Thursday, November 9, 2017

I Won't Be Here Forever

You can see from the monitor that I'm all right.  I am not now in the hospital, though I was this morning ~ I was there to find out what was going on ... and the doctor decided to find out if I'd had a heart attack or a stroke, because I had experienced a steady pain in my high left side starting the evening before.

There seemed no reason for panic.  The doctor was just being sure; but I took advantage of the situation and took a selfie.  What the hell.  Sorry if the nipple offends; I have a secret desire to be as infamous as Janet Jackson.

Judging by the various displays and the doctor's feelings about it, I'm good to last for some time yet.

The problem, as it turned out, is interstitial bruising of the inside of my rib cage wall, probably from the heartburn and sustained stomach acid attack I experienced yesterday, which went on for five very unpleasant hours.

I'd just like to finish that the 2.25 hour hospital visit I had this morning, with an EEG, bloodwork, and the use of an emergency bed, was free.  Paid for by my fellow Canadians and myself.  Thank you all.

6 comments:

Oakes Spalding said...

Glad to hear it wasn't a heart thing. May you have a smooth and speedy recovery!

Ozymandias said...

Likewise, glad to hear everything is okay.

Jomo Rising said...

Get well quickly. We need you. Prayers.

Preston Selby said...

When that day comes, we will keep your memory.

James Clark said...

Glad to hear you're OK, the picture and blog title were alarming. Be well, Alexis.

Drain said...

Glad nothing more was the matter. Best wishes and try to keep to a vertical posture.