Tuesday, April 14, 2009

My low and high in the day!

The low:
Before leaving this ER room, I shot a photo of where I'd hung out this morning from 7am to 11am after waking with a pain in my chest that scared me.

I'm fine now. No one thinks the pain was heart related, but after calling and canceling a morning workout with Stacy who said I should go to ER and then calling and talking to Keenan (Ray's retired cardiologist golfing buddy) who said have Ray take you to ER , I decided I better go. Ray drove me the 7 minutes to Eisenhower Hospital's ER. Ray knew the procedure would take about 4 hours from the last time we'd been there.

This is the second time I've gone to this ER since we moved to the desert with concern over heart related pain. I didn't want to go. I hate going there. I feel like a hypochondriac or the girl who cried wolf. It's the 4th time I've been in the hospital or ER since we moved here. First when I fractured my hip bike riding, next when I had an systemic reaction to a red ant bite, and then the two heart pain related scares.

The pain in my chest went away in the hospital. After eating lunch at home, the pain came back a bit. The ER doctor wants me to have another cardio stress test but he, and I too, think this is gastrointestinal. Maybe my nightly popcorn snack is playing havoc with my intestines or esophagus? Do you think? Wouldn't that be horrible? Anyway, I am not worried, so I hope you aren't either. Just reporting my day.

The high:
On the evening news, Brian Williams reported a story about this lady singer and gave the viewers this link to hear what he was referring to. On the news clip I noticed Simon Cowel was involved as it was some British American Idol type show. I raced to my computer to view this link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9lp0IWv8QZY The judges mouths fell open and remained that way as the woman continued to sing for her audition.

Another video brings tears to my eyes.


lamont said...

ERs are way more fun when you're bleeding. I hope you feel better after the reassurance of the stress test.

Unknown said...

You know I'm no friend of Idol, but that was great! xoxoxo

Joanna said...

Linda, I am relieved that you are okay, popcorn will do that to you, but please have the stress test soon. I love you!

Susan Lowery said...

Hi Linda,

I'm glad you're okay.
The video is wonderful, it was also on the news this morning.
I too cried, it was beautiful, her spirit was beautiful.