Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Rough Week So Far

It has been a very difficult week here in the middle of nowhere for our family.

If you remember from my post over at Today.com about riding the steam train then you probably remember this photo of my MIL. Well she gave us all quite a scare yesterday and got to ride in not 1 but 2 ambulances on the way in to the hospital - I guess that is what happens when you cross county lines. I waited here in the Bow for her husband my FIL to get here from one town over where he teaches high school then we headed in too. She was experiencing shortness of breath, radiating chest pain/pressure, and a headache when she went over to the clinic here in Medicine Bow and had the PA take a look at here. It was then that the clinic called me and said to get right over there. I did and then I called my FIL and let him know what was going on. Once we got to the ER they started doing tests, lots of tests but not finding the cause of the problem and her distress. They did find quite a number of things that could have been the problem but were not the problem though. Eventually they decided to admit her to the hospital and sent her upstairs. Today she is having more testing and we do not know whether she will be coming home tonight still. So needless to say things have been stressfull around here...

My body is not handeling the stress well. I guess that is to be expected though with all my medical issues. As soon as the stress hit me it was like every muscle in my body was on fire and it really still has not subsided over 24 hours later - I guess that is expected with fibromyalgia and stress though. In addition I have been very light headed and have felt like I was going to pass out a number of times. To top it all off I am very queasy well actually more than queasy as I have actually thrown up a few times. I don't know if that is from the pain or what though. I am thankful that yesterday when I need to be mentally clear at the ER I was able to think and communicate. Today is a different story though and I have had difficulties with getting my freelance writing done do to the "brain fog". All I know is that I feel horrible and the pain is so intense that I just want to lay down and not move.


  1. I'm so sorry. It has been a rough week. We'll keep your MIL in our prayers...and you too! :)

  2. We are also sending you our thoughts and prayers. We are sorry to hear that you are also not feeling well from this.

  3. I'm sending my thoughts and prayers to you and your MIL. I'm sorry to hear about what you are experiencing and hope you both feel better soon.

  4. Oh, gees, that is very scary. I hope she (and you) will be alright. Breathe deep and stay calm--no use getting yourself sick too. I'll send some love and prayers....

  5. I'm so sorry to hear about this happening with your MIL and then adding to it with your physical reaction. I read your latest post and saw that she is ok, except for maybe something with her heart. My prayers are with you and your family.

    (laneerg @singlefrugalton)