(Editor’s Note: Tonight we welcome Darla, to our blogging team. You can connect with Darla on her profile page: @darla233.)
This (blogging) is a new endeavor for me. My husband Myron has been in a personal care home for the past almost two months. I thought I was handling the stress well but yesterday evening while visiting him I had very bad chest pains. The nurse there called 911 and I ended up spending the night in the hospital while they checked out my heart.
Unfortunately, Myron was there in the room as they loaded me on the stretcher and was very anxious and upset. The woman who oversees the Memory Care unit sat with him and kept reassuring him he did nothing wrong because he keep thinking is was his fault. I also assured him he didn’t do anything wrong.
They finally released me this morning and my sister and her husband picked me up and took me over to my car and I went in and visited with Myron. He was happy and tearful that I was okay. Tonight I visited and we sat and read a book for a while. He still wants to come home or have me stay there but was okay once he went to bed.
I still have to get a chemical stress test has i have a bad right foot and can’t walk on a treadmill yet. Then I need to make appointments with the cardiologist and my PCP. They are not sure if the problem is my heart or acid reflux but as a precaution gave me a prescription for Nitro Glycine in case the pain comes back.
Personally, I think it is acid reflux from the stress but since heart problems runs in my family I will pay attention to the doctors.