Just a couple of things I wanted to say...
First - Thank you so much to all of my fabulous friends that spent so much time on Twitter, Facebook, and sent me emails while I was sick and in the hospital... you have NO idea how wonderful it made me feel. I was just so sick and feeling like crap and then Bill would show me all these tweets and messages on Facebook or read me another email from someone and it would just make me smile and warm my aching heart.
Second - I am so sorry that I haven't been able to answer emails or visit any of your blogs or Facebook pages like I have wanted - you can probably guess the reason why. I did have access to Twitter, email and Facebook sporadically while in the hospital, but just wasn't up to being on very long... not to mention when I did try to get some rest, all the tests that had to be done.
|My face is tingling|
|Being treated in the hallway|
|My view for 2 days|
|Trying to keep my heart rate down|
|My constant companion|
|Just because you're sick, |
doesn't me you can't have BLING
Thank goodness, after all this, the results: I have a low potassium level, an abnormally high heart rate, but everything else with my heart and lungs seem wonderful - REALLY thankful to hear and good to know....
The only issue... what the hell's wrong with me????
|Wired for sound and oxygen|
Turns out, with all the extra pain I've been having and the financial stress that many of us have been under recently, I have been suffering from severe anxiety... even more than I usually do. So, I saw my Primary doctor on Friday and he has given me some new medication and told me to take it easy for the next 3 weeks and follow up with him.
I just feel like such an idiot that I didn't recognize the signs... I have had panic attacks for the last 10 years and suffer from generalized and social anxiety disorder... this just seemed so different. So please, my friends, as my doctor mentioned, do NOT feel bad if you "feel bad" - depression and anxiety can have some serious PHYSICAL effects on the body. I actually end up making myself hyperventilate and I can pass out.... It is NOT JUST ALL IN YOUR HEAD....
Thank you again for being there for me, it truly helped me through this very scary situation, that I will continue to need the help of all of you to KEEP getting through. Let me know if I can help you if you are feeling anything similar, I'll be there for you also. That's what we are a social network COMMUNITY.