Wednesday, December 15, 2010

SO SATURDAY STARTS WITH A VISIT TO THE HOSPITAL....

Yep!! An unexpected trip to the Hospital is never fun. One that lasts until Tuesday night is even more "unfun"!
I had been feeling out of sorts for the last few days. Nausea, light headed, dizzy, and I was patiently waiting for the stomach bug to hit after so many friends had caught it. Saturday morning I was miserable. I felt if I didn't stay still I was going to pass out or heave, or both. My husband brought me to the emergency room and while I was there discussing the possibility of vertigo, they had been monitoring my heart. My heart had an unusual beat. Since it seemed to happen randomly, and they could not pinpoint why, they admitted me to monitor my heart. They were concerned that my heart may have caused the symptoms I was having. After every test in the book, they felt confident that my heart was not the issue and final released me last night.
Needless to say, I was ecstatic to be home. All I wanted was a hug from my little one, a kiss from my hubby, and a nice hot shower.
My boss was nice enough to let me have the rest of the week off. And it is sooooo appreciated.
I am going to relax, make a follow up visit to my primary care doc and see if I can get to the bottom of the nausea and lightheadedness.
One positive note out of this whole mess. It sure put Christmas into perspective. I am going to reduce some of my "to-do" lists and really enjoy the next few weeks of festivities. Join me! This time of the year is always hectic, but I am going to only do "what I have to" and leave the rest for another day. Now is the time to enjoy the wonders of Christmas.
I will share my adventures as they happen.

Till Later,
Cyndi

8 comments:

  1. Yikes, Cyndi! Well, I'm glad your ticker seems to be okay. Once I had an inner ear infection (no pain in the ear whatsoever) that was so weird and random, I ended up in the ER. The room was spinning, spinning. :) I hope you feel better and you are so right, just do what you can do, and hug the family. xox!!

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  2. Oh Cyndi! I'm so sorry, how frightening for you! I'm glad to hear you're home now. Take good care of yourself and rest!

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  3. Hope you are feeling better soon!
    Merry Christmas!
    Hugs, Sharon

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  4. ooo! No pun intended, but my heart was in my throat reading this!

    So glad you're fine and yes, you're right about the stress this time of year. It's so easy to romanticize the hustle and bustle of baking cookies, wrapping gifts, and decorating, but it does take its toll.

    Take Care and Merry Christmas!
    Jill

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  5. Thank you all for your get well wishes! I am sitting here looking at my tree and getting ready for bed. I have a follow-up doctor's appointment tomorrow, so lets hope he has some help for me. It could be vertigo, or my gall bladder. I can handle either one that comes along, especially after last weekend - LOL

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  6. I hope you're feeling better. Sorry to hear you being down and out. Enjoy your down time. Merry Christmas. Norma.

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  7. Oh Cyndi! My MIL ended up in the hospital with similar symptoms. She was lacking potassium and sodium and they said she had too much fluid in her system which we aren't sure about as we have to push her to keep drinking liquids. I hope whatever you are dealing with has an easy fix! Are you feeling better now?

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  8. Norma, I hope you and your family had a wonderful holiday!

    Sheryl,
    I am starting to feel better. Still in the middle of doing more test. Everything is pointing toward my acid reflux and gall bladder...and I found out I have a hernia that I didn't know about - LOL
    But I think when all is said and done, it will be an easy fix to get back to feeling like my old self. Can't wait.

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