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)....it 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 basis....you 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 (and...is it even a word)???