Friday, March 6, 2009

Lego Hair Man

Thank you for you caring and support. My lego-hair man and I appreciate your prayers and support.

I think I can tell you, now, what had me so frightened.
My husband is a healthy man. He runs 3 miles a day, lifts weights, and stays very active. He takes his health very seriously.

Thursday he came home for lunch and said, "I think I'm going to have to call the Doctor, or go to the Emergency room." He proceeded to tell me that his left arm was numb and cold, and his face felt like he'd been to the dentist. He sat down and took his blood pressure, and it was quite high.

He went to the ER where they did a CAT scan, an EKG, X-Rays, and finally the Treadmill test. There was something on the X-Ray that they couldn't identify so they scheduled him for an MRI on Monday. If that is inconclusive they will do an Angiogram.

They told him it could be a pinched nerve, or a blocked artery to his arm, gave him a prescription for Ibuprofen, and sent him home.

This may not sound very scary. but if you compound it with the fact that we have had 3 young men in our family pass away from sudden illness this can be freaky.

Anyway!! Thank you all again. It really helps to know that you have people from all over wishing you the best, and praying for you.

I feel peaceful about the situation right now. I have faith that all will soon be well.


jellybelly*jellybrain said...

Is he feeling better?
Hope you can both stay calm and get good news next week.

Princess of Everything (and then some) said...

We are just going to keep praying though this.

I am so glad that he is someone that took symptoms seriously!!

~holding your hand the best that I can~

Carla said...

I sure hope he is feeling better! Take that aspirin every day. How scary.

Faith said...

That is scary Jana!! I'm hoping for pinched nerve. Keep us updated.

kathyhales said...

Wow Jana - sending my positive thoughts and prayers your way!

It's A Wonderful said...

We'll keep your husband and family in our prayers. God bless.

charlotte said...

Bless all your hearts, litteraly! May the Lord bless you in all the ways he has in mind for you.

Melanee said...

We are thinking of you and have submitted your names to the temple. Are prayers are with you and are wishing you the best. We will watch for your updates. Let us know if we can do anything for you. Take care!

Scrappinfor3 said...

so glad he went in. If you have a funny feeling about it - and especially if he does - don't wait to go in until they schedule stuff for him. . .there's something to be said for intuition. You are both in my prayers.

Chocolate on my Cranium said...

Eek! Hope it all turns out okay. So scary when there isn't a definitive answer. It's always easier to handle a situation when you know what you are dealing with but when you don't it's much harder.

Kathi D said...

It would scare ME, that's for sure! It has to be a good sign that they checked everything out and sent him home. Still, we will all feel better when they finish testing, won't we?

My BFF Susan had a heart attack two weeks ago. She had a stent put in and is doing great. My first girlfriend to have something like that happen to her (I feel like it happened to me!).

Sabii Wabii said...

Oh my, we went through a similiar situation once. It is VERY frightening! You should commend him for not being a "I'm to tough to go the the DR kind of guy".
God created some pertty amazing bodies that we take for granted until something seems amiss. Very happy to hear everything is OK.
WHOO HOO on the diet! Way to go girl!

Melanie said...

Hope all is well...tell that cute husband we are praying for him and your family

pinky from France said...

I hope everything will go better, our thoughts are with you