Not a green post at all, but I had to get this down. I had a bit of a shock to the system today.
I left work early because I was experiencing tingling and numbness on the left hand side of my face, and pain in my left shoulder. To add to that weirdness, I wasn’t feeling well yesterday afternoon either, feeling faint for about 30 minutes. However after a drink of water I felt much better.
Called Kim to book an appointment with my regular GP, but he was unavailable, so I managed to get in quickly with an equally nice doctor. After I told him what was going on, he looked concerned and quickly ordered me to the pathology department to get an ECG and Cardiac enzyme blood tests.
I started to feel a little anxious, because I new that I had symptoms of a stroke. Yes folks, quite serious.
The ECG was looked okay, however was inconclusive, so they rushed off the blood work to be tested. I was told that it is probably not a stroke or minor heart attack, and more likely the start of shingles! But being a cautious doctor, he told me to start taking aspirin to thin the blood. Wonderful! Just have to wait for the rash to appear (if it ever does), to get treatment.
So now I rest at home, not doing a heck of a lot, waiting to see him again on Thursday morning for results. His parting words to me were that if it got worse, call 000 (911). Nice.
I feel like a bit of a ticking time bomb, sitting here with a numb face feeling sorry for myself. If you think I feel bad, you can imagine how Kim felt during the whole episode. Not pretty.
Look. I feel okay(ish), but a bit worrisome. I am sure I will be fine.
Sorry for bringing you down.