September 17, 2007
Bunnies and lips and Heart murmers! OH MY!
Ok, just being silly! It seems like everything (myself included) •KNOCK WOOD• is falling apart! My printer took a dive, the kiln is needing some TLC and I've been stressed to the gills! I've been so stressed in fact that I've been having some chest pains. Nothing really dramatic like a heart attack •KNOCK WOOD• but enough to send me to the doctor. It all started about a week go when I was trying to get this last firing done. Fluttery chest is the best way to describe it. If you've ever been stopped at a traffic light next to a truck spewing exhaust and you start to feel light headed and "light in the chest" so to speak... So we were on our way to a surprise birthday breakfast for Robert's mom and in the car on the way there my heart starts racing. The kids are done with their "fun" drive in the car and start in on each other. My heart races more. The traffic and "defensive" driving in the crowded San Fernando Valley send me over the limit and I'm in official panic mode! Robert pulls over and get's me some water and aspirin. I calm down enough to get going again. I was panicking and causing myself to freak! So it is off to the Doctor with me. An EKG this morning looks normal so they drew blood and are setting me up with some 24 hour heart monitor. Fab! And no shower for the 24 hours either! Yum! So I'm at breakfast, asking friends about the the panicky feelings and tight chest and they are all like "join the club!" WHAT? I'm describing my symptoms to the nurse and in a particularly cheery voice, as if we now belong to the same club, she informs me excitedly "Oh yah! I'm having the exact same problem! They just did my EKG yesterday!"
You don't say.
Was I the last person to get the "painful chest is normal" memo?
And the doctor informs me that I may want to cut out my 2 cups of coffee in the morning.... Um. Nope. Not gonna happen. I am a "Weight Wathcher" and have been smoke free for 6 years. YOU CAN NOT HAVE MY COFFEE!!! Calm blue ocean, calm blue ocean...
As my last firing was full, I had to schedule a second firing. Sorry Melanie, your goodies went into this firing and will be to you shortly! This extra firing did give me the excuse to hand paint a few pieces for myself to play with! Wheee!