Yesterday was a very weird day. I went to the office, had a meeting with JSB and then went to run some errands. I was in Whole Foods when all of a sudden - I felt this strange pressure in my chest and down my arm. I stopped and took a deep breath - other than the chest and arm, everything seemed OK. So, I kept shopping and checking in with myself. The pressure and arm pain went away and then came back - that happened a couple of times. Then my imagination ran wild.
As a person who has gone through three strokes (the last one fatal) with you know who - I know that there are things worse than dying. Disability - mental and physical - loomed before my eyes. I am not a person who runs to the doctor for much of anything. I never even use up my $1,000 medical deductible EVER.
Soooooo - I paid for my groceries, got in the car and it came back again. Out with the handy cell phone and a quick call to my doctor, who said, "go straight to the emergency room." Which is what I did. After three hours, an EKG, blood tests, nitroglycerine and observation, they sent me home. Everything looked fine.
I saw my doctor this afternoon and he thinks I am in fine shape - nothing shows up. My blood pressure is great - pulse low for my age - heart sounds very regular. Just to be on the safe side, I am going to have a stress test sometime in the next two weeks. That was my big adventure for this week. May as well have that bone density test I have been thinking about - cause I sure have used up my deductible for this year.