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?