Tonight a little excitement came into my life. I was at a meeting with my husband, doing the pastor wife thing, minding my own business. I was sitting down listening to the speaker when all of sudden I felt electric pulses in my chest followed by a tightening feeling. It was a bit difficult to breathe. Hum, that’s strange. The feeling went away. A couple of minutes later it happened three to four more times.
Sitting next to me is my handsome hubby who nothing gets by. He looks at me and asks, “So what’s going on?” I humbly say, “Nothing. I’m okay.” He didn’t seem to buy it. So we leave and he has me call our friend who had worked as a cardiac nurse for many years and describe my symptoms. Hubby is smart because he knows I won’t go to the ER just for the fun of it. I tell her my symptoms. After she spoke to me and then to dear hubby, we go to the ER to get me checked out.
He called the elders to have them pray. At this point I am starting to feel a bit better, but still have trouble breathing. Fatigued is setting in. I start to feel the prayers as the nurse started to hook me up for the EKG. Nurse Olivia was very kind. She gave me some bad tasting, lime green goo that numbed my esophagus in case it was acid reflux. I had a picture taken of my chest (chest X-Ray) and blood tests. Everything came back normal. As much as the lime green cocktail was gross tasting and numbed my insides, it made me feel better. One of the elders lived only a few minutes away and even though we told them it wasn’t necessary, they couldn’t help but stop by.
I appreciated the great love and concern that I felt. Everything was okay, but it was wa good idea with my symptoms to make sure it wasn’t something more than my acid reflux misbehaving in an extreme manner. It's always better to be safe than sorry. Thank you Lord for helping me tonight.
Emergency room bill – thousands of dollars.
Peace of mind – priceless.
© Nadine Z. 2007