Tuesday, July 10, 2007

What's Been Going On?

Is anyone else having problems with Blogger that you can't put a title on your posts? Is it just me?

Well, you ask...Mer, what's up with the running? You haven't talked about the running?

That's because there really hasn't been much running. I didn't run at all while we were on vacation and for the past two weeks I've been sick. Scary sick. It started two weeks ago with intense, sharp chest pains that had no rhyme or reason. Then I started getting some shortness of breathe. At times I thought about going to the hospital, but I didn't want to go to the hospital and everyday I just hoped the pain would go away. Finally I called the doctor last week. And they gave me a fright. They took my blood pressure, my pulse, they did an EKG, a chest X-ray, and took my pulse/ox. The doctors (3 doctors) told me it could be a pulmonary embolism--a blood clot in my lungs. A CT scan was scheduled.

Yesterday was my CT scan. It was scary. I had had one before when I had all kinds of headaches, but this one was more intense. I was hooked up to the IV, took the first scan, and then the radiation came. I had never felt so hot. I was sweating. And the whole time I had to hold my breath for the scans. Because of the potential severity of a PE, I was required to wait for my results pending admittance into the hospital. And the IV had to stay in place. For 45 minutes I waited for an answer and finally my doctor called me. It was not a blood clot. My lungs/chest we inflamed, probably because of the air quality and my asthma. I've been instructed to take Motrin.

I went back to running yesterday. I did 3 miles on the treadmill and took a weight lifting class. I took breaks when I needed it and drank lots of water. And, I am trying to stay diligent on my asthma medicine. I'm glad to be well.

6 comments:

Michelle said...

whoa! that would be scary. glad it wasn't a blood clot. hope you're back to your old self soon!

jeff said...

whew...that's scary. glad to hear that you're okay and that it's something that is easily treatable.

Liquidmetal said...

sorry but this isn't about your blog... i went to camp bi-yo-ca many years ago and was wondering if it was still around :)so i googled it and your blog was the only thing that came up.

Meredith said...

And I don't know what that is, liquidmetal. Sorry I couldn't be of more help.

Dave said...

Camp bi-yo-ca comes up from one of Michelle's comments on a Thursday Thoughts, so maybe she can provide more insight. :)

Andrea said...

>Is anyone else having problems with Blogger that you can't put a title on your posts? Is it just me?

Nope!
http://ultranewby.blogspot.com/2007/07/road-racer-coming-to-other-side.html