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Post  hpilgrim on Fri Dec 24, 2010 10:43 am

Last night, I had what they think may have been a mild heart attack ---- I had pain in my L chest, and L arm (especially) and the kids took me to the ER.
My blood pressure was 211 over 100 something, and my EKG was "abnormal"...They gave me an IV of Lopressor and Clonidine to get the BP down, and some nitroglycerin to put under my tongue. That relieved the arm pain.

They wanted me to spend the night, but I talked them into letting me come home; I promised to come right back if I had any more pain. And next week, I have to go the the cardiologist and have a stress test, etc. to see what happened.

So, once again, I need prayers...I would like to live until Joshua is settled, at least... I don't feel like my "job" is quite finished-- almost, but not quite...

My head was okay through all this ...

Hope you all are having a pain-free day---
love,
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Post  dawn.binks on Fri Dec 24, 2010 1:18 pm

yes of course will pray!
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Post  Guest on Fri Dec 24, 2010 1:50 pm

oh no holly!

get back in ASAP at any hint of a problem.

did they do bloodwork?

don't gamble on this please.
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Post  hpilgrim on Fri Dec 24, 2010 2:24 pm

Yes, they did blood work, and said at that point I didn't have any "enzymes" (yet)... but it did concern them that the nitro helped the pain in my arm.

They wanted me to stay all night so they could check the blood again later, but I talked them into letting me go home.

My back is so bad that I was really afraid of trying to stay in a hospital bed all night... stupid, huh? Today I am thinking I should have stayed and let them run all the tests they wanted. I can be such a baby about hospitals. I don't need to make any mistakes about this.

Now it will be Monday before I can see anyone (if then) unless I go back to the ER. Which I will do if I have any more pain...

Thanks for the good words...
Holly

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Post  CluelessKitty on Fri Dec 24, 2010 3:52 pm

I'm thinking of you Holly.
Please don't risk it, think of your son, if you don't feel well, go back to ER.

I hope it's nothing. It still could be M, like Hemiplegic M.
Please let us know how you are doing, sweetie.

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Post  02R96 on Fri Dec 24, 2010 4:07 pm

DO NOT, I repeat DO NOT mess around with this!

If something doesn't feel right, get yer butt back to the hospital! bounce

Please...
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Post  Guest on Fri Dec 24, 2010 7:05 pm

holly,

hate to say it, but you really need enzyme studies which are done at specific hour points after the suspicion of a problem.

please make sure to get to your appointment. don't wait if you don't feel good. trust me.

take care.
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Post  Brenda on Fri Dec 24, 2010 9:41 pm

How scary for you, Holly. You're definitely in my prayers. I'll add my two cents to everyone else's. Please, please, please go back to the ER if you have pain, nausea, sweating.... anything that could be a sign of further problems.
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Post  AZgirl on Fri Dec 24, 2010 10:21 pm

Thinking of you, and praying for you. You are the second person I have heard of today with heart concerns. I pray you are well.
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Post  crt on Fri Dec 24, 2010 10:32 pm

Good grief! Please take care and listen to the advice everyone is giving you. This is nothing to mess around with.

Thinking of you...

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Post  Paradox on Fri Dec 24, 2010 10:35 pm

Holly,

Sending you strong strengthening hugs.

I understand completely about those beds. They killed my back when I was in and then again this week when I was only in for a few hours for tests.

I think, like a poster once mentioned, we get a homing instinct. We have to get home, period. But, it's not always what's best. I talked them into letting me go home only to end up being admitted two days later. I think if I would've stayed in the first place I wouldn't have been in as long.

Go back at a moments notice. Even if it's just because you start second guessing yourself.

Take care, friend.
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Post  lissy on Sat Dec 25, 2010 6:20 am

May God be with you Holly.
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Post  kimsmom on Sat Dec 25, 2010 9:47 pm

Thinking of you Holly and saying prayers. Let us know how you are doing.

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Post  Greeneyes on Sun Dec 26, 2010 5:02 am

Oh Holly..please be careful.

How are you doing? It's so much better to be safe than sorry..

I've lost almost all of my family members that have passed due to heart attacks and diabetes...


Worried..for you..praying ..


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Post  hpilgrim on Sun Dec 26, 2010 10:18 am

Thank you so much for your prayers... I have not had any arm pain, but I had a wild dizzy spell the next night (late at night, of course) It finally eased back...

Yesterday I felt fairly okay and today I am anxious, because my younger son is stuck in the Atlanta airport (!) My older son and DIL are staying with me, which is a comfort, let me tell ya... if anything hurts, they will get me to the ER, or call an ambulance.

Tomorrow, I try to get in to see a cardio. Hoping I can get in quickly...
love you all,
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Post  Greeneyes on Mon Dec 27, 2010 4:34 am

Holly,
Praying for year dear friend..Please let us know how everything goes today..

love and blessings,
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Post  hpilgrim on Tue Dec 28, 2010 9:20 am

I have an appointment with the cardiologist tomorrow... I have a feeling I am in for some uncomfortable tests but, I hope and pray that they can tell me what is happening with some degree of accuracy!
Thanks for your thoughts and prayers...
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Post  Guest on Tue Dec 28, 2010 10:24 am

good luck holly!

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Post  Greeneyes on Tue Dec 28, 2010 3:59 pm

treadmill test yet?

Holly praying for you..I'm worried.

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Post  Paradox on Tue Dec 28, 2010 11:48 pm

We'll all be thinking of you, Dear One. You won't be alone. I love you
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Post  lesherb on Wed Dec 29, 2010 1:49 pm

I tried to email you, Holly, but it was returned as undeliverable. Now I am concerned since you haven't been back to post after your appointment. I hope it all went okay.

Thinking about you,
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Post  Greeneyes on Wed Dec 29, 2010 2:18 pm

How are you Holly?

Trusting IN HIM that all will be well..Love you I love you
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Post  hpilgrim on Wed Dec 29, 2010 6:12 pm

Hi all...

I did go to the cardiologist today, and had a couple of tests, but I haven't found out much yet. I had a sonogram and a stress test (which is rightly named, it was Awful!)

Next I am to have a CT scan of my heart and kidneys to look at all my arteries. The doctor said "Something happened, and I want to find out what!" ... he called the pain I had "angina".

He also said it could have been caused by my high blood pressure, and I have to take measure it every day for two weeks... So all in all, it seems like it will be a while before I know anything for sure...
Thanks SO much for your prayers...

I am praying for you all, wishing for pain-free days...
Holly
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Post  Guest on Wed Dec 29, 2010 6:39 pm

holly,

i'm sorry to hear. if you have any more pain, go straight to the ER. if the docs haven't told you i will--DO NOT take any triptans unless cleared by the docs. if they're saying angina then no triptains is a definite.

the blood work after the event would have been crucial to giving more information.

what i can deduce is that they saw some abnormalities...it take it the stress was a thallium stress then you had a scan?

the CT scan may help show some blockage. if they thought you had some immediate issues, i'm guessing you would have had a cath scheduled.

do take care!

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Post  Greeneyes on Wed Dec 29, 2010 9:30 pm

Holly..please listen to Marc..he knows what he's talking about.

When I was having chest pain and went to the ER..they gave me nitrogylcerin..then I did the treadmill..


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