Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Heartbreaker

I wish I had some good news to report about the house or something but things just seem to be rolling downhill right now. I really don't like to post about down stuff but since I haven't posted in a while I thought I should put up something in case there are one or two out there that might be wondering what's going on.
I haven't been feeling too good this past week and have missed a couple of days at work. Just really tired and some other problems. My long time readers may remember that I occasionally have a little problem with my heart that I was born with. Just a minor arrhythmia but it bothers me sometimes. Feeling worse than usual though I went to my doctor Monday to see what he said. Oh, it's some other thing going on; not your heart, he assured me. But we'll run an EKG just to see. Afterward, I was supposed to go and have a chest X-ray but they suddenly told me I needed just to go have a seat in his office for a minute. In his words, the EKG results were consistent with a lateral myocardial infarction. It took me a few minutes to realize what he meant. I've had a mild heart attack. No, no, they said this wouldn't happen. I'm only 40. My heart beats strong, they said. It's just a minor arrhythmia. It skips sometimes, that's all. So, I'm barred from going back to work for now. I go have another test in the morning. One good thing is that the blood work came back fine. No damage to my heart. Well, anymore than what is normally wrong with it. This kinda sucks.
So, I don't really even know what to think about things. Just going to do this next test and see what they say after that. I swear I'll try to have a happier post next time. My garden is doing well, at least.

14 comments:

Island Rider said...

Ack! Don't apologize for posting bad news! Those of us who care about you need to know. Take care of yourself! Praying for you today.

Woody said...

Annie.. I'll be keeping you in my prayers throughout the days ahead. People with big hearts sometimes have to endure small problems with them.

peace

Ed Abbey said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you Annie. I just went through and blogged about a heart problem that have been going on in my family. I've spent so much time in the hospital over the last week that I don't need to go back for the rest of my life.

Maya said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your health problems(but very glad that the results came back with no permanent damage). Hang in there and treat yourself well with your time off.

molly said...

Ugh! You make sure you get plenty of rest woman! You're in my thoughts and prayers! Hugz

edifice rex said...

Hey IR! thanks; I appreciate your thoughts.

Hey Woody! thanks, you're sweet. I wish it were that I had a big heart. Sometimes I think it's that I'm just stupid and worry about the wrong things.

Hey Ed! thanks a bunch. Hope your situation improves also.

Hey Maya! thanks! I'm trying. :)

Hey Molly! thanks! resting is one thing that I have definately been doing.

Elizabeth said...

Annie,
For heaven's sake girl don't appologize. Who said you have to blog about only happy or upbeat things? Take care of yourself and don't worry. Stess is the worst thing for a body.

The Country Experience said...

Annie, I hope the rest of the tests came out okay. Please take good care of yourself! Can you get on disability to tide you over?

I'm thinking about you. Please don't apologize for posting this. As others have said, those of us who care would like to know. Hugs!

Anonymous said...

Oh no! Please don't worry about your blog. I have wondered about what you were doing. I am so sorry to hear about health problems. You should post about anything you are feeling like addressing. You are in my prayers. S.

Rurality said...

Wow I was so surprised to read this! I hope you are doing ok. Please don't hesitate to let me know if you need anything.

Nice dwarf iris pic! I love those little guys.

countrypeapie said...

Hey Annie ~ We are all thinking of you and your big, strong heart with the small imperfection. Didn't I read back in college that the Navajo always incorporate imperfection into their art, because it's a truer reflection of nature? Or something like that. :)

Linda said...

Hey!

I'm sorry to hear about your heart! Please let us know if we can do anything for you. Seriously.

Feel better...

Jenn said...

Ugh. No wonder you are experiencing difficulties right now.

Take your time, let the blog rest, figure out what you are doing with all of this, heart, house, hope, all of it.

We, the peanut gallery, will be here, stopping by to check up on you occasionally.

I think you just need a vacation and some down time (but I don't mean that as 'depression time' - nobody needs that)

You work so hard, all the time.

Fire up the wheel and just lose yourself, or something like. Rest.

edifice rex said...

Hey Jenn! Thanks for your comment and I'm going to do just that. Rest and rethink.