Saturday, 19 April 2008

8 Missing hours!

I went to see the practice nurse today because my blood pressure was very high and I was having nasty chest pains. She did an ECG and suggested I came back to see the doctor because she was a bit concerned. I saw the doctor and she sent me straight up to the hospital for a specific test to rule our myocardial infarction, which is a heart attack to you and me!

I haven't had a heart attack I'm pleased to tell you, but what I do seem to have is pericarditis, an inflammation of the pericardium, which is the thin layer of specialized tissue that covers the outer surfaces of the heart. Probably brought on by a virus I've been battling with for the last couple of months.

So it's a case of anti-inflammatory drugs, which I take anyway for my Fibromyalgia and pain killers .... ditto! It normally clears within 6 months, oh joy!

1 comment:

  1. Oh my goodness, Susie - you are being put through the wringer aren't you? I prescribe lots of scrapbooking and digging out of precious memories for such activity! Get well soon. Hugs from Bristol xx


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