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Tuesday, June 19, 2012

went to the chiropractor today - he after adjusting me and asking different questions. point blank told me I have had a heart attack or am about to have one. just because of the symptoms I was mentioning ( which are vastly different than those in men). Pressure in the chest, indigestion. are two biggies. I just figured I would tough it out. Didn't think anything of it til he said that.
long story short, my CNA friend and two other nurses I know all told me in no uncertain terms to get to the ER immediately and get it checked out. I did. I have not had a heart attack but the sack around the heart and between the ribs, is severely inflamed. We dont know why. He treated me at the ER and sent me home with some meds for the next couple of days with orders to stay home and rest. ( thats the easy way to say it) and schedule app with primary doctor within one week!
scary. Could use prayers thanks

makes me want to rethink being in a 5% challenge right now. Not sure I am up for this. It does mean I will not be heading on a road trip with my friend as planned on Wed. must follow doctors orders. My friend has already told me she will not let me come! she says it because she cares.

sigh. so tired. hurt so bad. ugh will this ever end?
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  • JODIEC79
    My thoughts and prayers are with you. Make sure you take the doctors advice and relax. Take care of yourself and keep us posted on your health.

    3078 days ago
    Prayer card altered for you Julie!! emoticon feeling ill soonest!
    3086 days ago
    Hugs to you...I'm adding you to my prayer list! emoticon
    3086 days ago
    You may want to look into a cardiologist. Call around, you may have to have a referral. Perhaps the ER doc can do that. Or just tell the cardiologist's office what the ER said. Trust me, you want to see the right doc for your care. I hope they can figure out what is going on quickly! emoticon
    3087 days ago
    yea. my docs secretary wasn't very professional, but maybe doesn't know better. doctor was out of office today and she just said, well, we might need to move your next appointment up sooner than Aug20th.
    that didn't set well with me. So I pursued different doctor and I will call him again tomorrow to see if he is available to see within a week -- if not, I will be changing doctors again.
    too important not to get the immediate care. Especially when they found that the entire sack that surrounds the heart is very inflamed. and needs immediate treatment or more damage ( and permanent damage) can happen rapidly at this point if not treated.!
    one would think they would at least refer me to the other doctor in the building, or refer to hospital??? but nope. so I took it in my own hands and went further and may have to do so again.
    just exhausted and not thinking straight, but this didn't help!

    3087 days ago
    You're doing the right thing. At least, you had a Dr., Chiropractor, or not, who cared! I went to the doctor's, my primary, for a scheduled appointment. Told him the symptoms that I was feeling; he, supposedly, listened to my heart, took my vitals, etc. ... sent me home, telling me that everything was fine, for me to stop worrying. About two hours later, while at home, I was having a heart attack! I didn't know that's what was wrong (remember, my doctor had just told me that I was okay there); until my friend insisted and took me to the emergency room. Thank goodness, it was not my time to go. Although, I was pressured to sue, I didn't because I believed that I survived through God's divine intervention; and did not feel right on punishing another; I did leave that Doctor, ASAP! So, long story short; see a doctor (preferably a Cardiologist), ASAP, is my recommendation!
    3087 days ago
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