Thursday, January 19, 2012

Things I've Learned Thursday

This is not going to be your typical TILT. This week has been an 11 on a scale of 1 - 10. It started out with being sick with what seemed like a cold but turned into an asthma problem which went into a heart episode. I like to pretend that I'm a hypochondriac with J just to get his reaction to my made up illnesses but this is one of those times when I couldn't make it up.

Long story short...slightly enlarged heart, EKG, nitro pills, blood pressure meds....4 days of missed work, tons of worried people and an appointment with a cardiologist in the near future has been the gist of it all.

It has taught me something though...

1) When J says "no" he means "no" as in, "No, you're not going to work." or "No, you're not driving yourself to the doctor's appointment."

2) A simple compliment takes away the feeling of being uncomfortable. I cringed when the technician needed to put the electrodes on my chest. I hate revealing the scars (talked about in another post wayyyy back when). Instead of waiting for her to ask about the scars, she said, "You have such gorgeous skin! I love your skin tone!" I instantly relaxed.

3) Nitro glycerin tablets burn when placed under the tongue. Sort of resembles putting a lit firecracker under the tongue.

4) When I think I'm hearing a car with a loud bass thumping, it's not, it's really my heart beating loudly in my ears.

5) I will take every symptom I feel, seriously.

6) I am LOVED!!!

7) Hearing J tell me for the billionth time that he's here and not going anywhere makes me feel like I'm the luckiest woman alive.

8) My daughters are going to come over to babysit...ME. Can you believe it? I'm being babysat?

9) My doctor is the most eccentric doctor I've ever met. She reminds me a little of the absent minded professor but in a good way. I owe her for taking two hours to examine and treat me. Not once did she show that she had someplace else she'd rather be.

10) I am so thankful to work at a place where I am truly missed and where they really care about me!

What have you learned?


Reyna said...

I don't know all the details but I sure am glad you got the help and are continuing to get the help you need!!
AND remember how loved you are!

Buckeroomama said...

Your heart episode aside, reading this post made me happy. I'm happy that you have J and I am happy that you have people who care so much about you. :)

Hope you are feeling better... and please do take it easy.

Mari said...

I'm so sorry you had to go through this, but so thankful that you are surrounded by so much love!
Rest and enjoy those babysitters. :)

MissKris said...

I learned all this back in 2008 when I was so sick and had two major operations in one year. Definitely taught me how to stop and smell the roses. I will be praying for you, my dear friend. (((((HUGS)))))

MissKris said...

PS And isn't it weird how nitro also makes it feel like your heart's going to burst out of the top of your HEAD!? Powerful stuff!

Brian Miller said...

whew...i am glad you are ok...and over all...knowing you are loved trumps the rest for me...smiles.

Beau's Mom said...

I'm so glad you left a comment on my blog so I could find you. Now I can put your blog on my "blogger's block" again! (and come back to read your posts!)

Rae said...

I am sorry to hear the week was so rough, but glad that you are able to find something good in it. You are an inspiration with your attitude. You are in good hands with the "babysitters" and your own "Dr. J" to watch over you. Sending prayers your way. Best Wishes.

Just Stuff From a Boomer said...

I am so glad to hear you are being babysat. That just screams love to me. I am sorry you weren't feeling so well though. Or, feeling "punky" as my mother used to say. And yes, you are loved. Do take care of yourself for us.

Nezzy said...

Oh darlin', I hate to hear ya had problems with you heart. I'm happy J is right there by your side. Let him spoil ya.

In the meantime know my prayers are with you.

Here's sendin' you some big old hugs sweetie.

God bless and feel better. :o)

Lin said...

Well, those are all so GREAT! You must be well-loved and a good patient. :)

I sure hope you get this sorted out and are feeling better SOON!! How scary!

Stacy said...

So glad you are well and got the help you needed...and found the blessings along the way. :)

Sweet Tea said...

I hope this week was just a "bump in the road" regarding your heart issues. There's nothing better than feeling the support of people who love you when one is sick or going thru crisis. Let them pamper, baby, and boss you, at least till you're totally well again. Take care and feel better, Friend. You're IMPORTANT!

Relyn said...

I wanted to stop by and thank you for your encouraging words. It is good to be back here; among friends. I wish you a weekend of unexpected warmth, lots of laughter, and a great piece of chocolate. Take care, friend. ~ Relyn

Janet said...

Hi there,

I found your blog through your comment at the Country Wings in Phoenix blog. Sherry is such a sweet person.

And speaking of sweet. I love the name of your blog. :)

I am really sorry to hear of the health troubles you are going through. We have been through lots with my husbands troubles. So I know how it is as far as all the things that we have to do with hospitals and doctors.

Isn't it great to know you have people there that care so much.

Prayers will be said here for you. I hope that all goes well. Know that Heavenly Father knows you and loves you and will always be there for you...

I will love to stop my again a read your posts.

Take care, Janet W

Anonymous said...

Praying for you. And hope your also not getting flooded in the heavy rains were having.

God bless you both


Jeanette Levellie said...

Glad you have daughters who love you.

I learned that FB will put me in Timeout if I friend request too many people I don't know. Ha! They don't know I can make friends without their help!

Liz said...

Oh my gosh!! I'm glad you got to the doctor and have begun treatment. I hope that you can get your heart back into shape with what ever the doctors have told you to do (and you better listen!!). Please take good care of yourself so that you and J can have many more years together and you can spend a lot more time with your wonderful family. I'm glad you were surrounded by love during your tough week.

Helene said...

I'm so sorry but I'm happy to hear that you are being well taken care of! J sounds like a wonderful husband!!

Hope you're feeling better soon!

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

So glad you got checked out....and I agree a kind word or compliment can totally change a situation....and a good doctor makes all the difference Take care of yourself

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Yvonne said...

You have such lovely skin tone! A beautiful compliment at a perfect time!

Annesphamily said...

God loves you, you are well cared for in this world and many people love you. You are blessed in many ways and you have a wonderful ability to make us smile here.

Life with Kaishon said...

I am so sad that this has happened to you. I am sitting here this morning with tears streaming down my cheeks. I pray you will recover quickly. You will be in my thoughts. Much love friend.


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