Yesterday I posted of how I went to the ER and was subsequently admitted for chest pain and numbness in my left arm. As I stated, I had had these sharp pains before and really thought they were muscle spasms, but the numbness had me freaked out. First, I want to thank you for your comments and emails. They really mean so much to me. Second, I checked out fine and after numerous, and most likely very expensive, tests my heart looks fine. It could just be a viral infection in my muscles that won’t show up on tests that is causing these recent pains. The doctor (not mine as he is on vacation) thought it could be a pinched nerve that had my arm feeling numb, but the cerebral spinal x-ray didn’t show anything. I will be following up with my own doctor in the near future.
Again, thank you for your concern. A couple of comments needed to be addressed so here you go:
Aunt Becky asked if they gave me the mesh panties with the pads. They did in fact provide them, but I didn’t take them up on it. As the pad actually had an ‘adhesive strip’ I decided to stick with my ‘Body by Victoria’ panties. It was bad enough wearing the hospital gown with my backside hanging out. If a girl’s going to try to look pretty, it’s not going to happen with those mesh panties.
Lceel was happy that I provided a link to my ‘Emancipate the Boobs’ picture. Lou, you’re welcome.
Kapgar was scared that they were able to get my weight from the bed. That was a surprise to me too, however I think it would be worse if they could do that at fast food drive-thru’s. Can you imagine ordering lunch and the cashier telling you that you can not, in fact, ‘Biggie Size’ your order as you’re over the weight limit?
Gin was glad that my humor was still in tact. It was and had I had my Nikon CoolPix with me I would have documented it with photos…but not of my exposed backside…because you already saw it here.
Now I’m going to break my only blogging rule that I have set for myself and talk about a co-worker (I know it’s strange that I don’t blog about work as I go by Employee No. 3699, but what ev-ah). As I mentioned the two co-workers that were there when I decided to go to the ER did not offer to either drive me or call 911. So when my husband called on Friday to let them know I was okay and wouldn’t be in, he inquired as to why no one had offered and he was told they didn’t think of it. I know I looked fine but, BUT, what if I wasn’t? He was just concerned and curious, so he asked. That question was not out of line in my book, but what is questionable is the reception I got upon returning to work. The co-worker that he spoke to was not only cold to me and didn’t even ask how I was, but she had apparently told everyone that he was rude to her when he called. WTF? It was a reasonable question. Had it been me in her place I would have insisted upon driving either driving my co-worker to the hospital or calling for an ambulance. At the very least, I would have asked if they were okay to drive. And the cherry on top? My supervisor called me into his office to tell me that my husband’s question had him thinking all weekend about how we need to have some protocol in effect should a similar situation present itself in the future, but also that my husband should not have said anything. So yeah, thank you again blogging community for your concern. It was more than I got from the people I’m around more than forty hours a week.
Okay, I’m done with my little rant and now I’ll get back to the title of this post, which is “Ebb and Flow”. What I really want to say is that I find myself either keeping up with all the posts in my Reader…or not. I really don’t know how many blogs I follow and I’m afraid to count right now, but I currently have 121 unread posts. I try to keep up, and usually I do, but the last few weeks have had me at a loss. Between not reading for days at a time during BlogHer, Girls’ Weekend and now a hospital stay (with shitty feminine hygiene products and no WiFi), I have become the worst commenter ever in the entire Blogosphere. But, here’s the thing; I honestly read every post. I have to or I might miss something! That being said, I will catch up but I will not be commenting on each and every post. I can’t physically do it. My heart is connected to all of you and even though all the tests say my heart is fine…I still can’t physically do it, so bare with me for a bit.