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Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Off to the ER!

I woke up in the middle of the night again, feeling like an elephant was sitting on my chest. Hubby gave me a couple of tums and I went back to sleep, trying to find a comfortable position. Around 5:30, the dog was barking and I woke up, feeling that awful pain. I got up and could not shake it. I took tums and then took a baby aspirin because I was scared I may be having a heart attack. I woke up my teenager and had her drive me to the ER. I called 911 from my cell and the dispatcher had a squad meet us at a restaurant in town. They were so kind to us and my daughter rode in the front with the driver. They drew blood and gave me nitro just in case I was having a heart attack. The pain stayed. Long story short, after the blood tests came back fine and the chest xray was okay, I was diagnosed with gastritis. OH my gosh that is kind of embarrassing, but my mom in law seems to think that I am having gall bladder issues, as this is the second time this has happened to me. Both times I have eaten my hubby's bbq spare ribs for dinner, so guess what I'm not having for dinner anymore :)


Holly Tree Primitives said...

Better embarrased than seriously . I am sorry to hear about your ER visit, but thank goodness it was not as serious as you thought. I have never heard of Gastritis, but I hope this will be something they can treat easily.

I am glad you are o.k.


Country*Road*Primitives said...

Thank you Michele :) Yes, I'd much rather be embarrassed!! I had never heard of it either... I have learned there are many things that could upset your stomach and effect your colon, gall bladder, esophagus... so much one issue could be without tons of testing to pinpoint it and even then things may not be detected. I'm definitely going to avoid anymore bbq ribs... I'm not much of a meat eater anyway... I LOVE chicken and veggies and maybe that's what I need to stick to :)