Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Not Again

And just when you think you have fallen into a routine, providence strikes back again. We must have been awfully bad in our past lives. And no matter how much good we try to do here in this life is not enough and we must pay our pound of flesh. Or so it seems.

BigGeek had mild shoulder pain. Ordinarily it would not be something he would even give a second thought to. But of course since his heart attack which did not have your run of the mill symptoms (he had shoulder and back pain radiating to his arms, zero chest pain), every back and shoulder pain has the potential to be not what it seems. So off he went to the cardiologist with his mom, I met him there. The Nurse there did not think it was a cardiac issue, said to go to his GP incase it was muscular. So off we went to his GP who did an EKG.

While we waited for the doctor to return back.

BigGeek: the last time I was here when they did an EKG, all hell broke loose in 30 secs. One nurse put me on Oxygen, the other was calling 911.

Me: Yeah.. It’s way past 30 secs. now. That’s a good sign, isn’t it?

BigGeek: Yeah, I guess.

The doctor walked in. She said she was trying to get the most recent EKG from his cardiologist’s office. She compared the two, and did not think it was a cardiac issue. But ofcourse she could not be a 100% sure. If the pain grew worse or did not improve we were to go to the ER. So its wait and watch. The pain comes and goes. BigGeek is set to start Cardiac Rehab from tomorrow, so they will do a bunch of tests there anyways. Till then, I am crossing fingers.

25 comments:

Altoid said...

Uh oh. Prayers and wishes to BigGeek, Dotmom. This too shall pass, dont worry.

Take good care of yourself and BigGeek.

regards
-altoid

GettingThereNow said...

Ohhhh! I hope today passes by quickly, and BigGeek can start his rehab tomorrow and the tests all come back normal. Hang in there!

utbtkids said...

Thats tough. Take care hon.

upsilamba said...

Hang in there, DM.
Everything will be alright.

noon said...

Take care. I can imagine how you feel - what you ahve written in the first para here. One feels that way at times like this.
Good luck - hopefully it is muscular and some good ol'Iodex will take care of it!

I love Lucy said...

Oh thats too bad.
But I am sure it will turn out to be just a muscular thing and BigGeek will be just fine.
Hang in there,DotMom.Everything will be ok soon.

mnamma said...

Take care Dotmom - I am sure you'll find out that it is a sprain or something like that. Hugs to you..

ddmom said...

Oh dear! Hang in there. Everything will be fine. Hopefully its just a sprain.
Take care..

Tharini said...

Oh dear! I will sit down now and say prayers for him Dot Mom. I can't say don't worry. That would be ridiculous. Allll my prayers, that this is just a muscular thing. Hugs to you.

NainaAshley said...

Hope Big Geek feels better soon and that this turns out to be a muscular thing. Hugs to you!

Parul said...

Hi dotmom - you must be so worried right now. I do so hope that it will turn out to be just a muscular pain and nothing more serious. This is a tough time for you but it will turn out just fine (I just know it!).

Do you guys believe in Pranayam at all? May be worth giving it a shot.

Moppet's Mom said...

Oh dear! Fingers crossed for you.

Mona said...

keeping my fingers crossed for you too. hope all's well with the big geek!

Poppins said...

Oh the holy lord. I hope and pray that it is nothing unusual. I have a feeling that it isn't and I am praying hard for you. Please take care of yourselves and keep the faith.

~nm said...

I will keep my fingers crossed too and hope it turns out to be nothing at all!

DotMom said...

everybody: thanks so much. you have no idea how much your support really means to me!

parul: BigGeek is going to start a yoga regimen. Believe in pranayam? hell, yes. My MIL was telling me this story about her friend. This friend had a bypass surgery done. But what was amazing was when one atery clogged, the body created another one, so this woman never really had a heart attack (I think she had chest pains because the new artery was not as big) She had been doing pranayam and yoga daily for the last 25 years or so. Can you believe it!

Anitha said...

Oh, Oh that is tough DotMom. Hang in there, I have a feeing that it is muscular pain. Hope everything gets back to normal at your household and SOOOON.

Kodi's Mom said...

came here for an update, DM - are things better today? how did first day at cardiac rehab go?

Shobana said...

**HUGS** Your family will be in our thoughts and prayers of course. Will keep fingers crossed too.

Shobana

Mystic Margarita said...

Hope everything is ok....how did the cardiac rehab go? Hugs to you, dear, keeping fingers crossed - everything will be just fine.

DotMom said...

anitha, k's mom, shobana and mystic: rehab went ok. the pain comes and goes. sigh.

Just Like That said...

Oh DotMom, hope everything goes well for the Big Geek. And keep your chin up, dear. Don't worry.

choxbox said...

am here verry late in the day. hope all is okay.

Trishna said...

ohh i just read this..I hope everything is ok now..coz i saw the other two posts..I am glad the first day at cardiac rehab was ok..atleast thats a start. Hope the shoulder pain goes away.
Hugs and Prayers

DotMom said...

jlt: thanks!

choxbox: it is for now. now.

trishna: it has subsided now..thanks a LOT.