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Crazy Things!

A bit of a rocky week, but starting to see light at the tunnel.

I wanted to share something with y’all. I’ve had somewhat of a hard time lately. But the last couple weeks has been more than normal. I have been increasingly tired, overall just not feeling well, and my spirit has been low. I usually consider myself a very positive person, but I just couldn’t seem to shake it. I knew it wasn’t COVID, I have been tested regularly because of my job and allergy issues. I started having a pressure in my chest sometime last week. I kept blowing it off as probably a new issue with my allergies. Well Sunday evening the pressure became more of pain. I talked myself out of going to the doctor until Monday morning, needless to say I ended up in the ER. They ran numerous test on me and couldn’t find anything outside of my blood pressure being high (not normal for me).Once I leveled off they let me go home with the understanding I would go the my regular doctor to get a referral for a cardiologist.

I went in today and set up the appointment, but my doctor wanted to do one more test before sending me on my way. It turns out I have been diagnosed with H. pylori bacteria in my stomach. This is a treatable issue. I looked it up as soon as I got home, it’s an interesting read. They think about 50% of people have been exposed. The doctor has warned me that the medication may make me feel a bit worse with some unpleasant side affects before getting better. I have an appointment with a cardiologist tomorrow and I’m waiting on an appointment with a GI doctor.

Additional note on H. pylori- I had probably been exposed to contaminated food according to my doctor. With my smell and taste buds being on the fritz because of my allergies it would be hard for me to tell. I’m pretty sure it was a lunch because no one else in my family is showing signs.

What it comes down to- There has been some major mind games I’ve been dealing with. I thought I has having a heart attack. I also thought I was over reacting. The battle was real. I am still feeling uncomfortable, but now that I have seen a doctor it all makes since.

Sorry for the long read, but I wanted to share with you. Everyone please take care of yourselves and pay attention to the warning signs.

9 thoughts on “Crazy Things!

  1. Ugh, Jeanie, I am so glad your doctor figured out what was going on and genuinely hope you feel better soon! I think we are trained to ignore what’s happening to our bodies or treat it like it’s no big deal. I’ve certainly experienced that both from inside my own head and from medical professionals. Take care. ♥


      1. I will tell you that my thinking my foot problem was “no big deal” was how I ended up where I am now. I had a low-level ache for a long time that I ignored until one day my foot felt like a brick had dropped on it while I was walking across my living room. That was a month before my first surgery. Listen to yourself and I will listen to me and hopefully, we’ll both be better for it!


  2. I hate going to the doctor, so I know how procrastination happens, but once you get a diagnosis, having that feeling of uncertainty lifting is so great. Hope you have a speedy recovery!


  3. I thought I’d commented on this all these weeks ago, but just to say I’m glad you got checked out and have found some answers!

    I had a stomach ulcer some years back which they found when trying to source the cause of pain where my liver is. Which, the reason I’m mentioning this is that bodies are weird and symptoms show up in weird places sometimes… I would have thought and ulcer would cause pain upstream of the stomach, rather than downstream and… sideways, so to speak.

    Anyway, wishing you a speedy recovery! My sister went through the H Pylori thing a few years back and getting it wiped out kind of messed her up for a long time. (They went though multiple drugs before they found one that worked, each with it’s own awful side effect.)


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