Sunday, November 02, 2008

Heart to Heart

Sorry I've been away this week without a word. I've had a little bit of a shock, and had a few things to take care of.

The back/hip issue? Not really a back/hip issue. Apparently it's probably a heart issue.

The swelling I had in one leg spread to the other. The sheer exhaustion I've been feeling isn't from being over-stressed and unable to sleep, exactly. It's been from lack of oxygen. And who knows how long THAT'S been going on up here at 9000 feet above sea level.

Glad to say that I'm feeling a helluva lot better after a weekend on an oxygen machine and heavy-duty diuretics. I'm clear-headed, energized and pissing like a racehorse. Don't much like the hose in my nose, but it's better than the alternative.

I've already had one test, and I haven't had a heart attack or anything. I'm having more tests later this week to get a better idea of what is going on.

I'll try to pop in and comment, but hope you understand if I don't. It's going to be a wacky week.

xoxo

ATM


P.S. It could have been worse. I could have been hanging curtains in my kitchen while nekkid, fallen backwards onto a pile of potatoes that were on my kitchen table and ended up in the emergency room with a tater stuck up my tooter. Really.

37 comments:

Mel said...

Son of a...!!!!
Wow, Attila, wow, WOW. I'm glad you caught it in time. And while I know you can't keep us posted because stressbusydoctorvisitstress, please do let us know what you can when you can.
Argh! Keeping you in my thoughts.

Clippy Mat said...

wow,
get well soon.
take it easy.

:-)

Brenda said...

Wow ATM, I hope you're feeling better soon and that they find the problem and fix it. Hang in there!

Cheri @ Blog This Mom! said...

Oh my gosh.

Feel better soon.

Mrs. G. said...

Feel better!

mrsb said...

I saw that potato guy! What a dip.

Glad you found out before it got more serious.

Jan said...

Glad to hear your getting taken care of. Good luck, and I'll be watching for your updates. Don't worry about commenting, everyone certainly understands.

Heather said...

Oh honey, I will be thinking of you. Please keep us updated whenever you get a second.

And leave it to you to post a stupid asshat story, too. Thanks for the laugh. xo ♥

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

Oh thank GOD you caught this in time before it became even more serious. Cyber hugs & good wishes to you, Attila.

Missicat said...

Wow! Glad you are getting yourself checked out - and that your situation did NOT include potatoes.
*ouchie*

Jennifer H said...

Wow. Very glad you got checked out, and I hope you continue to feel better.

Also glad to hear that no spuds were involved. It's hard to come back from that kind of embarrassment. :-)

Pete said...

((attila))

Charlie said...

Shit, Mom.

Kim Ayres said...

Woah! I'm getting breathless just thinking about it. Glad it's been caught early enough.

Best wishes

QueenofPlanetHotflash said...

OMGG I hope your doing much better and start taking care of yourself Girl and I agree taters in the ass would be bad :O)

Stinkypaw said...

Man! I was only gone for 2 weeks, and this is what I come home to! Geez! Happy to read you're feeling better and that you know the cause - do take care of yourself!

Angela said...

get some air and feel better

You know if you were hanging curtains it would made for a very interesting post. Just the idea is funny anyway.

Now you can pick your nose with tubes and don't have to use your finger.
See a positive side.

Really get better soon.

Kate said...

OMG No wonder you have been feeling tired! I hope your are better asap!

As for the potato man, being a vicar must be boring, so I imagine he had to do something to brighten up tater-day life. Sorry, I know, it's terrible. How about, spud love is ok it it's with a spud-u-like.

CC said...

Wow! I'm so glad you figured it out. Feel better soon!!!!

Chris H said...

Sheesh, I think I'd rather have the tater up me tooter! I hope you are getting better and it's nothing too sinister mate.

Ashley's Mom said...

Please take care of yourself...

Cheryl said...

I'm very sorry to hear about this, but glad it was diagnosed early. Take care of yourself, no matter what, make yourself a priority.

Keep us posted. Sending love and hugs your way.
XXXXXXX

Anna said...

Sending good thoughts your way, hope they help!

Like everyone else said, good that it's getting sorted out.

xxx

Anna said...

Oh and Sheffield? Where the potato vicar had his potato removed?

That's about 15 miles away from me, and our nearest city.

I'm there at least twice a week.

But not in a potato-related kind of way.

I love how with all these stories, the guy "accidentally slipped" when doing something innocent in the nude, and an object inadvertantly entered them. Yeah, right.

I love the one about the guy who "slipped in the shower" and had to have a can of deodorant removed. The doctors kindly didn't ask why, if that was the case, the offending can had a condom on it.

Queen-Size funny bone said...

I heard tatertutter surgery is hell. take care of yourself.

Traceytreasure said...

My goodness, I'm so worried about you. I'm glad that you are feeling better. Super big hugs!

P.S. I saw that Fiery posted about that story too and I couldn't believe it. I'm going to have nightmares about this...... Eewww/Oowwweeee/Yucky

Hugs!!

Rootietoot said...

Thank God for modern medicine. Here's thinkin' at you.

Samantha said...

I hope you feel better soon, take it easy.

elizabeth said...

{{{{{ATM}}}}}}Hope you feel better soon.

xoxoxoxo

Jennifer McKenzie said...

DARN IT!!!! You take care of yourself. I'm glad you're dealing with it.

karatemom said...

hey Attila...glad you are getting things looked after..I too had similar last year...I haven't been round blogger much but I still perv you guys here and there..

Was having issues with circulation..and although the diagnosis is Reynauds disease..there was also an underlying heart condition found..and so now I am being treated for it ..( been there done that on the diaretics..have moved on to a better med that helps increase the circulation ..no more peeing like a race horse for me..but ..)) thinking of you ..and glad you are going to start treatments to help your condition..mostly now you are aware and that is half the battle..

take care..know I am still alive and kickin"..

oh speaking of kicking..my son leaves for florida..friday am for the world championships again..whoohoo..bye for now ..quinn..aka karatemom

Grim Reality Girl said...

Thinking of you.... praying for you!!

I'm living proof that these issues can be overcome! Hang in there!!! Feel better!

Casdok said...

Dosnt sound like much fun.
Feel better soon.

Queen of the Mayhem said...

Sending you hugs and well wishes for a speedy recovery!

Koolio said...

Sweetie, pumpkin, doodlebug, what could I possibly say? You may my broken ankles incident sound like a slap on the wrist which, of course, it was !

You take care of yourself or else I'm comin' there to beat you to a pulp! And if the doctor's orders are to move, we don't have any mountains here and no elevation crap to deal with! Heck, it's flatter than a pancake here!

Sending you TONS of HUGS!!!! ((((((((MOM))))))))

digibirder said...

What a story about that vicar. I heard about this on our local news, as we live near Sheffield. In fact, we are originally from Sheffield and I did my nurse training at the Northern General. We didn't have that much fun in A&E, though!

Valerie Marie said...

I was without internet for two weeks ... Oh! Dear! I'm so sorry! Send you big hugs and best wishes!!! ((ATM))