Saturday, March 5, 2011

Just when you think...

...that things are starting to look up, life kicks you in the ass again. Yesterday was a really tough day at work. Pretty much everything that could go wrong, did. My friend Christina and I were at the point where we just doubled over in laughter at the events of the day. Then I get a call in the afternoon from my husband. The night before he was having some chest pain. Not severe chest pain, but just enough to be annoying and uncomfortable. Well, Friday afternoon it got worse and he called me contemplating going to the ER. I begged him to go. So he left work and my MIL picked him up at the house and brought him to the ER. I then met them over there, since my work is just down the street from the hospital. They did an EKG and a chest xray. Both came back normal. Phewww! Thank goodness he wasn't having a heart attack. With all the stress we've having lately, it seemed like a big possibility that a heart attack could be happening. I found myself rubbing my chest in the exam room, because I was experiencing what was probably a slight anxiety attack. I was about to hook myself up to the monitors!! Turns out about five years ago, my hubby had an episode happen with his lungs. It's called Spontaneous Pneumothorax. A condition where your lung can just collapse. Back then he ended up in the hospital for three days with a chest tube. No fun. So, he was thinking maybe this pain was a repeat of last time. Because I guess the dr told him that it can happen again. But the lung xray came back fine this time. So now its just a wait and see thing. There's nothing he can do but wait to see if the pain gets worse and go back to the ER. Which is a strong possibility because this is how it happened last time. He was sent home with the doctors saying everything looked okay, and then he was back in the hospital a week later. Hopefully, the chest pain will just go away and we'll get lucky and dodge this bullet. But our track record with LUCK isn't that great :) So, Friday was a long day. We should be expecting a $100 ER bill anyday now, too. Sweet. We are SO thankful that my hubby's heart is ok though. Things could be much worse.

I just wish life would give us a break for a little awhile. We don't deserve for it to be one thing after another ALL THE TIME. I know everyone has their own problems and life isn't always fair...but geez...we could really use a break...

My husband saw an article on MSNBC.com today about a Georgia lawmaker who wants to make miscarriages a crime. Possibly punishable by the death penalty. WHAT??! Unreal. I smell a scumbag!! I guess that puts my problems into perspective. Seems like the women of Georgia might have some real problems on their hands...

2 comments:

Amanda said...

Woah, I was really starting to worry when I started reading this post! I can't even imagine what you both went through, but I'm so so relieved everything looks ok. I know how overwhelming it can feel when something else, on top of IF, is added to the pot, so I hope you're able to relax with each other this weekend xo

RMCarter said...

I'm a new reader to your blog. :)

I know this sounds crazy, but could it be something with his back? I was having unbelievable chest pains and thought I was having heart trouble. My mom suggested it was a back issue and I didn't believe her. My back felt fine! But, sure enough, she was right. The only symptom of the back problem was the chest pains. Just a thought!