Friday, September 19, 2008

Emergency Room?

Define Emergency..... Isn't it suppose to mean seen immediately? Not in the ER these days. Although I had a fairly okay experience considering I was the first one in there yesterday morning....
I have been having these light headed symptoms and the falling to the floor after getting out of bed or bumping into walls etc. Well yesterday morning I had that feeling plus nausea from the lightheaded feeling. I came in and checked my blood pressure with our gage and my blood pressure was a little low, but my heart rate was at 42! That evidently isn't good. Mike ran and got Wendy from her deep sleep and ran me to urgent care on the way I got "sick". Not fun~ Once there they were concerned about my heart rate and told me to go to the ER. On the way out they wished me luck. What??

Got to the ER and I was the only one checking in. That was good,but it always seems to take a long time just to get things going. I had a CAT Scan and an EKG plus all of this blood work they did. All of that turned out fine. Thank goodness. My prayers were answered. They seem to think I have an inner ear problem; so I'm to go to my doctor next week for a follow up. All of this took 5 1/2 hours. I was hungry, but still a little weird feeling. They gave me some medicine for my upset stomach and something for my light head feeling. It wasn't really vertigo I've had that before from some medicine I was prescribed years ago. That is an awful feeling within itself.

The good news is I feel much better now, but seem to have some cold symptoms now. Humm.

They did say that they have already had their first Flu Case come in; so Flu Shots are next!!

I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend.