A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in pictures of silver.
Proverbs 25:11

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

My monday--

What is this picture doing here ????...I am sure you are thinking that.
Well-- Monday morning I got a doctor's appt. for this *bug*,
sinus-bronchial thing. I came home with new meds...thinking hooray
I am on the road to health.
Well in the early afternoon, I was BLOGGING in my recliner and it started
with sudden heavy pressure chest pains. I thought"hmm...reflux"---I started
trying to find a way to get comfortable-still thinking this is the worse pressure I have ever had.
I called my husband--he said call 911. I still thought *no, don't do it* it will pass, 20 more minutes passed--finally I called, the paramedics came--and took me to the hospital.
I showed no signs of heart distress. I ended up having lots of bloodwork and stress test. I spent the NIGHT and came home today. Results, reflux.
YET....and this is a big yet....I should have never hesitated.
I heard that from the EMT guys, the doctors etc...
because it COULD have been much worse, the hesitation could have been deadly.
That is my warning for all of us, who think "what should I do"--women tend to hesitate.
~~so thankful to be home
Having follow-up care this week for other things--that showed up, non cardiac.


Lady-in-the-Making said...

I am thanking God with all my heart that it was just reflux! GOODNESS, DON'T SCARE ME LIKE THAT, DEBY!!!

Seriously, I'm so grateful you are alright. And you're correct - we women hesitate often when it comes to ourselves.

Thanks for the reminder and I'm deeply glad you're ok.

Connie said...

Deby, I CANNOT believe you did that, chick! I'm sooooo glad you finally listened to hubs and got on the phone with the 911 people. That was scary just reading about it, honey. I hope you're doing well tonight.

Anonymous said...

Deby I am praying here for you. Take care and I am so thankful that you called the ambulance.
Hugs and love
Double Nickel

BittersweetPunkin said...

I'm glad you're okay!! I know what you mean about hesitating..I put up with pain for 5 hours before I decided to go get checked for a bad gall bladder!

Take it easy and don't do too much!!

Christian Homekeeper said...

I'm glad that you called Deby, you can take chest pressure lightly! Hope you are feeling better and if there is anything that we can do, let me know! :)


Martie said...

Glad you are home. I will be praying.


Susan said...

Deby, don't ever do that again! Everybody is right - it could have been so much worse. I'm so glad you're ok.

LDH said...

Oh, Deby, what a day you had! I am so happy to hear it wasn't anything too serious. Hope you will be feeling better!

Prayerful thoughts! ldh

Becky K. said...

Oh, I totally understand...you don't want people fussing over you if it is reflux...yet, what if it had not been...

Thanking the Lord that it was just reflux. Take care! If that ever happens again, I do hope you'll call sooner.


Lisa's Blessed A Latte said...

The Lords not ready for you yet...he has work for you here still. Whew....now we can ALL breathe a little easier.

Lova Ya Sis....

BECKY said...

Hey Gal!!
So glad you are all right. I have a very easy, natural fix for this and you can buy it almost anywhere for around $1.

Email me if you'd like to know more!!

Praying for you!!

Anonymous said...

So thankful it wasn't your heart. Take care and many prayers heading your way.

HOPE said...

I thank the LORD you are alright!

It is so hard at times to decide what to do...

but as always..better safe than sorry.

I need to tell myself that too!

God bless you with a good rest, now.

(who found a moment in the midst of a busy life right now)

Donna said...

Oh my!

Maxine said...

Oh my goodness! You are something else, Deby! I always come over here to get blessed or a chuckle or something like that, but never a scare like you just gave us! So glad you're okay!

Mrs. D said...

Deby, I am very thankful that you are ok. I had a similar incident last year; got up and drove myself to the hospital without telling my family. Didn't want to bother them needlessly:) It was esophageal spasm; very painful like a heart attack only not lethal. I promised not to do that again.
I was wondering where you were.....

Abounding Treasures said...


Now I know why the Lord laid on my heart to do some posts for February Heart Month with regard to the early warning signs of a stroke, that all of us should be aware of.

I'm going to touch later on heart attacks and sudden cardiac arrest.

I'm glad the EMT guys, doctors, etc. all reinforced that we should NEVER hesitate calling.

Better to be told its reflux than to wait too long and not be able to tell them anything at all :o)

I'm glad that you are fine!


Candy-Faith said...

Sooo glad your ok and it wasnt worse!
Big hugs!

Cathy said...

I know that was really scary, Deby! I am so glad you are alright. I guess we need to watch our diets? Please take it easy and get well soon.

Lallee said...

Deby, I am so glad it was only reflux. You gave us all good advice. We do tend to explain away our pains. One of my Bible study ladies complained that there was something odd about her throat. We begged her to see the doctor. Turns out her thyroid cartledge was broken! Her therapy is 'no talking', which will be hard for her : )

Mrs. C said...

Oh, how scary for you! I'm glad you got checked out and are o.k. :)

Polly & Steve said...

I will add my 2 cents to everyone else's don't do that again. Don't take any chances! Glad you are ok missed you!

Deborah said...

I'm so glad to hear it wasn't serious. I've done the same thing...waited thinking it would pass, but my husband came home from work ..with a babysitter...and took me in. You're right I think women are more likely to brush these things off!

Tracy said...

I'm so glad it was "just" reflux, and not your heart! What a scare. Do rest, and take care of yourself.

Linda said...

I'm so thankful it wasn't something serious Deby. I couldn't agree more - don't hesitate. My elderly Father experienced the same symptoms you describe a couple of days after Christmas. He thought it was the acid reflux they were treating him for and didn't want to even go to the ER, but the pain finally got so bad he had no choice. He had a 100% blocked artery. Had he not had an immediate stint procedure he would have died.
So...yes call 911.

lady jane said...

Well for pity sake, I turn around for just a moment and you go get into trouble!

..insert stomping foot..

But golly I'm thankful you called 911 and you're all right.

..insert a big hug..

Now don't *ever* do that again...have physical troubles needful of a 911 jingle or any hesitation whatsoever!

Thank you Lord that dear Deby is okay!

Anonymous said...

Dear Deby ~

How scary ~ I'm thankful for the Lord's hand upon you.


Pam said...

Oh my I had no idea. So sorry but I guess you learned from the experience right?
Love you and sure hope you're feeling better.

J-ME said...

Deby, I'm so glad everything turned out to be OK for you. What a scare.
I enjoyed your funny dog pictures. They are much nicer to see than an ambulance on your page!! Take Care.

GraceFromHim said...


I'm glad to hear you are felling better. It is so hard to know, so it is best to assume the worst when it comes to calling 911.
Those symtoms you had were alarming. Glad it was nothing serious, Praise God!