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So...I have no idea yet if I'm dying

I thought the EKG was today, but it's not.  Way to get me all nervous for nothing!  I go next Thursday for the EKG.  I'm getting a gallbladder ultrasound at the same time.  At 7:30 in the morning.  Holy hell, that's early to be at the hospital.  The good news is that the doc gave me more samples of my meds, so that saves me money.  This pharmaceutical company must be handing 'em out like candy because I got enough for five weeks!
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Little Bridey Twist, begging for a bowl of Chobani. Just like in the orphanages of yore.

Re: So...I have no idea yet if I'm dying

  • So I guess the renaming to BeastyMcBeasterson will have to wait Huh?
  • OK, I missed something.  Why are you getting an EKG???
  • image is_it_over_yet?:
    OK, I missed something.  Why are you getting an EKG???

    The more important question is whether or not her chest will need to be shaved. Stick out tongue

  • image Big T (aka Mr.P):

    image is_it_over_yet?:
    OK, I missed something.  Why are you getting an EKG???

    The more important question is whether or not her chest will need to be shaved. Stick out tongue

    Shush, T!  She's dying.  Be kind. Stick out tongue

  • image is_it_over_yet?:
    image Big T (aka Mr.P):

    image is_it_over_yet?:
    OK, I missed something.  Why are you getting an EKG???

    The more important question is whether or not her chest will need to be shaved. Stick out tongue

    Shush, T!  She's dying.  Be kind. Stick out tongue

    LOLsies at you two.  IIOY, at that physical I finally got, the doc heard a heart murmur.  It's a little alarming to be sitting there in the gown and have the doc say, "Has anyone ever told you that you have a heart murmur?"  He says it's probably nothing, but I should get it checked out to be sure.  And I might as well do it while I have my pinko commie health insurance, right?

    My big brother has a heart murmur, too.  My parents are clearly defective in the children-making department.

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    Little Bridey Twist, begging for a bowl of Chobani. Just like in the orphanages of yore.
  • Awww, bridey, I'm sorry this is freaking you out.  {{{hugs}}}

    I am absolutely not trying to minimize the seriousness, but I seem to recall learning once that murmurs are actually somewhat common.  I know they are very common in newborns, but that's a whole different subset of the population. Anyway, is that true?  For your sake, I hope so.  I need you to be healthy so you can go drinking with me!!!

  • image is_it_over_yet?:

    Awww, bridey, I'm sorry this is freaking you out.  {{{hugs}}}

    I am absolutely not trying to minimize the seriousness, but I seem to recall learning once that murmurs are actually somewhat common.  I know they are very common in newborns, but that's a whole different subset of the population. Anyway, is that true?  For your sake, I hope so.  I need you to be healthy so you can go drinking with me!!!

    Yes, they are pretty common.  My brother has had his from birth, and the only thing it's ever kept him from doing is joining the military.  So I know they're no biggie.  But it's still unexpected!

    Now we just need to know what's up with my tummy!  I had beer for lunch last Thursday and nearly died of stomach pain that evening.  If I have to give up boozy times, I'll lose my will to live.

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    Little Bridey Twist, begging for a bowl of Chobani. Just like in the orphanages of yore.
  • image brideymcbriderson:
    image is_it_over_yet?:
    image Big T (aka Mr.P):

    image is_it_over_yet?:
    OK, I missed something.  Why are you getting an EKG???

    The more important question is whether or not her chest will need to be shaved. Stick out tongue

    Shush, T!  She's dying.  Be kind. Stick out tongue

    LOLsies at you two.  IIOY, at that physical I finally got, the doc heard a heart murmur.  It's a little alarming to be sitting there in the gown and have the doc say, "Has anyone ever told you that you have a heart murmur?"  He says it's probably nothing, but I should get it checked out to be sure.  And I might as well do it while I have my pinko commie health insurance, right?

    My big brother has a heart murmur, too.  My parents are clearly defective in the children-making department.

    Murmur, shmurmur.

    I told you the the other day, Bridey, you'll be totally fine.

    I have a murmur, too (they "officially" discovered it when they were doing the same tests on me they're doing on you).  And I actually notice mine - as in every so often my heart will do this weird staccato rhythm, skipping a few beats.  Sometimes it goes on for up to have an hour (though generally it's only for a minute or so).  If I'm fine with that, I'm sure you're fine, too. Smile

  • image brideymcbriderson:

    Now we just need to know what's up with my tummy!  I had beer for lunch last Thursday and nearly died of stomach pain that evening.  If I have to give up boozy times, I'll lose my will to live.

    Maybe if you ate something with the beer, it would help Stick out tongue

    ETA I also have/had a heart murmur. I'm sure it's nothing, but an EKG would freak me out too!

    So it goes.
  • I swear, almost everyone I know has been told they have a heart murmur at one time or another, including me.

    I suspect a lot of it has to do with being panicky at the doctor, which results in a jacked up heart beat.  At least that is what I am telling myself becuase I never actually got mine checked out after the doctor told me about it because I kept forgetting.

    That was 6 years ago and I'm still alive and no other doctor has ever re-diagnosed me with it, so I think that one just had a dusty stethoscope or something.

    But hugs to you!  Sorry you are so stressed!

     

     

  • image Emmybean:
    image brideymcbriderson:

    Now we just need to know what's up with my tummy!  I had beer for lunch last Thursday and nearly died of stomach pain that evening.  If I have to give up boozy times, I'll lose my will to live.

    Maybe if you ate something with the beer, it would help Stick out tongue

    ETA I also have/had a heart murmur. I'm sure it's nothing, but an EKG would freak me out too!

    Um, I did eat before I had the beer.  I had a caesar salad....and a piece of macaroni and cheese pizza. Embarrassed

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    Little Bridey Twist, begging for a bowl of Chobani. Just like in the orphanages of yore.
  • What is macaroni and cheese pizza, and where can I get some?!
    So it goes.
  • image Emmybean:
    What is macaroni and cheese pizza, and where can I get some?!

    It's pizza crust topped with mac & cheese.  Absolutely terrible for you, but so delicious.  I believe a place in Madison was the first to do it, but I got it here.  (Click through the menu for a picture.)

    When I described the attack to my doc, he asked what I had eaten that day.  I was seriously ashamed to tell him, but at least he said it sounded tasty and asked me where the pizza place was.

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    Little Bridey Twist, begging for a bowl of Chobani. Just like in the orphanages of yore.
  • image brideymcbriderson:

    I believe a place in Madison was the first to do it,

    Yes, yes it was. Ian's. I may or may not have had mac and cheese pizza at 2:15am 50 times between 1999 and 2002.

     

    Oh and I hope you figure out your health issues, bridey!

  • That sounds so good right now.

    There is a place near us that makes the best fried mac and cheese, but this would def. be better.

    So it goes.
  • image Emmybean:

    That sounds so good right now.

    There is a place near us that makes the best fried mac and cheese, but this would def. be better.

    That is easy to make at home.  Just make mac & cheese, but bake it in a thinner layer than normal.  Let it cool in the fridge.  Cut into wedges.  Pop into the freezer for a few minutes for easy handling.  Egg, flour, egg, breadcrumb, fry.  Easy peasy, and mine is better than the local restaurant that makes it.

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    Little Bridey Twist, begging for a bowl of Chobani. Just like in the orphanages of yore.
  • image EastSideFluffy:

    I suspect a lot of it has to do with being panicky at the doctor, which results in a jacked up heart beat. 

    This totally reminds me of that movie Amelie (my favorite movie of all time, actually) where her father, a doctor, never touched her unless he was giving her an examination. Because she responded ot the contact with an increased heartbeat, he decided she had heart issues, and her "condition" kept her out of school.

    As for my own anecdotal evidence, I only have high blood pressure at the doctor's. I have a kit at home and it's usually so low-to-normal. But when I get in that office, after having been weighed (who enjoys that?), and then when the nurse has to get the "bigger" cuff because hers doesn't fit me, then she starts and it's pinchy and uncomfortable, it's no frickin wonder I blow a 150/110.

  • image Emmybean:

    There is a place near us that makes the best fried mac and cheese

    where?

    gimme, gimme, gimme!!!! pregnant lady wants fried mac and cheese!!!

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  • image brideymcbriderson:
    image Emmybean:

    That sounds so good right now.

    There is a place near us that makes the best fried mac and cheese, but this would def. be better.

    That is easy to make at home.  Just make mac & cheese, but bake it in a thinner layer than normal.  Let it cool in the fridge.  Cut into wedges.  Pop into the freezer for a few minutes for easy handling.  Egg, flour, egg, breadcrumb, fry.  Easy peasy, and mine is better than the local restaurant that makes it.

    I try not to fry things at home for this reason. We'd both be in rascals if I did!

    So it goes.
  • image mominatrix:
    image Emmybean:

    There is a place near us that makes the best fried mac and cheese

    where?

    gimme, gimme, gimme!!!! pregnant lady wants fried mac and cheese!!!

    E-9. It's off of 6th (In Tacoma). On Pine,  IIRC. Total dive bar, but totally delicious.

    Boka in Seattle has REALLLY good plain old mac and cheese too. Also; Truffle fries. TRUFFLE FRIES.

    So it goes.
  • image MrsBrittany:
    This totally reminds me of that movie Amelie (my favorite movie of all time, actually) where her father, a doctor, never touched her unless he was giving her an examination. Because she responded ot the contact with an increased heartbeat, he decided she had heart issues, and her "condition" kept her out of school.

    I must be the only person on the face of the planet who thought that movie was just meh.  Everyone seems to adore Amelie.

  • It's actually kind of good to have the u/s so early in the morning because you can't eat or drink before it. So go have your test and then get a nice breakfast.
  • image MrsBrittany:
    image EastSideFluffy:

    I suspect a lot of it has to do with being panicky at the doctor, which results in a jacked up heart beat. 

    This totally reminds me of that movie Amelie (my favorite movie of all time, actually) where her father, a doctor, never touched her unless he was giving her an examination. Because she responded ot the contact with an increased heartbeat, he decided she had heart issues, and her "condition" kept her out of school.

    As for my own anecdotal evidence, I only have high blood pressure at the doctor's. I have a kit at home and it's usually so low-to-normal. But when I get in that office, after having been weighed (who enjoys that?), and then when the nurse has to get the "bigger" cuff because hers doesn't fit me, then she starts and it's pinchy and uncomfortable, it's no frickin wonder I blow a 150/110.

    Me too! Then they want to take it 100 times and it just gets higher but usually it goes down the end. Home bp is totally normaql. grr.

    Don't worry about the ekg - it will tke 5 seconds. If they are really worried about a murmur they would do an echo. Even then it is likely ok - might just be mvp (mitral valve prolape).  Best of luck!

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