Sunday, May 23, 2010


Well, you'll all be happy to know that I'm feeling more human these days.  I've put the events of the last two weeks behind me...and I'm MOVIN' ON!!!  Honestly, I had a little help though.  Thursday morning I had a check up scheduled with my primary care doctor.  After a routine EKG, my MD informed me that it looked "abnormal" to her and that she thinks I might have had a HEART ATTACK!!!  She suggested that I see a cardiologist RIGHT AWAY!  Well, I did not pass "GO", nor collect $200!!!  I went straight to the ER!

After 48 hours of testing....(ultrasounds, Cat Scans, Nuclear Stress Tests, blood thinners given by injection into MY BELLY, Chest Xrays, additional EKG's, NO FOOD) was found that I, in fact, DID NOT have a heart attack...and....all of my EKG'S done at the hospital were NORMAL!! 

The moral of this story is....

1.  Do NOT allow your regular doctor to give you an abnormal diagnosis on an EKG without getting a second opinion!  Apparently, EKG's are very tricky to read and unless you are SKILLED at reading them and do so on a REGULAR really shouldn't give out such results.

2.  ALL things in life must be put into PERSPECTIVE!!  It's really wise to do your best to prioritize and when you find that you have all the things in life that are truly important....DON'T SWEAT THE SMALL STUFF!  I spent the last week whining and crying like a baby over a situation that in the grand scheme of things...was not that important.  It took thinking I had a heart attack to help me to realize this.

Is "knuckleheadedness" hereditary ( it even a word)???


Mum2eight said...

oh Nancy,

What a terrible ordeal to go through. I am so glad you found out everything is okay.

I think we all sweat over small insignificant things at times. Maybe we are all knuckle heads.

Anonymous said...

Hi Nancy,
I am so happy everything turned out ok for you. I will say prayers for you at Mass this morning. I am sending you a big (((((((((((((((((((())))))))))))))))) Hug,

Frizzy and Bird said...

I would have been a wreck! That's a scary diagnosis to get wrong. I haven't heard the word knucklehead in ages.

I am so happy to hear all is good. Do you plan on telling your Dr she/he needs to return to school?

Anonymous said...

What a feeling of relief I have for you.. What a smile I had when I saw you were back.. You can't keep a good woman down. I think you will be relieved to know the older you get, the more you realize the small stuff is not worth sweating and you instinctly know what is really important in life. love you kid..MA

Mary333 said...

That's very frightening. I'm glad to hear that it wasn't a heart attack and that you're feeling better.

A big hug from one knucklehead to another :)

Abbey said...

Oh how awful for you! Sometimes I think physicians can be SO INSENSITIVE, especially in telling you such a thing unless he/she were absolutely positive.

I'm so sorry you were hurt, but I am glad that you are not dwelling on it and have CHOSEN to move on!

God bless you, you are in my prayers.

aspiring... said...

I like what 'MA' had to say to all this. "You can't keep a good woman down." Amen to that.

I looked, and knuckleheadedness IS a word :). So I can safely say that while knuckleheadedness may or may not be hereditary, it doesn't apply in your case. You were thinking clearly and decisively in response to all the news. Also, fear and worry are natural reactions to such news.

So glad all is well, Nancy :) .

Therese said...

I am so glad you are OK!

Colleen said...

I think we are all knuckleheads at times! I know I am!! Glad all turned out well. Pretty scary. Hugs.

Jenn L said...

From a fellow knuckle-head (who almost always over-reacts to the small things that are meant to allow me to grow in holiness), so happy you are ok! God bless,

Owner of Homeschool Faith and Family Life Website said...

I don't know if it's a word but my pastor would LOVE IT...he makes up words all the time!
And you just about GAVE me a heart attack when you posted this! AHHH!
Shame on you! I was reading faster than my eye balls could move just to search for a part that said "DID NOT" have a heart attack!!!!!!!!!
I'm glad that you have come to PEACE in your heart my friend:)(no pun intended)