Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Ebb and Flow...

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.


Wonderful World of Weiners said...

Could your husband have been any more out of line???

JUST KIDDING??? I would have asked the exact same damn question. Sounds like you work with some Grade A Asshats.

Glad you're doing ok.

Hallie :)

Kim's Korner said...

First and foremose, so glad to hear the heart's OK! Since you mentioned viral, I thought I'd let you know a friend of mine went through a similar experience this weekend, and was diagnosed with fluid around the heart, caused by a virus. The condition is called Pericarditis.

Only thing is ... she got good drugs out of the deal ... you got an ancient maxi pad. Go figure. ;-p

Your husband was ABSOLUTELY NOT out of line!

Your co-worker? Rhymes with ITCH!

Your supervisor? Give me his number! I think he needs to brush up on his 'people skills' and I'd be just the chick to give him that brushin'!

I'd write a letter to HIS supervisor, explaining HIS reaction to all of this! Then again, maybe that's just the ITCH in me coming out ;-)

Still. Not cool reactions. At all.

Sorry your co-workers suck. :-(

Badass Geek said...

I'm pretty sure my employer would have reacted the same way. Suckage all around.

Keeping up with my Reader can be quite a chore, too. Don't worry about it, I know you're around even if you don't comment. =)

Wait. What? said...

That is crazy!!!

It makes me angry to know that people we see every day could care less about the real things that are going on that may well be life threatening and I say BS to the boss who says your husband was out of palce asking - Because in my humble opinion that IS your husbands place - looking out for you!


Jenny Grace said...

I've been living in my own head lately so I didn't know about this?!?!

I'm so glad you're ok.

Nej said...

I have my reader split into two categories...ones I have to read as often as possible...and ones I read when I get the chance. I was down to 6 total posts left to read on the "must read" list....and then missed a couple days. Now I'm trying to get caught back up again. :-) :-)

Your post got me wondering, and thinking, about what my co-workers would do. I'd have to say, that most of them would drop everything to take me.

If for not other reason, then the fear of my hubby coming to visit them if they didn't. :-)

Coal Miner's Granddaughter said...

Wow. Just, wow. Your husband had every right to ask that question. In fact, he had every right to march over there and look those people in the face while he asked said question.

I'm gonna kick some ass next time I'm up there.

And? Don't worry about getting behind on blog reading. Hello? I'm the queen of getting behind and my only excuse is disorganization.

Captain Dumbass said...

No wi-fi in the hospital? It's barbarous! I'm not getting sick then.

Your co-workers are assholes.

Aunt Juicebox said...

Wow. That's pathetic. I miss having a regular job, but when I think about some of the crap I dealt with from my co-workers, I regret quitting a little less. People can truly suck. I can't imagine seeing a co-worker in distress for any reason, and not doing whatever I could to help them. Even if I didn't like them, it's just human decency.

kapgar said...

Yeah, it would scare me too. Kinda like Minority Report where the ads scan your eyes as you walk by and customize the ad just for you. Freaky. I'd hate for the signboards to announce my size right then and there.

meleah rebeccah said...

OMG. I have been offline for a while and I had NO IDEA you went through such an ordeal.

And just for the record...your co-workers seem like real asshats to me. I would have been very worried and concerned!

And your husband was NOT out of line whatsoever. If anyone is out of line, its your co-workers. UGH!

Im happy that you are OKAY! And thankfully whatever it was subsided.

[Oh and I truly know how hard it is to keep up with everyone's blog posts!]

Anonymous said...

First, I am so glad you are ok. And you do have a great sense of humor. Second, your supervisor probably told you your husband was out of line because he was totally embarrassed and figured he needed to deflect the blame! I know what you mean about Google reader since being on vacation. I do read, but have not been as faithful about commenting.
And last...reading your last line again, I'd love to "bare" with you! *wink wink*

Reinvent Dad said...

The heck with your workmates. I'm just glad to hear you're OK and will follow-up with your own physician when he returns from vacation.

Aunt Becky said...

Dude. Those mesh panties are HOT.

Lola said...

Yeah, you work with some douchebags for sure. Goes to show ya who you can rely on ;(

I'm having a hell of a time keeping up with my own blog, forget about what's in my reader. Seems like most people are feeling the same lately. It's summer, and living life is more important I say.

mumma boo said...

Are you sure your co-workers and your supervisor are human? Asshats indeed.

Glad to hear that everything checked out fine for now and that you're following up with your regular MD. Take care of yourself!

Unknown said...

If that had been me - I would have been a lot more than rude. As far as I'm concerned, Paul showed remarkable restraint.

Anonymous said...

First and foremost, THANK GOD YOU ARE OK. That is the most important thing.

Secondly, I think it is a shame your co-workers couldn't drive you to the hospital. What if you had fallen ill at the wheel? Your husband was right to question them. I would have gone in and punched them in the nose.

Thirdly, no apologies are necessary re. commenting. I am so behind it just isn't funny; but like you I love all the bloggers I read. They're like my family.

Look after yourself, hon. Your health is the most important thing XXXX