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    My day in the ER

    Well, that was fun...

    I just spent 4 hours in the ER for difficulty breathing and chest pains.

    Yeah, my first thought was "Oh shit, genetics has caught up to me". So, 2 EKGs, 1 chest x-ray, 1/2 pint of blood, and $10,000 later. There's nothing wrong.

    All of my blood work is fine. My EKG is perfect. Chest x-ray is clear. Go figure.

    Near as I can figure is that I pulled a chest muscle from some food poisioning I had yesterday and worked myself into an anxiety attack.

    So, why is this a success story you ask? My mother had CHF (congestive heart failure), my father had a triple by-pass 10 years ago, my maternal g-mother died of heart disease, etc. Also, all of my imediate family have (had) T2 diabetes, including my younger brother. And despite my "dangerous" levels of fat and red meat ingestion, I am (at 44) perfect in all ways that they can think of to check for heart disease.

    I'll of course follow up with my primary Dr., this is nothing to fuck around with. But, I'm calling it a win! (scared the hell out of my though!)

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    Good to hear that blood work is fine and EKG is perfect.

    Anxiety attacks can be terrifying. They feel so...so...serious! I had one and dialed 911. So embarrassing to have 6 adorable paramedics in my living room in the middle of the night telling me, "You're fine. You had a panic attack."

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    Damn, next time I call 911. I didn't get adorable paramedics <pout> ;>

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chasintrail View Post
    Damn, next time I call 911. I didn't get adorable paramedics <pout> ;>
    I was like, "Boys. This is not how this fantasy played out in my head all these years."

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    ROFLMAO, true 'dat

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yvonne PHX View Post
    I was like, "Boys. This is not how this fantasy played out in my head all these years."
    Oh man, I'm reading the forums and eating dinner, and I just about shot tuna out of my nose after reading this.

    Congrats Chasintrail! I can't imagine how scary that trip to the ER must have been.

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    The $10K bill would have put me back into a anxiety attack. Holy crap that's a lot of money to have someone guessing and coming up with nothing.
    People too weak to follow their own dreams will always try to discourage others.

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    OK, I may (probably) am exagerating on the bill. Only time will tell.

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    I went through almost exactly the same senario many years ago. Panic attacks were fortunately cheaper back then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BeckaSki View Post
    Oh man, I'm reading the forums and eating dinner, and I just about shot tuna out of my nose after reading this.
    Imagining THIS made my morning.

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