Sunday at lunch I started havin’ some pains in my left arm. They got worse as I was changing out of my church clothes after lunch and it I got out of breath just gettin’ dressed.
Just for the record I’ve been gettin’ out of breath for awhile this summer but I have congested heart failure and I just figured that the heat and humidity were gettin’ too me.
My wife insisted that I go to the emergancy room but I told her that I would be okay so she called both my son and my daughter who took her side and I was fightin’ a losin’ battle so I went. I agreed to go but I told her if I started feelin’ better on the way we would turn around and go home. The trip was about one and a half hours from where we were and I figured I would be better before we got there. I was wrong…I actually felt worse and the pain had gone up into my neck and my face and head were feelin’ numb. Okay…even I had to admit that maybe the emergency room was a pretty good place to be.
They admited me, did EKG and took blood…and said I was not havin’ a heart attack but they were going to do some more test. They gave me 3 aspirin and a shot of blood thinner (I hate them. They are the kind that they stick in your belly.) I began to feel better immediately after the shot and aspirin.
My triglycerides were up to 1105 but I had just had lunch and I knew that could not be right. (They are supposed to be below 150). I didn’t eat anything after midnight and they checked my blood again. My triglycerides had gone up to 1159 and they were astonished. They said they had never seen anyone who’s blood got worse after fasting. They called me an anomoly which I thought was kind of uncalled for since I hadn’t called them any names.
They finally discovered that I had fluid around my heart and doubled up on my fluid tablets. That should help because it certainly is causing me to exercise more. I was going to write more but the fluid tablets are working and I have to go NOW!