Tuesday morning I woke 4 a.m. with severe chest pain and my right shoulder numb. The pain got worse in just a few minutes. Mr. Wonderful called for an ambulance and I was whisked off to the hospital.
(One of my girlfriends has asked if the firemen and EMTs who showed up were cute. How on earth should I know?! I was in pain worse than no-drugs-labor. Besides, no reason to rate the cuteness of firemen and EMTs when Mr. Wonderful blows them all out of the water.)
I should have just had Mr. W take me to the hospital. He got there at the same time as the ambulance. It felt like the ambulance took every road construction project on the route to get to the hospital. Someone really needs to redesign those things for a smoother ride. Mr. W's truck would have been much more comfortable.
The ER dr. ordered blood work, EKG, chest x-ray and a MRI. After all this was done, ER doc ruled out heart attack and pulmonary embolism (that's a blessing right there. I thought I was having a heart attack.) ER doc thinks it might have been a esophageal spasm due to acid reflux (I don't get heartburn, what on earth is he talking about?) or an ulcer. He has prescribed an ulcer med (that gives me heartburn) and Prilosec. I have an appt. with my personal physician this Friday to discuss everything and decide where to go from there.
Since I don't know if this will happen again, I had to cancel going to UT to see my parents come home from their mission (Mr. W. can't go and if I had another attack while driving, well, that's just an accident waiting to happen.)
ER doc also gave me a note to stay home from school this week and rest (part of his prescription. I didn't ask for it.) My profs have all been good about it. I'll spend the time studying....and playing with my new birthday toy thanks to Mr. W's parents, my southern grandmother M, and my own budget. A brand spanking new sweet Kodak Z1015 IS.
You're gonna see more pics on this blog.
(PS - please pray for me. I'm a big believer in prayer. I want really good news come Friday.)