Monday, September 17, 2007

Playing Hooky

I'd like to make it sound attractive like I'm doing something special but the truth is my mom went to the Emergency Department Saturday and it appeared she had a mild heart attack. Right now it seems she has Takotsubo disease. Hard to imagine my mom has stress but my sister said that the article the doctor gave her pegs her to a "T". I just confirmed that she did not have a heart attack but this syndrome mimics a heart attack. That's the good news! Rest and meds can reverse this. The heart muscle currently is not performing properly but there are NO blocked arteries.

Apparently it was raining the other day when they took their weekly jaunt to the casino. It was raining so hard they could not see and my mother became very upset. They have determined that this was the onset of the whole situation. Go figure? You have to know my mother is a strong woman, not a stress-bag, has always been healthy, I've never seen her sick or horizontal on a couch, eats right, drinks lots of water. Both my parents are 75 and I think she feels the stress of aging and mortality especially as she looks out for my dad who did have bypass surgery about 20 years ago and the docs currently read his chart and question some things - I think this silently upsets her. My clue: we just came back from a family vacation - the cruise we took - and they've already planned another family vacation for us during Thanksgiving week and also are planning another cruise for next Summer when the kids get out of school.

Also today is my prep day as I'm having a colonoscopy (and endoscopy) tomorrow. I'm on liquids all day today and at 5 p.m. I start to drink the concoction the doctor's office ordered for me prior to my procedure tomorrow morning. I can't wait for my drug-induced nap when I get home!


At September 17, 2007 7:21 PM , Blogger BTExpress said...

I had a colonoscopy not that long ago. The worst part was having to drink two gallons of the awful tasting watery solution. The actual procedure is nothing because I was asleep during it. Then there was all that farting afterwards. Ya know, that was the first time in my life that a woman kept asking me to fart and was happy when I did. I hope the results turn out good for you.

At September 18, 2007 9:24 PM , Blogger 'Just Me' said...

Hugs to you and your mom!:-)

At September 21, 2007 9:48 PM , Blogger Lee Ann said...

Wow, that is strange. I had a colonoscopy last week (10th). I ended up not eating for almost 48 hours by the time it was all over. I thought the worst part was the halflytely stuff (prep) I had to drink (2 liters of it). *cringe* ::gag::
I literally had to drink each 10 oz. over the kitchen sink. I am thinking I probably, finally, got about 3/4 of the entire mixture down. was awful. I had excellent results from the test...he marked that I won't need another one for 10 years. YAY!! I told him that unless they changed the prep, I would never have another one. :(
Thank you so much for the happy birthday wish!
Have a great weekend!
Lee Ann


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