Saturday, March 30, 2013

March is going out like a lion...


My Spring Break started with a little drama.

Last Tuesday night(ish), I started to feel a little "funny".  As in, my chest felt tight and the pain was kind of going down my left arm.

I took a couple of aspirin and kind of hoped it would go away.

It didn't.

I hurt on Wednesday and I hurt on Thursday.

I went to the nurse on Thursday.  She took my BP and found that, while it was a wee bit high, it was still in the "normal" range.  My heart rate was elevated, though, and that kind of freaked me out a little.

By Thursday night, I was tired of feeling the way I was feeling and decided to go to the Emergent/Urgent Care clinic.

I hate hospitals.

And I have no insurance.


I was poked, I was prodded, I peed in a cup.  I was x-rayed, I was EKGed, I was monitored.

Good news:  It wasn't a heart attack and I'm not pregnant (I could have told them the last part.)

Bad news:  They aren't quite sure what is going on.  It could just be a pulled muscle or "something else."  They want me to go to my PCP (hahahahahaha!!!!) and have a stress test done.  This is what I heard them say, "Moneymoneymoneymoney.  Chaching."  So, yeah.  That will have to wait a while.

Interesting news:  They gave me a prescription for an antibiotic because, as it turns out, I have a UTI.  Who knew?

So I'm taking it easy.  While I am still a little uncomfortable, I feel a LOT better than I did earlier this week.  I think a good deal of that was stress and anxiety over what was wrong.  Apparently, according to the EKG, the x-ray, and the blood work (they took FOUR tubes of blood from me.  And yes, I cried like a baby.  I DESPISE needles.) my heart looks fine.  I know they want the stress-test done to make sure there isn't any blockage, and, although that will involve more needles and running on a treadmill with no bra on (the horrors!), I am inclined to have it done.


In the future.

Perhaps before Christmas or so.

We'll see.

Right now, I am thinking about coffee and knitting and snuggling with miss raven.

Happy Easter! :)


  1. I feel your pain about the 'no insurance'.

    I, too, have a 'womanly' issue that needs to get taken care of eventually, but we don't have the thousands of dollars it will cost because we don't have health insurance.

    And it truly sucks that, even though I live in the insurance capital of the US, we cannot find affordable health insurance.

  2. Always better to be safe than sorry! Remember how I spent my birthday...he still owes me big time for scaring me like that on my birthday!!!

    Take it easy and TAKECAREOFMYBFF!!!!