My Health by shahlaa ()
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I will not be returning to California today as I had hoped to.... I just got out of the hospital...here is an update on my condition....
As most of you know I was admitted to the hospital on the morning of the 15th of this month with chest and back pain.... I awoke around 7:30am that morning with pain that felt like someone stabbing me through the shoulder blades and out through my chest between my breasts...the pain at times would also quickly travel to my ears... it was the worst pain I had ever felt in my life and it scared me so badly I called 911. I then called my daughter Angie, leaving a message on her cell phone...asking her to meet me at the hospital, I was crying and very frantic...she flew to the hospital. On the way there the ambulance people sprayed nitroglissen into my mouth twice and gave me 4 baby asprins... after the second spray of nitroglissen the pain stopped. Upon arrival to the hospital I was hooked up to an EKG and heart monitor. I was then admitted and put into a private room. I was put on a 2 gram heart diet.... Angie stayed with me and my son Luke came to the hospital to be with me also.... my daughter Dionna called from her vacationand Dave called and i believe I was told that my son Dennis also called and that my daughter in law Cathy called. My daughter Michelle later came and spent the night with me. I slept most of the time there... The following morning I was taken to radiation for a few tests... I was given an IV and shot full of radiation so that they could take pictures of my heart to see if there was any heart disease. I was then placed on a long table which moved up under this huge equipment that moved around my chest area and took 64 pictures of my heart... that took 20 minutes... I was then taken to the treadmill and walked 15 minutes on it... after that I was taken and given an ultra sound of my kidneys, liver, gall bladder.... then it was back to the bed that moved for more pictures. I was then sent to my room to wait for the doctor.... Four and a half hours later Dr. Schmidt, who is a heart specialist came to my room. I was told I had NO heart disease and that for now my heart is healthy... I was also told that my sugar intake is high but I am NOT diabectic or even close to being border line diabectic.... He said I needed to watch my sugar intake... I was also told I have high colesterol and I would be put on a medication called Caduet, however, I can not afford it at $170.00 so I am awaiting a phone call from my doctor to see if he can put me on something else or offer me some samples. I was also told that I have several polyps on my gall bladder, normally these polyps on the gall bladder are not cancerous...I was told by Dave yesterday and again by my doctor this morning over the phone that an unhealthy gall bladder can impair one's vision... I have been having problems with my vision which sees to have gotten worse in the last year... I have black floaters in both eye making it impossible for me to drive at night and impossible to drive without sunglasses during the day, my eyes burn and itch almost constantly and the vision seems to be fading in both eyes... I was also told that my esophagus is unnormally small and this is why my swallowing here recently is hard for me to do without taking large gulps of water to wash the food down.... So, I was released from the hospital about 4:30pm yesterday but have to see the heart doctor in 2 weeks and make an appointment to see a stomach doctor for my gall bladder and esophagus. I will keep you all informed as I learn more.
Image Comments (60)
flaviok () 12:50PM | Thu, 17 July 2008
Minha amiga, lamento ouvir sobre sua saúde não estar boa, mas estaremos orando para que tudo se recupere bem. Brlhante obra que nos trazes, aplausos (5) My friend, lament to hear about his/her health be not good, but we will be praying so that everything recovers well. Brlhante work that you bring us, applause (5)
Forevernyt () 12:56PM | Thu, 17 July 2008
Wow, I'm sorry to hear that. I hope everything works out for you and I'll keep you in my prayers and send you positive thoughts. Take care of yourself!
delbeke () 1:05PM | Thu, 17 July 2008
Um... no not everyone knew you were in the hospital. :o) Sorry to hear of your illness. Caduet is actually two meds combined. regulate high blood pressure and lower cholesteral and it is expensive. That means you were probably have to take two different meds instead of just one pill. If you don't have high blood pressure, then I don't know why they would give you Caduet, when there are meds just for cholesteral. Sounds like the pain I had with my gall bladder. You think you are dying. Worse pain I have had, including child birth. Go to this website: http://www.freemedicinefoundation.com/ You may qualify Take care
brycek () 1:08PM | Thu, 17 July 2008
So sorry to hear this Marlene..will keep you in my thoughts and prayers!!
helanker () 1:20PM | Thu, 17 July 2008
Marlene, I am very sorry to hear you have troubles with your health. I hope there will be a very good solution to your problem soon, so you can be healthy again. What a lovely landscape you have created.
davidoblad () 1:23PM | Thu, 17 July 2008
Hi Marcy.. Glad everything turned out on the up side. Sad you will have to postpone your trip back here this weekend.. but take care of yourself until I can. You know when you get back here I'm going to restrict your diet, so enjoy yourself while you can...lol. I've already lost 25 lbs since we started our diets 2 months ago. Another 20 lbs to go to reach my goal.. (210=>165) Now rest up and hope your health issues are all Gall Bladder related.. Medical Science has a good handle on that organ. Great image too.. I should mention. Hugs and kisses from Dave :^)
tetsu-pino () 1:25PM | Thu, 17 July 2008
Fantastic atmosphere and nice composition! Excellent work!!
Bossie_Boots () 1:56PM | Thu, 17 July 2008
Omg I never knew you were in hospital do take care and i wish you a speedy recovery and hope all goes well hugs lou x
evielouise () 2:05PM | Thu, 17 July 2008
Strange enough I was watering outside early morning and a neighbor who is named marlene stopped by and it reminded me of you coming in today wow: I sure hope you get better and perhaps its a warning sign not to make any move or changes in your life at this time: hope you get better I will say a prayer for your recovery and if you take time that wil happen ,your time is your own, use it wisely love and hugs )) evie:
pennykay () 2:16PM | Thu, 17 July 2008
Beautiful image Marlene. Sorry to hear about your health scare, I promise to keep you in my prayers! Hugs!
carlx () 2:42PM | Thu, 17 July 2008
Beautiful night scenery, Marlene!!! I hope You will be fine soon!!!
KarmaSong () 3:12PM | Thu, 17 July 2008
Wonderful composition, Marlene! I read you've been through hell lately, I do hope you'll get enough strength to pull through and come back to us with your superb Bryce work.
amirapsp () 3:29PM | Thu, 17 July 2008
Oh sis stay strong and know we are thinking about you during this time. Hugs always my dear friend...
TCopsey () 3:46PM | Thu, 17 July 2008
Soothing image and hopefully your appointments will be the same! Stay positive dear.
MarciaGomes () 4:23PM | Thu, 17 July 2008
MARLENE QUE TRISTE SABER QUE VOCÊ NÃO ESTÁ BEM DE SAUDE ESPERO QUE VOCÊ FIQUE BOA,ESTAREI ORANDO POR VOCÊ MINHA AMIGA.TUA OBRA É MAGNIFICA ESPETACULAR PAISAGEM.+++++++++++5
Tanglimara () 4:34PM | Thu, 17 July 2008
Great image Marlene but I'm more concerned with you. I really do hope you get through these troubling times, my thoughts are always with you. Take care my friend. Tony :-)
photostar () 4:58PM | Thu, 17 July 2008
Beautiful and serene image, Marlene. Your health is a vital part of one's well-being and I sincerely hope everything will turn out for the better. You are in my thoughts.
magnus073 () 5:47PM | Thu, 17 July 2008
Marlene I was so scared to read this and so sorry you have had to go through so much my friend. I am sorry to hear about the many problems you have and must deal with but so grateful to God that your heart is okay and nothing else is wrong. You'll be in my prayers for a speedy recovery.
myquad () 6:15PM | Thu, 17 July 2008
I had no idea you were in the hospital. Do take care. All my thoughts are with you. Hugs, Holly
pops () 6:52PM | Thu, 17 July 2008
Thank God it was not more serious. I had floaters in 1 eye due to a torn retina. A 20 min lasre surgery and it wastaken care of. I will pray everything will be all right
garybina () 6:58PM | Thu, 17 July 2008
You will be in my prayers. Know you`ll have many many friends pulling for you. Thanks for letting us know, and please keep us informed.We care! Gary & Bina
eekdog () 7:00PM | Thu, 17 July 2008
sorry i did not know that Marlene, i hope your condition gets better, glad it's not a bad heart. most of all i wish i was wealthy so i could buy you that medication. plz get better hon. sweet image also dear. lol steve