This past week, by surprise, I spent some time in the hospital for chest pains. Since there is a history of heart attacks in my family on both sides, they took great care in finally diagnosing that it was not my heart. They are now suspecting it is my esophagus, and are relating it to the tearing, ripping pain in my upper back, that I had last week when I choked on a small crumb of bread. This pain was "off the charts" and I had two separate episodes very close together. So next week will be filled with Dr. visits and testing, including the dreaded scope! ( I sincerely hope they will be feeding me valium, hours before this test to calm both me and my hyper gag reflex.) I am not looking forward to any of it but have no choice in getting it taken care of. It hurts to eat and when I do it feels like what those pictures look like, of a snake swallowing something whole - like it is blocked there. eeek. And there is constant pressure. The best case scenario is that I can drop a few pounds in the process. :0)
So if you would be so kind to think a good thought, or say a short prayer that this "doctoring" all moves quickly and I can be back blogging away really soon.
Now, since I will be lonely and feeling down, I really could use a cheery thought or two. So, I am going to have a blog giveaway for a "first aid kit -Trisha style" (and be assured that it WILL include chocolate) . The person who is kind enough to take the time to send me a cheery post (and is selected by those random selector thingys) will receive the "kit".
I will be posting a picture of my "First Aid Kit" as soon as I can get hubby to pick up a few of the special surprises I have on my list! The contest will go on until October 15th unless I am in the hospital again, or then directly after I get out.
Keep a good thought!