I feel really bad that I mentioned my chest pains so casually in my last blog and didn't realize I would cause such a stir...you love me! You really love me! I appreciate all the concerned emails and calls I really didn't mean to leave you hanging, so here is the scoop.
A couple of years ago I started having chest pains, dizziness, I would wake up with my heart about to pound out of my chest.. Well since heart disease runs in my family I was sure my heart was going out on me. I went to the Dr. and they ran a lot of test (expensive tests!) Only to discover my heart is fine and it was all anxiety/panic attacks. Who knew your mind could do so much to effect your body! I sure didn't. Well once I knew it was anxiety of course that was half the cure. I felt better soon after.
Well, about a week ago I started having a pain and pressure in my chest that got worse and worse. It was very painful and I kept walking around trying to get rid of it. Of course Mark was concerned also but it finally went away and I was fine. Then one day last week, Mark left to run some errands and I was home alone. The pain started again only this time much worse. I tried to call Mark and he didn't answer right away, so I thought should I call 911? I may be having a heart attack and if I just sit here and do nothing, that would be crazy. So eventually I called my friend/neighbor Helen next door and she wasn't home, then I tried my other friend/neighbor Julie and she wasn't home but her husband (Jim) came over. He asked what was wrong and if he should call 911. I said I didn't know but Mark would be home soon (I did get a hold of him). So he came home and by then the pain had subsided.. (I later told Helen I had tried to call her that day and she said "OH" and I said something like "yeah, I really didn't need anything, just thought I was having a heart attack".)
I went to the Dr. yesterday and my heart checked out fine.. My Doctor said it sounded like a gall bladder attack. I was relieved.. Again I'm trying to blame my poor heart when it's doing it's job just fine. Sorry little heart..just keep on keepin' on :).
As it stands I'm waiting to hear on my blood work and next Wednesday will have an ultrasound on my gall bladder..
Sorry again for the scare but hey now I know if I need a little attention just mention a few little chest pains and leave ya hangin'. Sorry.