Sunday, February 11, 2007

be careful what you wish for

Remember when I said in my last post, "maybe something exciting will happen" so I can have something to blog about?

Well...something exciting happened this morning.

Not good exciting. Bad, bad, bad exciting.

An ambulance had to rush me to the hospital.

Last night, I turned on my left side (the blood clot/surgery side) and a sharp pain went through my shoulder.

Then it went across my chest and I couldn't breathe.

Mike prayed for me and I took a pain pill and went to sleep.

This morning, my sister came over to take Caroline to church and I woke up and felt like I was having a heart attack.

I felt like death.

I almost passed out. I had to lay down in the floor upstairs in the hall. I couldn't make it to the car. I was praying, "Jesus please don't let me die, please don't let me die." I really felt like I was dying. My chest was killing me and I couldn't breathe and I was nearly passed out.

So here we go again.

I hear the ambulance coming. I was able to walk down the stairs and get on the gurney.

After that came the horribleness of the IV process.

My hero, Gary, was waiting for me (the ER nurse that hit me in the chest and started my heart up again two weeks ago).

I had a C.A.T. scan, an EKG and basically, I'm fine.

I was worried that a blood clot had broken off and gone into my lung but the C.A.T. scan said I am fine.

Apparently, I have "overdone" it. (I hear all of you saying I TOLD YOU SO!)

The thing is...I have done nothing! A few loads of laundry, gave Caroline a bath, that's it! I've been watching tv for days and staying online. I mean, my house is disgusting. I haven't even put the clean clothes away because I didn't feel up to it.

So what am I supposed to do - sit around for the rest of my life while the house falls in?

They told me it is "chest wall pain" which can be confused with having a heart attack. Gave me super strength pain medicine. Told me to rest and drink fluids. Said it will take a long time to heal from my surgery and I will have pain in my chest.

I'm glad I didn't have a heart attack but it's hard to believe that "chest wall pain" caused me to feel like I was dying. Also...why did I almost pass out?

Jennifer had to pull Mike off the stage at church to get him to go to the hospital with her. Wess led the whole church in prayer for me. That's some powerful prayer going up. I have to wonder if maybe I did have a blood clot in my lung and God healed it before the C.A.T. scan. Because once that was over, I pretty much felt fine. I feel a little pain in my chest now, but mostly I feel okay. Just tired.

So there ya go - something exciting to read. Now let's go back to boring.

8 comments:

kellicrowe said...

nothing doesn't = laundry and wal-mart and home goods....that is much more thsn nothing.
now go and do nothing.

kristina said...

So sorry you had to go through that again, Tracie! Definitely lay your bum down and relax!! Prayers going up for you, my friend! I hope you got my card!! Hugs!!

Sherri said...

and she didn't even mention packing kits at jenni's...which of course we were happy you were there, but next time you can just sit and visit while we work!

Chelle said...

Oh Tracie! I'm putting your name real big up on my board to pray for you daily. Gosh- how do you know when to go to the hospital again if you continue to have chest pain? Well don't take any chances...it's better to be embarrassed than the other option. I really don't know how I can help, but I would like to. Umm...Can I bring you some of your favorite restaurant food? ~Chelle

Jennifer Stewart said...

You are in TROUBLE, Missie. :) Quit trying to get attention and do things like this! Wow, you must have had some major prayer going on there. I am so blessed just hearing this. I totally understand about thinking you are taking it easy. Your idea of taking it easy is exactly mine, too. Please take care of yourself!

Love and hugs,
Jennifer

Angelia said...

Can't leave you alone for a minute, can I? We could do without that kind of excitement, Tracie! Please take care of yourself. Read a good book, borrow the dvd of a whole season of a good show, and just watch tv. Call old friends to chat. Invite someone over to sit with you - don't worry about the messy house. If it bothers them, let them clean it up ;) Wish we could hang out. Keeping you in my prayers.

Rachel Whetzel said...

OK. here's the deal. you NEED to RELAX, and blog all day. Just sit at your computer, and give us a play by play. That's it. NOTHING more. Who cares if your house falls down around you? Maybe there is someone in your church that you can afford to hire to come straighten for a few weeks?

rachel

Michele said...

That scared me just reading about it. You know the power of prayer is an awesome thing as a child of God we have to believe he performed a miracle on you! I am happy to hear you are better now but please, please do the right thing and be bored totally bored while you heal!

Hugs,

MM