Due to some middle-of-the-night events, I had my daughter take me to the ER on Friday. When I mentioned chest discomfort, shortness of breath, headache and nausea, they immediately took me to a room and proceeded doing an EKG.
They admitted me for at least overnight, for observation. I was in a single-occupancy room, which was spacious!
Due to the fact that I have been bleeding at least lightly and nearly continuously for over 6 years now, they did an ultrasound.
Of course, they also took vials of blood. And they did an echocardiogram. There was one mention of doing a scan on my brain (because of my lightheadedness and dizziness), but that never happened.
|My heart monitor|
My heart passes inspection. Apparently it's strong and healthy. But my blood pressure is high...And my A1C was 8.4. So now I am on meds for blood pressure and diabetes.
The gynecologist wants to do a D&C, or at least a biopsy, which is to be done outpatient.
I was discharged yesterday.
At least I had a nice view from my hospital room!
Lunch was a turkey sandwich, and fresh fruit.
(There was a thick slice of turkey and a slice of swiss cheese on that croissant. Those tater tots were way over cooked. This was the worst meal I had at the hospital)
I am mostly vegetarian, and I really want to get back to it, or even go vegan. But they served me meat 2 or 3 times a day while I was in the hospital, and I'm used to having nor more than that much in a week! It was hard to handle, in a way.
So, now I am definitely getting serious about my health. It is going to be a lot of hard work, I know, and I am going to need lots of encouragement. Won't you please become a part of my team of personal trainers and encouragers?!