Ok, I've not been on TC for a while, my online shop trading in spare parts for Lego has been doing rather nicely and is proving to be quite the enjoyable hobby - and it is aiding in keeping my mind pre-occupied on better things!
I've just spent the best part of a week in hospital after being rushed via ambulance with crippling chest pains, so severe that my SATs were very low as I was finding it incredibly difficult to breathe (inhale).
I had the usual tests, ECG, Bloods, X-Ray, Ultrasound and even a CT-Scan, but all failed to show up any problem. I have been sent home and advised to take pain killers to keep on top of the pain, although at the moment I have little pain now thanks to the morphine I had been given whilst in hospital.
I am now very nervous, I have become incredibly slow when moving about - climbing the stairs now is very difficult as I am afraid of become short of breathe or bringing the pains on again.
Could it really be muscular? Brought about by stress? Has anyone experienced or heard of this happening before?
I will be visiting my Heart Failure Nurse tomorrow and will also be discussing this matter with my Transplant Drs as soon as possible.
Best Wishes to all,
I do not have any answers for you, but I will be sure to keep you in my thoughts and prayers. You are such a shining light here, and my heart just goes out to you. I hope that your heart failure nurse and transplant doctors will be able to figure out what is causing this and can hopefully thus find a way to prevent it or at least lessen it by much. Many hugs and wishes for strength and renewal are being sent your way on the wings of hope.
Hang in there Paul, I've been thinking about you.
Dear Paul, so sorry to hear of this new setback. Please, let me know what the nurse & Dr. have to say. What a clever idea, the lego, business. Would never have thought of anything like that. Just proves that, no matter how low you get, your mind just keeps coming up w/innovative new things. You are truely unique & imaginative! Hugs, Paula