Yesterday I started to get some chest pains on my left side. Around 9pm it had been persistent enough that we were a bit concerned so I headed into the ER. To make a long story short they ran a series of tests from CT scans, X-rays, and lab work to make sure that it wasn’t my heart or a Pulmonary Embolism. Come to find out it is a condition called Pleurisy. It is a swelling of the thin layers of tissue (the pleura) covering the lungs and chest wall. When it becomes inflamed the layers rub together causing chest pain. Normally they glide, with this it’s more like sandpaper.
By midnight when Jeremy and I got to head home the pain was getting worse. 😦 Sadly because its viral there were no medications he could give me to help it, so he gave me some painkillers and told us to take it easy. Needless to say I didn’t sleep well last night and it was a pretty rough morning but I am feeling a lot better now, thanks to the painkillers I’m sure. They told me to follow up with my doctor and lucky for me I have an appointment to get those other moles removed on Wednesday anyway. What a fun week this has been. Can you sense the sarcasm through the typing? I get to finish it off by pulling a double in clinic tomorrow. I could wait 2 weeks and do it then but it’s stressing me out not having it done and I’d rather have it taken care of.
JD has figured out not only how to open his door but also how to break off the child proof door knob thing so I finally had to tape it on this afternoon so he (and I) would nap. Smart cookie.