I finally made it home after feeling chest pains on Tuesday at work. I left the Assisted Living Facility at 7 pm and spent the next 5 hours in the emergency room. Then I was admitted and just got discharged an hour ago!
I missed a laser surgery for my left eye plus work. I was diagnosed with pneumonia and COPD exacerbation. So I had 2 major problems - low oxygen and racing heart. It seems that the tight chest was the only symptom of pneumonia I had. No fever, aches, cough, noticeable shortness of breath, nada! But that was because it was all knotted up in the middle of my chest. And that scared me which made my heart race!
The good news is that end of the story my heart is fine! Now that I've been treated I am coughing up a storm and my body is starting to ache! Irony!
But I am thoroughly pumped with antibiotics, steroids, and albuterol! I have had maybe 5 hours sleep this whole time and not continuous!
I sure would like some ZZZZs!
Now that I'm home at least I won't have staff to deal with! My wife made me some chicken noodle soup and I can have some any time I want!
I have my computer instead of my phone to talk to you Folks and I can wish the best to Sharon and Sharon, Terrie, Marilyn, Daniela, Larry and all of you who are facing some major challenges leaving 2016 behind!
As Dale says onward and upward!
Don't smoke! Your lungs will Thank You for it!