Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Oh the heartache!

So I returned to the doctor today...for those of you who don't know, last week I kept having chest pain and went to the Health Center. The funny-docotr-man said that I had a very common infection in my chest that happens after one has had a virus for a while. Made sense seeing as I was sick for nearly two and a half weeks prior T_T

So anyway...yah...went back for my follow up today. I've been taking the 800MG Ibuprophen, but I still felt pain in my chest. It was less...but still there. I told him this and he kinda went "hmm..." and decided that I should go through some tests. He was pretty sure that it's still an infection, he just wanted to make sure it wasn't anything else- better to do useless tests than to do none at all and find out later that you should have. Or something like that. So I went back and had my first x-rays since about the 8th grade. Though I have to say that it was the very first time that it has involved my boobs. I also had my arm stabbed and they took blood. Again, a first- she got blood in one try and I didn't bawl my eyes out afterward. In fact, before she started I went on my usual "my veins roll" shpeal. Her response "Oh hunny, there ain't no such thang." She was a bit determined not to hear excuses. I kinda liked that. It didn't hurt either...well...didn't until about ten minutes later...now it's all achy and there will be no lifting my arm above my belly button. I'm a big baby, I know this. The last thing they did was an EKG. Yet ANOTHER first for me. He gave me a copy of the results to keep for nostalgic reasons...I told you, he's a funny-doctor-man. The results for the x-ray and the EKG came back fine, though he said that it would take an hour to get the results back from the blood test. he was suppose to call if there was anything wrong....and he hasn't called, so I guess that was fine too. he told me to just keep taking the Ibuprophen and if it still hurts after sometime next week, that I need to make an appointment with the Sports Center thingie...I guess they handle more heart related things? I dunno.

I want to take a nap.

1 comment:

nope said...

Girl, check out Womenheart and educate yourself. Unless heart problems run in your family or you've inherited something in the family gene pool, I sincerely doubt you've got heart issues. The EKG results were a good clue. Now, when you get to be in your 40s, I'd worry - especially if you're overweight, smoke, and don't exercise. What do I know? I had a stent and then a heart bypass at the ripe OLD age of 42. Been there, done that. I smoked. I was fat. I quit smoking, lost some weight. Need to exercise a lot more than I do, but that's OK. For now.