The doctor's office called me today. They still don't have the blood work back, so I have no idea what the outcome of that was. They did call to check on me and make sure I was feeling okay. I told them that I had those chest pains until mid-morning Sunday and then they went away. It was very bizarre.
My doctor wants to schedule a stress test. Because of my current symptoms, he wants a nuclear stress test. That means they shoot me up with radioactive stuff and take pictures of my heart. I do spend some time on the treadmill too. I've done this twice before, so it's not as scary as it sounds. January 7th is the day. I want to start getting some serious walking in though so I'm not gasping for air when I do this test.
I also have to schedule my second follow-up mammogram for sometime this month. See if that spot is growing or doing nothing. If I had a vote, I'd vote for the second one...
My husband and my boss are of the opinion that Friday's episode was actually caused by stress. Plain old stress. I've gotten so used to it that I don't even realize that I'm under stress anymore, so I have been told by both guys (and I'm sure that my doctor will follow) that I need to start taking care of myself. Doing things for myself. Working at work and having my at-home time be at-home time. No more taking a bagful of paperwork home with me. That's going to be tough trying to get ready for the holidays, but I'm going to give it my best shot.
My darling man has also been sending me Reiki videos from YouTube. Trying to get me to do it again, I think. It really was a very good experience, but at $60 a pop, it can get expensive fast. That's pretty much why I quit going. But I know I'm gonna need a little "centering" in the week or so leading up to Christmas, so I may schedule myself another session.
Bossman and I are going to be thinking about how to reduce the stress I have from work - and get together after the holidays to discuss it and start implementing some changes. His biggest worry is that by not taking care of myself, I'm setting myself up for some major illness or accident - which would take me away from work for an extended period of time. I don't want that to happen either, so I'm taking this seriously.
Thank you all for your well-wishes. I'm doing the best I can.