Another ER trip

Last night I ended up heading into the ER for chest pain again.

After blood work, an EKG, a chest x-ray, and waiting for about 4 hours, I was given the diagnosis of Pleurisy again, and sent home to rest. Nothing they can do for it, but it won’t kill me.

I am grateful that this crushing chest pain that paired with shooting arm pains was nothing that could kill me, but I am so tired of being in pain, and so very tired of my body’s issues right now. Living with chronic pain is something I get used to, until  it spikes into unbearable agony, and this strips away all of my defenses, my coping skills, and my mental preparation of telling myself that I am not dying.

It is so frustrating to not have any answers as to why I am in such pain, all they could tell me was this diagnosis was the only thing left on a check-list of possible illnesses.

Blood clot in the lung? Nope.

Heart attack? Nope.

Pneumonia? Nope.

Broken rib? Nope.

Infection? Nope.

So here I am, still having intermittent pain that has no clear cause, and no clear cure.

It sucks. It sucks great big donkey penises.

About darkbookworm13

I am a proud mom to 3 beautiful girls, and married to the love of my life. I have been a practicing Witch since the summer of 2003, having studied many different paths over the years, ranging from Wicca, Goddess only worship (courtesy of StarHawk), Eclectic Paganism, Kitchen Witchcraft, Norse Paganism, Hearthcraft, Spiritual Luciferianism, and more. I have worked with the Futhark runes, Brian Froud's Faeries Oracle deck, Tarot decks, and I am currently working on a customized divination set based on collected items. I like to work with herbs, and gardening. I crochet and make handicrafts like wood burned items, paintings, drawings, toys, and hand sewn doll clothes for my daughters. The only title I call my spiritual path is Witchcraft, as using magic entwines deeply with the worship of the Gods who call me Their own. My Patron deity is Loki, who has chosen me as His kin.
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5 Responses to Another ER trip

  1. My mom gets pleurisy quite often. It’s a bitch…. *hugs* She tries to deal with it by taking anti-inflammatories like advil or naproxen. I think the reason why it causes the whole shooting pain is the inflammation was interacting with your heart somehow.

    Chronic pain is so awful. *hugs*

  2. Thelibertylamp says:

    How awful I am so sorry 😦

  3. Sorry to hear. Absolutely obnoxious when you can feel something wrong, but others cannot see it.

    Hope that your circumstances improve, and improve swiftly.

    • Thank you, I agree, it is very annoying, but my symptoms seem to have abated somewhat, so that helps me in every day stuff.

      I do a mental inventory of pain and evaluate whether or not it fits with what I have to consider “normal” and for the post part, I just have to get used to it and muscle through.

      It sucks, but being able to write about it helps. Thank you.

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