Thursday, March 3, 2011

Keepin’ It Interesting & Logistics

“Just trying to keep life interesting…”, at least that’s what I told my husband as he was driving me to the ER.

Backstory: I’d been having chest pains on my right side for several weeks. I don’t like to complain about minor ailments so I didn’t say much. On Tuesday I woke up and the pains were a little more severe. I phoned the nurse, she ran me through the standard questions and told me to proceed to the local ER. I got scared then thought about the logistics of how this would screw up everyone’s day.

I took a quick shower, my mom watched KLV and my husband drove me to the ER. I had the battery of tests. Outcome: nothing serious. I have inflamed cartilage in my chest/ribs which can mimic symptoms of a heart attack.

Other than feeling a little embarrassed I’m totally fine.

My question, am I the only one who thinks about logistics during a time when it really shouldn’t matter?

21 comments:

  1. Yes! You are the ONLY one! JK! But no joke, don't do that again. I'm older than you so listen! Don't wait weeks. Don't be embarrassed. Don't shower. Just go. I waited too and everything was okay and I felt a little silly...but better silly than dead! We must value ourselves and our family enough to take the best care of ourselves possible. A fellow (could have been a gal) in my art class dropped dead w/a heart attack last Sat. A pilot. Healthy. No warning. Not trying to be morose or fearful but just puts it all in perspective, huh? Not too preachy I hope??? ;)

    Sandra
    "Inspiration to lead healthier and more prosperous lives"
    http://reallifeinaminute.blogspot.com/2011/02/5-signs-of-heart-attack-in-women.html

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  2. HOW SCARY! You better take that stuff seriously...eventhough it was nothing serious this time its still worth a visit to make sure :) Whew, glad all is ok with you!!

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  4. I'm glad you're ok! A panic attack sent me to the ER this summer and uh, yes, I was totally worried about logistics! And embarrassed too...

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  5. Glad you are okay, I also like planet pink had an anxiety attack and severe acid reflux during my pregnancy that gave me the same symptoms of a heart attack...totally scary but better safe than sorry but the logistics did run through my head and then I got the chest pain and said screw it...lets go haha....lad your okay! Xoxo

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  6. I'm glad you're ok and it's nothing serious. Better that you found out for peace of mind now.

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  7. I totally think about logistics. Who will watch the kids? How long will we be gone? Am I sure this is really necessary? I GET IT! And it is very stressful.

    Isn't that just being a mom?!?!?

    I am glad that you are okay. That is really scary. I have some weird things happening right now too, but don't want (or feel like I have the time) to deal with it right now. But I am really glad you got checked out and everything is okay. Isn't it scary to think about? What if something happened and we (as moms) weren't here anymore, or able to do "our" jobs? For me, it is unthinkable.

    Sorry you had such a scare...and I'm really glad everything's okay.

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  8. I'm so glad you're ok. That must have been scary! I worry about everyone else too when I'm sick or hurt. I know I need to take care of myself but hate feeling like I'm making someone go out of their way. Even when I cut my nose, I was so upset that my pregnant friend had to take care of Abby along with her 2 year old and that my husband only had a few hours of sleep. But, sometimes it just has to be and thankfully it wasn't as serious as it could have been! Hope you're feeling better!

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  9. Well, I am glad to hear it was not a big deal. Your daughter is adorable.

    I am following you back. Have a great weekend!

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  10. First: Glad you are ok my bloggie friend!

    Second: No, sadly you are not the only one thinking in this manner. In fact I brought myself a little too close to the door of death recently because I was thinking logistics. (I am not exaggerating here.) First I put off going back into the ER because I knew after almost 2 years of the game I had an inflammation in my colon AGAIN and they would admit me. I didn't have time for it considering Thanksgiving was coming up and I wanted to make sure that everyone had a good memory because we don't know how much longer we have with my dear uncle who is deathly ill.

    As if that wasn't enough I finally allowed myself to be admitted the day after Thanksgiving and then I had to put off surgery against 2 doctors words because I had to get home and get everything set for the week I would be out. The whole time I was worrying about getting school clothes laid out for the week for baby girl and having enough meals prepared for the family I had a colon that had burst and was leaking into my gut causing me to go septic.

    So, no, you thinking like that in my opinion is dangerous but means you are a selfless mom!

    Again, glad you are ok!

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  11. Ouch! I hope you can get the pain resolved going forward. TGIF!! I am SOOOOO excited for the weekend!

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  12. wow, sounds scary. and no, you're not the only one who think about the logistics.

    Thanks for the follow...following you right back! Hope you're feeling better.

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  14. No. I'm very aware that it's inconvenient for me to be sick. I think it's a mom thing!

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  15. I think we all think about a lot of stuff we should not when the only thing we should be thinking about is ourselves and our health. I am not sure why you should feel embarrassed my friend. You took care of yourself by getting checked out. Thank God it was not something more serious. My husband thought he could take care of things himself in December and waited too long and almost died. Something that could have been fixed a little more easily turned into a life or death situation for him. So the message here is "take care of you" my friend. I hope you are well! Big hugs!
    Mama Hen

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  16. Thanks for stopping by my blog :) Following you back!
    Jen @ My Secret Home

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  17. Thanks for stopping by my blog yesterday, I am a little behind in getting back on my "rounds", sorry about that, but I am now following back. :) Glad you are find, but no you are certainly not alone, I waited about a week and a half myself and a co-worker finally told me I HAD to go in so I finished up my work load for her in case they had to admit me, in hind site that was silly. I was diagnosed with "wall pain" which means the same as what you had, yup, I felt silly after all that testing too. But, if I had to do it over all I would do different is go in sooner.

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  18. Stopping by to say hi :) That's a lovely pic of you and KLV up top.

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  19. Wow, what a scare! I'm so glad you're okay. Oh yes, we do this in our house too. In fact, my husband tripped and fell yesterday, and he's been putting off an emergency room visit, but I think we have to go tomorrow--no question. His ankle is swolen, and it's not appearing to get any better. Yes, we don't like life to take an unexpected turn, but it's way better to be safe for sure! Take care TV!

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  20. I read this earlier but didn't have time to comment. I'm so happy that it was nothing serious!!! God, that is scary! And yes, I'm ridiculous and think of stuff that no one cares about, like the floors needing to be cleaned before I go to the hospital. I mean, who wants to come home after a trip to the hospital with dirty floors?! I always think of who I'm putting out. Sometimes it stinks to be so thoughtful. : )

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  21. Glad you are okay! It's a testament to your character. Always concerned for others before yourself. You are one of a kind, my friend!

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