Friday, February 17, 2012

I Have a Funky Heart!

Yesterday, I started my day by going to the ER.

When you mention chest pains, it is amazing how fast you get a room.
Try it!
You won't be disappointed.

And than I got to chew 4, count'em-4, baby aspirin.
Just enough water to get them down.

Next, I got the inside of my elbow gouged out by the nurse, who could not find my vein.
If she were a cartoon, the bubble over her head would read
" I'll dig just a little bit more and I'll find it."

She had to give up and drill another spot.
Honeyman said it was painful just watching.
Imagine how it felt.

Next came the EKG and blood tests.
Than an X-ray.

No heart attack and they can't find anything.

They sent me to get a stress echo test and to talk to a cardiologist.

They wanted my heart rate up to 180, but it didn't want to go past 170
so they went with that, because I was seeming to need to stop
Maybe they were afraid my heart was going to explode.

It was normal.

I figured that it would be.
But, one never knows.
It really felt like they were trying to kill me.

Apparently my heart skips beats sometimes and when the next beat comes it is harder and gives me some pain and can make me lightheaded.
It also can give me cottonmouth.

It isn't dangerous, but is annoying.
And funky!


  1. I'm glad you're okay. I like the new look of your blog.

    1. Thanks, Yvonne. I am glad it's nothing serious too.

  2. I am also glad you are alright. It does hurt like hell when they can't find a vein! Sorry. I once thought I was having a heart attack. I had tons of tests and they said my heart was "perfect". That still makes me smile because bad hearts run in my family.

    1. Heart problems run in my family too. Thanks.

  3. Yikes, Ruth!! So glad you're OK!! Great tip on the chest pain in the ER. Will have to try it sometime. Nah...maybe not. Feel better!,

    1. Yeah, you really don't want to. Thanks, Dawn.

  4. That sounds scary! I have good veins but have watched people go through the torture if sitting there while a nurse tries to find a vein.I wouldn't wish that on my worst enemy!

    Glad you're alright but sorry you had to go through hell to find that out.

    1. I was blessed with little veins. Lucky me.
      Thanks, Jenn.

    2. LOL! Me, too! Sucks, doesn't it?

  5. Glad you're okay and that you went to the hospital. Too many people ignore the warnings.

    1. If it was just the little pains, I wouldn't have gone. Getting the cottonmouth and being light-headed made me think I should.

  6. Funky Heart Syndrome. Sounds like the name of a rock band. Glad you're okay. I live in a rural area where I can plant trees, too. Ain't Mother Nature wonderful? :)

  7. Thanks!
    It is great. Cities don't let you do that.

  8. Well that sounds like a lovely adventure. :/ I'm more paranoid about lung cancer. I now know THREE people who go in for flu like symptoms, sent home, only to find out they have stage 4 lung cancer. Um, isn't that kind of obvious with an Xray?? Apparently not. So now every time I get chest pains I'm all freaking out that my lung is shriveling up or something.

    1. It would show up on an X-ray. I know because they have sent my dad in for them to check for cancer. No cancer showed up, but emphysema did.


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