pills didn't help at all and it went on until the next morning.

I waited hours yesterday to see if it would go away because I couldn't decide which was worse - dying or getting an I.V. again. Finally, around 5 pm, I went to the ER. I did not have a heart attack. I have Costochondritis. Sounds like I've been shopping at Costco too much but really it's inflammation of the cartilage in the ribs around the heart. When my heart stopped (on 1/23), the male nurse hit me hard there. Then I had a seizure and my heart stopped again and he had to hit me again. I didn't know he hit me twice. He said he gave me a contusion in my ribs that would have to heal. It makes sense that I would have this pain but I'm not sure why it's just now showing up.

I had to get steroid shots in both my hips. Now I'm on a steroid pack and Percoset. It barely touches the pain. Even though my head knows I didn't have a heart attack, it's hard to believe because of the pain.

So it looks like I'm out of commission again. I really hope the child services people don't come over. They might take Caroline away from me if they saw this house. Seriously.

9 comments:

StaceyKingman said...

Poor girl! I had that once right before my wedding. I remember that opening doors and washing my hair were two very painful activities...

SueSume said...

Sorry to hear about your pain, and don't worry about Child Services, I've called them on my self numerous times and all they say is "mrs sume, we're sorry but you're going to have to fix dinner again, we're not coming". Feel better soon!
Sue Sume

Michelle Woods said...

I am so sorry Tracie!! Ann had said how you looked so good when you were out delivering cookies, like your old self.
Oh and about the cookies. I am sorry I was not home to put Alex up. Chris just assumes that everybody is a dog person. I hope C was not tramatized for long.

Sherri said...

i called you on saturday, mike said you weren't doing good, i wish i could have talked to you. i will call you in a few minutes. i hope this nightmare ends soon!

Christy B said...

OMG!!!! I can't believe that! Poor thing! Take it easy and don't worry about child services.... my house is never clean and I still have my DD!

Christy

kristina said...

You poor thing! Hugs and prayers, girl! Take it easy!

Rachel Whetzel said...

I so wish that I loved close enough to come and CLEAN for you! It's not much but it's SOMETHING, and I hate feeling helpless! Hope you heal quickly!

~rachel

Kim said...

Tracie, Girl you have had a time lately!
Sending get well wishes by the bucketloads! Kim Orr

amberamcdonald said...

So sad to hear you're not feeling well...hope you feel better soon. You're in my thoughts and prayers. Amber