Monday, November 23, 2009

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I have a week off of work and wouldn't you know it...I'm not feeling good! I had a coughing attack on Friday night. It only lasted a few minutes but my chest has been so sore since Saturday morning so I'm going to the doctor today just to be safe. Hopefully it's just heart-burn or something simple. About 5 years ago I thought I was having a heart attack at work. I was rushed to emergency and it ended up being heart-burn. I was so embarrassed! I never get heart-burn so I didn't know it could be that painful! I felt a little foolish! This pain is different though. It hurts when I move. It really hurts when I move my arms forward or backward....any doctors out there? haha! Just kidding, I'll be calling the doctor's office this morning.

I have so much I want to get done this week so I'm hoping this goes away quickly!

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Update(3:40pm) : I went to my doctor today. She did an ekg which turned out great...what a relief. She was also concerned about blood clots because that runs in my family. I had to get a blood test and a chest xray and I'm still waiting for the results on those. No news is good news....she told me if she calls me back today it means I have to get to the emergency room right away! I'm hoping the phone doesn't ring! haha!

67 comments:

Gary and Elizabeth~ said...

Hi Cindy,
I hope you feel better, maybe you pulled a muscle or two while you were coughing. I have done that before and it really hurts. Better to be safe than sorry so going to the Doctor it the safe thing to do.
Enjoy your week off work, I know I always have so many things I want to do too and I'm sure you have a creative project you want to work on.
Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family,
Elizabeth

Sandy said...

I hope you feel better soon and can get back to enjoying your week. off,

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

You shouldn't be embarrassed, that is a pain that should always be checked out!

Hope you are feeling better and can enjoy your time off. Take care-

Karla

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

Sure hope you feel better. There's never a good time to be sick, but it's even worse during holidays. Here's to a quick recovery and a vacation that is relaxing and fun - or whatever you have planned!

Sadie said...

I agree with Karla, no need for embarassment. It must have been bad for you to have been so worried.

Hope it's something and nothing,and you are soon feeling better and able to enjoy your time off :o)

kind regards from England!

Debbie V. said...

Hope you get to feeling better soon so you can enjoy your vacation!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Jans Gourds said...

Never be embarassed that the injury or illness is less then you thought it was, Be Grateful!
I worked in an emergency room and you would be surprised how many people are embarassed that what they thought was a horrible desease or a broken bone, that turned out to be an alergic reaction or a bad sprain. Do get it checked out so that you can continue your wonderful blog free of concern or dread because you didn't go to the doctor.
Hope you are feeling much better soon and can enjoy your time off.
I enjoy your blog so much.
Thank you for sharing your imagination and creativity with us all
Jan

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I sure hope you feel better soon! I like to take Emergen C when I feel bad. It's fizzy and makes your head feel clear! Take care of yourself! We love your beautiful blog!

Mrs Twins said...

Hi Cindy,
Hope you feel better soon. I love your blog
Hugs and Love Suex

Mrs Twins said...

Hi Cindy,
Hope you feel better soon. I love your blog
Hugs and Love Suex

Lou Cinda said...

I hope you feel better really quick so you can "enjoy" being off a week!! Me? I'm just jealous!

I'm at work now! Working haaaard! lol

Feel better soon!

Lou Cinda :)

Thoughtfully blended hearts said...

This is beautiful autumn mosaic. Hope you get to feeling better real soon!!!

June said...

Cindy dear please do go get checked out. I hope that you are able to enjoy your week off inspite of the pain. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
Hugs,
June

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

I too had an episode a few years back where I thought I was having a heart attack. I had my husband take me to emerg where they took me right in. Turned out I was having a panic attack. I have never had an other one but it was scary. There is a lot of viruses going around at the moment. Hope yours is not serious. Valerie

ellie said...

good luck Cindy I hope you feel better soon. Maybe it's just a cold. a really bad cold.

Chris@Cats On My Quilts said...

I actually broke a rib once having a coughing fit. I could not move my arms for a month! Hope yours is something simple.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Sure hope you get to feeling better. Why is it things like that happen when the holidays are coming up/company coming, etc. ? Beautiful Fall colors.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Enjoy your vacation and I hope you are not getting sick! I started with a cough last Thursday and it's still with me. It seems I have just a cold, but I'll take that over the flu any day!

Zuzu said...

I'm glad you are seeing a Dr., Cindy! My sister thought she'd had heartburn & waited 24 hours before seeing a Dr. - she'd had a very serious heart attack.

Hope you feel better soon! Lovely mosaic!
:)
Zuzu

iwasinspire12 said...

Hi Cindy i hope u feel better, i m glad u're going to see u're doctor just to be on the safe side. Well, i hope u have a happy vacation and feel better!

blessing

Carolee said...

Hope it's nothing serious, Cindy. Feel better soon!

MJ said...

My guess is a pulled muscle when you had your coughing fit ... but it's definitely better to be safe than sorry ... so good thing you are going to the Dr.!!! Hope you have a great Thanksgiving!!! And get lots of fun things accomplished while you are off work! Lucky you!

Helen said...

Dear Cindy,
My holiday wish for you is that you feel better and better and everything is perfect for Thanksgiving!

(taking any kind of chest pain seriously is always the best option)

Cindy said...

Coughing can really hurt something. Let us know what the doctor says.
cindy

Debra said...

Maybe it's pleurisy, my husband had that once. I have also pulled muscles while coughing and it really hurts. Go to doctor though to be sure.

Anonymous said...

The coughing can pull muscles. Not at all unusual to be very sore after a big coughing attack or even after throwing up.
Don't worry too much.

Anonymous said...

PS the fact that it hurts when you move is a key to it being sore muscles.

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Hi Cindy......Don't be embarrassed for going to an emergency room and it turned out to be heartburn. Same thing happened to me and it was my reflux. It sounds like you pulled something from your coughing attack. I have been going to a chiropractor for my neck for 2 months now...don't ask me what caused that. When you hit 50 every pain that used to last a day or two now goes on for weeks....maybe months? Feel better!~Patti

Elsie said...

Cindy~I sure hope you get to feeling better. That is no fun
to be off work and get sick,:(
Especially this close to Thanksgiving. My prayers are with
you. That is a beautiful fall
picture.:O)

Anonymous said...

Take care of yourself, first!! Never feel foolish going to the doctors with any kind of chest pains. Many women die of heart attacks because they don't go to the ER. When in doubt, go, go , go!!
Hope you are doing well and will post to let us know how you are doing.
Blessings,
Bernadette

Nina Patricia @ The Adventures of Nina Patricia said...

Hope you feel better. And don't feel embarassed. My Sister had a cough attack a few weeks ago and she kept having pain. Turns out she cracked a rib while coughing!!!
Have a great Holiday.

Carousel222 said...

Hope you get better soon. Sounds like it could be a pulled muscle or maybe pleurisy. Pleurisy can be very painful, and you might think you're having a heart attack.

Małgosiaart said...

Oh Cindy,
Please take care of You!!!
Hugs
Małgosia.

LOUD & PROUD ♥ said...

better to be safe than sorry!hope your feeling better.

Lynda @ Elegance Reclaimed said...

Hello Cindy,

Sorry to hear you are not feeling well, but it is good that you are going to the Doctor. Rest, take it easy and do take care of yourself.
Good health is the most important thing ...
I hope you are feeling better very soon.

Enchanted Rose Studio said...

Oh no, Cindy! Hopefully it isn't anything serious and you will be able to enjoy your week off! Keep us posted!

xoxo
Tina

Claudia said...

I was thinking you might have pulled a muscle from the intense coughing. I hope you feel better soon!

Pam said...

Don't feel embarrassed by your trip to the hospital. I did the same about 10 yrs. ago. Spent the night in the hospital to find ou that it was acid reflux. The pain was not in the center of my chest of did not feel like heartburn...but it was. Check things out and enjoy your vacation.
Pam

ROSE VINE COTTAGE said...

I hope your feeling better soon and keep us updated! I too went to the hospital thinking I was having a heartattack, to this day I don't know what caused it but they said it may have been stress related, my husband had one at 38 yrs old so I didn't take any chances! I still think I may of had a mild one but I'm not a doc all I know is it really hurt and I have heartburn and it was a totally different type of pain.
Hugs~Kelly

sissie said...

Hi Cindy,
Sorry to hear that you aren't feeling well. Hurry up and feel better. It's best to go to the doctor to get a clean bill of health rather than trying to guess what it may or may not be.
Enjoy your week and Happy Thanksgiving.

A Little Of This And That said...

Hope you're all better really soon and can enjoy your week off.

Shari @ My Cottage of Bliss said...

Wishing you a very speedy recovery from whatever is ailing you so you can fully enjoy your vacation and holiday. :)

Kathleen Grace said...

Ye wise to get checked out. I sincerely hope it is nothing serious and that you can spend the rest of your vacation doing something fun (and sharing it with us!) Your fall mosaic is so gorgeous!

Charlene said...

Oh no!!!!! Sick on a Holiday week? Not good! Turkey Day is soooooooo close. Sounds like plurisy (I have no idea how to spell it but, I've had it & it hurts) Hope the doctor gets you good as new soon. Love the photo on your post. Hugs ~Charlene

ceekay said...

Did they check you for Bursitis? When you said about your arms...if you hurt up near the shoulder area...it could be that...just a thought. Hope you feel better soon!!

Sue said...

Hope you're feeling better Cindy!
Take care.....Hugs, Sue

Anonymous said...

hi cindy
i hope u never got a call bk today and that u will heal soon, a friend of mine had a bad coughing incident like that and it hurt her bk, she had to miss a day of work and was sore a couple more days too
it might have shook up your rib cage and pleursy might be in there too
prayers coming your way

hugs, southern scarlett

Rita May said...

the only thing you need to do this week is to take care of yourself.
Cheers! Rita

Ginger said...

I hope you are feeling better and not coming down with anything.
I too, have pain in my chest, and sometimes heartburn, but the doctor can never find out what it is. Been going on for 10 years, so I guess it's not a heart attack, or I would be dead by now. lol.
Happy Thanksgiving to you and the kids.

Lynn said...

Cindy,
Never ever be afraid to seek medical help when you are not sure what you are experiencing! Not the best way to begin your week of vacation but better safe than sorry. So far the news is all good and I pray it continues. I know you have a lot you want to do and hate to sit still, but maybe this is the time to take it bit easier and just enjoy your beautiful home. BTW if you need some eye candy without carbs you can check my blog. I posted pictures of treasures to be found at my favorite store here in Tampa Bay. Stay well and do enjoy your vacation!
Hugs,

Cindy said...

Oh Cindy, I am praying that you are okay, girl! It is always better to be safe than sorry...remember that and don't be embarassed. Big Hugs, Cindy S.

Chatelaine said...

Hope you feel better soon. You did the right thing calling the doctor when you thought you were having a heart attack every minute counts and you just never know.

I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Dreams and Decor said...

Hi, Cindy! Don't ever be embarrassed to go to the emergency room if you're in pain---you never know! It's better to be safe than sorry!

I'm glad your EKG turned out great. Hope you feel better soon and can enjoy your time off work!

Those are some of the most beautiful Fall photos I've ever seen!!! Especially the one in the middle of the pumpkins, gourds & berries!

Have a Happy Thanksgiving! Patti

Jennifer said...

Oh, honey, feel better soon. I had a respiratory infection for the last two weeks...lotsa coughing and pulled a muscle or two in my chest. Maybe thats your pain? I sure hope so. My mother actually broke a rib coughing with broncitus once! Either way, I'm sending you lotsa chicken-soup-get-well-wishes.

Susan B said...

I'm so sorry that you are sick. I hope you feel better soon, so you can enjoy your time off! Rest as much as you can, and take care. Have a lovely, and happy Thanksgiving! :o)

liquid rubber said...

How you are feeling now: Get better soon......

desiree said...

Cindy~ I hope all ends up well. Let me know if I can help you out with anything...I'm just down the road. Just give me a call or email....Seriously, I'd be happy to help you out anyway I can. You've been very kind and helpful to me.

sarah { abeachcottage } said...

glad you are ok

chicken soup is my answer, and get y our feet up and wallow in it

s
x

Southern Lady's Vintage said...

Feel better soon!

Lee Laurie said...

Hi Cindy,
My first thought was pleurisy...I had that one time years ago and I thought that I was having a heart attack too! It hurt so bad. I hope everything turns out well for you. Take it easy and try to have a Happy Thanksgiving. Try not to worry too much about it. I know thats easier said than done.
Hugs,
Lee Laurie

Marilyn said...

Cindy,

I think one of the worst things to hear a doctor say is " I wish you had come in when this first started."

It's always better to be safe than sorry.

Please take good care of yourself.

Marilyn (in Dallas)

Stacey said...

I was wondering about pleurisy too but I see that Lee Laurie mentioned it. I had pleurisy once and took myself to the er. It hurts!!

Mary Ann Jenkins said...

Hoping you're feeling better!

heislerv said...

Cindy,

Hope you're feeling better by now. I noticed a few other people mentioned a broken rib and that's how I hurt when I broke some ribs.

I didn't even realize I had broken one one time until x-rays showed a healing rib fracture. If that is what it is there isn't much you can do but give it time.

Nishant said...

It must have been bad for you to have been so worried.


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Shirley said...

Never be embarrassed about seeking help about funny feelings in the chest, arms, neck, throat. Symptoms of heart problems are often times different in women than in men. Heavens, talk about feeling embarrassed (really I wasn't), but I'm a retired ER nurse who went into that same ER with palpitations, chest tightness. etc, etc, and it ended up being a panic attack. Hey, I was happy!!

Kim said...

I haven't checked your blog for a few days & boy, was I glad to read your update after you went to the doctor. I hope that you had a really great Thanksgiving!