Thursday, October 13, 2011

What a week!

Man, it's sure been one of those weeks in our household....

Remember my visit to the dentist?  Well, I've been back to see him twice more since then... Monday I went back because I could no longer eat or sleep, so he prescribed me oral antibiotics to kick the infection, but by Tuesday morning I was starting to be physically sick, and hadn't had any sleep for a couple nights by then.  I was a MESS.  My lovely boss took one look at me on Tuesday morning, and said 'you don't look great, are you ok?' and I promptly burst into tears... oh dear! So I was back to see the dentist AGAIN... third time in 5 days.  Long story short, my mouth is still a little tender, but I am happily eating (on the other side of my mouth!) and sleeping once more.  Awesome!!!  Back for a visit in December for a root canal... not so awesome.  However, needs must, ya know?

THEN, yesterday darling hubby had a fiddle with my car fuses, in the hopes of getting my rear de-mister and keyless entry to work again.  Today I got up (on my own cos everyone else was still dozin), and left for work at 7.30am, to find that I no longer had functioning windscreen wipers, or indicators.  Oh crap! Luckily he visited while I was at work, had another fiddle, and fixed THAT problem... but nope, still no rear de-mister, and still no keyless entry. Bugger.

AND THEN (or should I say nek minnit!) I get a call at work just after lunch from our lovely GP to tell me that he had sent D to A&E with chest pains, and that perhaps I should get up there.  Yike, panic, panic!!!  He'd had a sore chest for a couple of days, which we were blaming on the infamous collarbone incident from February, but it was getting worse, so he went in for a check-up.  By then the pains were getting much worse, and seemed localised around his heart and/or lungs.  Dr Rob was worried it might be pericarditis (inflammation of the sac around the heart), which is seriously nasty stuff.  Luckily, after many tests, x-rays, a referral to a cardiologist, some IV pain relief, and more poking and prodding from the A&E doc, it was diagnosed as costochondritis... which, to quote wikipedia is an inflammation of the cartilage that connects a rib to the breastbone (sternum).  This inflammation causes sharp pain in the costosternal joint, where your ribs and breastbone are joined by rubbery cartilage.  Pain caused by costochondritis may mimic that of a heart attack or other heart conditions. So, not a heart attack, nor pericarditis, but still reasonably serious shit.  The only form of treatment is anti-inflammatory meds and analgesics.  Poor D.  Not much fun while you're on your annual leave, is it?  Nope, not ideal.

So, it's been QUITE a week!  Tomorrow is the Pink Ribbon Street Appeal.  I help out each year as a volunteer.  I'll be outside The Warehouse between 3pm and 5pm tomorrow, might see you then?



topkatnz said...

Quite a week indeed! glad to hear that you're all on the mend now though!

Jenn from Ash said...

Wow - what a week and I thought mine was bad. Our thoughts go out to D, not good but glad to hear they are onto it now. I hear Gina has been having tooth troubles lately too - No way am I coming to visit at the moment. Take care you two

mandyb said...

oh scary....take care and hope you are all on the mend now xxxx