Ok I went to the nurse practitioner on Tuesday because I have been getting hives and my joints hurt and then that morning I was really sick and just feeling really yucky. My heart feels like it is racing all the time and I really just cannot focus. So she did tons of tests to make sure I didn't have a stroke or anything else serious. My blood pressure is really high which shouldn't surprise me it runs in my family wicked. Well I went home with no clue what was wrong and high blood pressure that made me think I was going to explode. Well Wednesday night feeling ok but I wake up at 1am sure that I am dying! I really thought I was having a heart attack. So we went to the emergency room. I had a very bad acid reflux episode. Oh man I thought I had heartburn before but apparently not. So they gave me drugs...a bunch of things in a lovely little malox drink, tylenol, vicadin, and a blood pressure pill...and sent me on my way. So I closed the store Thursday and decided I was just going to go by my mom's and rest. The nurse calls that morning and tells me my test results came back and I have a virus. It's the same virus that kids get called fifth disease. It is kind of like chicken pox if you get it as a kid no big deal but as an adult it can cause an infectious form of arthritis. The doctor she consulted with wants me to go on prednisone. ARGGGGG. I seriously don't know the last time I even took aspirin before this and in the last few days have had so many drugs in me it sucks. I asked what would happen if I don't go the wicked steroid route and she said the virus will eventually go away. So I go back Monday and will talk more about what I can do. To top it all off I stopped taking my birth control pills because I have noticed that since I started taking them is kind of when my crazy spinning head started and you guessed it I got my freakin period this morning ...1 week early. Makes me think that those pills really can screw up your system and I don't think I will take them anymore. I know drugs can be very helpful but enough already! I sound really pathetic I know and I hate being that person but it has really made me realize I need to stop trying to change everything I think isn't perfect and slow down and concentrate on what is important...my health and my family.
By the way Molly was a perfect little angel in the emergency room in the middle of the night for 2 hours watching me get blood drawn and all kinds of things hooked up to me. I love that little girl so much it makes me want to scream.