As you readers know, I just missed a couple of “blogging” days, something I seldom do. Usually, a miss means that I am out-of-town on a planned trip. However, on Saturday morning, the fifth, one day before I was scheduled to post my next blog, I went to the Emergency Room, having had some severe chest pains. In the week prior, I had experienced some symptoms and had been taking antibiotics hoping to take care of my health needs. At the Emergency Room, I was quickly admitted, given an EKG and a chest x-ray and entered into the hospital as a patient. The next three days were filled with a head-spinning number of different machines, designed to figure out why I had had the chest pains. The first diagnosis suggested it might have come from AFib, short for Atrial Fibrillation, a heart condition that causes the upper chambers of the heart (known as the atria) to quiver. This quivering prevents the heart from pumping effectively. After several stress tests that indicated that my heart was strong, the AFib diagnosis was dismissed and I was given two ultra sounds, to see whether some liquid on my lungs had increased or decreased. When that results showed a decrease, they sent me home. Hallelujah. It’s mighty good to be home again, and anyone who has been in the hospital for several days knows that I mean.
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