Wednesday, October 15, 2008
After the Race? How about the ER!
So after we got home from my race, off to the Emergency Room!! Not me, mind you. But David! He had been struggling since Tuesday of last week with dizziness, weakness, and by Thursday, some pretty severe pains in his chest related to his breathing. He went to his PCP's office on Thursday afternoon and saw the Urgent Care doctor. They did a chest x-ray and an EKG, both of which came back normal. He ended up prescribed him some anti-anxiety medicine. For anybody that knows David, anxiety is NOT his issue. He's quite the opposite. (I told him to keep the prescription though - I may need it one day! :) ) Anyways, the pain continued throughout the weekend and intensified Saturday night. He made it through church on Sunday and to my race that afternoon, but afterwards it was off to the ER. They ran all the tests there and diagnosed it at pleurisy, which is an infection in the muscle lining around the lungs. In healthy, young people like David, it often begins as just a regular viral infection. He continued to take motrin to help with the inflammation, and is FINALLY feeling some relief from the pain in his chest. So it was QUITE the drama!!