Friday, January 16, 2009


  • I am home from the hospital.
  • We still have NO diagnosis.
  • The heart Cath was fine
  • The Gall-bladder scan was fine
  • The Liver/pancreas scan was fine
  • The "scope-thingy" that they put down my throat into the stomach was fine. (sorta)
  • The CTScan of the abdomen -to make sure what the "scope-thingy" did find - that it was not a tumor - and IT WAS NOT - just a spleen poking into the side of my stomach. A fine spleen I might add.
  • I feel like I have been run through the wringer. Wait, I have.

So... why did I have chest pains that went to the arm and up into the neck? (and would not go away for 2 hours) I don't know.

But a couple of things that I did learn...

(1) If you need to get back to see the Dr fast... tell them you are having chest pains - and you get wheel-chaired in with a crew of 4 or 5 nurses in a split-second. Straight to the Dr.

(2) If one Nitro under the tongue relieves most of the pain, and then the second Nitro under the tongue gets the pain level down to about a #2, then you probably do not need the third Nitro... That nearly put me out. Seriously thought I was dying. The BP dropped to 80/40. I literally felt like everything was shutting down.

Hal just says that he knew I was not dying ... because I was so upset. No dying Grace. When the day comes for me to meet my Savior - I will be granted dying Grace. That is good. And he was right - It was not my day. (Here is his blog post.)

I will post again later (when all of this anesthesia has worn off - and I feel like a human again. And maybe have clear thoughts.)

But for now, thanks for those of you who knew and were praying. A special thanks to Michelle (my nurse, my friend, my sister in Christ) -it meant so much to have you taking care of me. Thanks to Lindsey, Jessica, and Melissa (also special friends, sisters-in Christ-) at the hospital - checking to make sure all was going well. And thanks to all that came to visit and called. Thanks to Anita for supper! You all are treasures! Once again, I must say - we are so blessed!

And... I know I have not posted my scripture - I was supposed to edit that before it posted. And right now, I cannot remember which one I was going to add. That too will come later. Maybe tomorrow.


SOUL: said...

i'm glad to hear that you're ok. but i know how frustrating it is to go through so much and still get no answers. hopefully the pain won't come back. maybe just a weird cramp or something??
happy weekend.

Gayle @ thewestiecrew said...

What in the world?! I had no idea that this had happened...
So you are home now? Do you need anything? :(

Barb said...

What a workover you've had!

A nurse friend told me that gas bubbles can mimic serious conditions. Maybe that's all they will find.

Hope you bounce back quickly.

Tammy said...

Awwww, I'm glad all your tests were negative. I know it's frustrating to not know what caused it but here's to praying you don't experience it again!

Laurie Ann said...

Sounds like you got a good report. I'm sorry you were hurting, though. My anxiety level would have gone through the roof! Praying that you are on the mend and feel better soon!

I have something here for you:
Love ya,Laurie Ann

A Stone Gatherer said...

So glad everything turned out O.K. How frustrating that you didn't find anything out though!

Lisa @ The Preacher's Wife said...

Oh Dee Dee...I'm SO glad you are okay! That is a terrifying experience. Praying you are recovering well...

Much love..

Fran said...

My goodness...had no idea. I'm sooooo glad that yu are ok. Hope today is a restful day.

Much love,

Darlene said...

So glad to hear everything is okay. Candace was keeping me updated. I am praying...
If I can help in anyway...let me know!!

Meredith said...

I found out on my way to the hospital. Alan called me. I know my patient's were probably wondering what I was thinking on so hard.:) I will continue to pray that this does not happen again. And I am so thankful you were in good hands and are ok!!
Love Meredith

Susan said...

My goodness, this has been quite a week for you! You're in my prayers. I know how frustrating it is to know something is going on, but not know what it is.

Blessings to you!

:-) Susan

Anonymous said...

So glad everything was ok. I know that was a very scary moment for you all! Keeping you in my prayers. Lara