Friday, March 18, 2011

Foodie Nightmare

    So I have been feeling crappy since last Monday night. Tight chest, hard to breathe and it kinda felt like my throat was closing. It didnt go away so the next day after work I went to one of the urgent care places. They said I could be having an allergic reaction and they gave me steroid shot.  It ended up not working so they suggested that I go to the ER.  LAME.  I hate going to the the ER but they said that I could have a bloodclot which terrefied me, so I obliged.  Six hours (and some crying) in the ER later "we couldn't find anything serious wrong with you so schedule a follow up visit with your primary care Dr" UGH. Good news though, but I would like to have those 6 hours of my life back k thanks.
  Some special moments from the ER included the nurse asking if she could pull down the front my gown in front of my husband to place the heart monitor on my chest. Me: "yeah hes seen them before".  Way to keep it classy Jules. She explained that her assuming the relationship of the people in the room led to some uncomfortable situations in the past. I had to get one of those IV ports put in and blood taken- this is what I hate i feel like that hing is going to poke right through the other side of my arm. As the nurse is putting this in my arm and trying not to cry or puke Dan starts tell stories of how they would put the IV ports in their arms before the would go on patrol during his first tour in Iraq and how lots of people would pop their veins because they were inexperienced at putting IV's in "yeah it makes a weird popping noise". "Dan, I'm going to vom on you."  Other than that my experience wasn't too bad just lots of waiting
    I had my follow up appointment yesterday and it turns out I have acid reflux but hopefully not forever maybe just a flare up. The put me on Prilosec and a strict "anything that is delish you cant eat or drink" diet (super sad face) and I have to go back in 6 weeks. I took my Prilosec today and I already feel lots better so that was reassuring and I can breathe again!

Anyway Dan and I (as long as I can still breathe) are off to run the Rock CF Half Marathon in Michigan this weekend! Race recap to follow :) Hope everyone has a great weekend!


  1. Gosh ERs are so messed up!! Glad you're feeling better though!!

  2. Feel better and good luck at the race!

  3. good luck at the race this weekend!

    Glad that it was nothing too serious, I have acid reflux at times and sometimes when I eat onions it makes me SO sick. :( One time I had to call in sick to work because I didn't know what the heck was wrong-LOL!

  4. oooh I hope the reflux goes away!!!! Glad you're ok!

    "yeah he's seen them before" -- bahahahahaha! so what I would have said ;)

    Jenn @ Peas & Crayons

  5. Well at least it was nothing horribly serious! Sounds like quite the day in the ER!

  6. What a bummer! So sorry to hear about this - it would be my nightmare, too! I hope you're back to normal (and can enjoy fun food and drinks) soon.

  7. I'm still convinced it's not the pad thai. :) Glad you're betterrrrr!