Thursday, November 19, 2009


So I went to the doctors this week. I was too scared not to go. I rattled off all of my symptoms and they believe that I have pleurisy. So they gave me an anti-inflammatory medicine and said it should go away in 5-7 days.

I'm already starting to feel better. Mostly because they did an EKG and said my heart sounded fine. That was a big relief. The nurse practitioner also said that I have bursitis in my left shoulder.

I need to figure out what I can do to help both of these things, but I also don't want to google the conditions too much. I don't want to worry myself any more. It causes me too much stress! And nobody needs more stress.

Thursday, November 05, 2009

Chest Pains

This past week I've been a nervous wreck. I didn't realize how scared I was until I finally talked to my husband just before falling asleep on Monday night.

I've been having chest pains. No, it's not heart burn. I have heart burn on occasion, after eating red sauces and I take a few tums and I feel almost instantly better. Go tums! But this is a different feeling. It's a dull ache deep inside my chest. And it's not going away.

I've read that women who have PCOS are more susceptible to heart disease. I haven't been taking good care of myself these last few years. And I haven't been to the doctor in ages.

I'm not sure if it's really all that bad, or if I'm just focusing on it more now because it's scaring me, so I'm noticing every little twinge & thump. But whatever the case, one good thing has come from all this. It's motivated me to get my butt in gear.

This week I've already racked up over 60 minutes on our exercise bike. And I've been trying to watch what I eat more closely. My weight has been down in the most recent weigh ins. Plus, I only had a few pieces of Halloween candy! I just hope that I can keep it up.

Now I'm off to do some research on heart-healthy foods.