Friday, 16 April 2010

Missing in Action



Explaining my Absence...
I was feeling tired and unwell for a few days prior to the incident, the Friday evening I felt unwell with chest pains walking prince around the fields, but I put that down to having a rib out, very similar symptoms. Saturday morning was the same only the symptoms were worse with a feeling of nausea,. So I phoned the ambulance, a first response first aider arrived, then the ambulance ladies, I was vomiting and feeling very unwell. I was taken to hospital, during treatment I arrested and was shocked several times and finally brought back, with work, more shocks, and CPR. I was then flown in a military helicopter to the mainland cardiology wing at Southampton hospital, where they preformed an angiogram, and ascertained one small area was restricted, which they rectified by inserting a stent. Although the rest of my arteries were completely clear, on performing echo sound, they found weakness to the heart muscle in several areas, which they didn't know was due to the resuscitation, or other problems. They hoped this would heal itself if due to the aforementioned, 3 days later, another echo, showed no improvement, they were non plussed as my arteries were clear with minimal damage in the area that was affected by the blockage. Virus and stress were the only other possibles. The solution could be a back up fitted pacemaker device, that just will work and click in if there's a problem, the only downside would be, I could no longer have MRI scans, which I need to monitor my on going Brain tumor problems, which after conferring with the neurosurgeon, they were keen to retain. Good News 3 days later I was sent for a MRI on the heart, and everyone was shocked to find My poor little heart was getting back to normal, which was confirmed by another echo sound a few days later. So the upshot of all this is I'm taking many pills to protect my heart and the stent they have put in, and will be monitored with MRI, 24 hr hook up, and echo some time in the near future, and I am at Home,with Mark and Prince, Thankfully and gratefully sleeping in my own bed.
Thank you for all the well wishes sent, and apologies to those dear friends we didnt inform, we didnt want to worry you untill there was some good news.
Lindax

28 comments:

Jasmine said...

Sorry to hear you have had a rough time. It is comforting to know we have such skilled health care pprofessionals. Hears wishing you a restful and healing weekend xxJ

Gail H. Ragsdale said...

OMG Linda! I had heard through WHOA that you were ill. So glad to read your post, hope the problem has been solved and so grateful you are back "among" us.

Hope you have received your card deck, yours looks great!

Carol Anne Strange said...

So sorry to hear about what you've been going through, Linda. I hope that you're resting and feeling better after such a worrying time. Sending you bright healing wishes. xx

julietk said...

I am sorry to hear that you had such a terrible ordeal, it makes my own problems which I have been feeling a bit miserable about seem small in comparison. Hugs Juliet

Celtic Cat said...

Linda, so sorry to hear about your health problems. You are in my thoughts and prayers!

Mark said...

So sorry to hear this Linda - mu Mum suffered heart problems so I have some idea of how scary it is. I hope things work out and you feel better soon x

Possible Impossibilities Studio said...

Oh my goodness! It's a good thing that you called the emergency folks when you did! Hopefully they have your heart on the mend and you're feeling better. It's a scary thing yet sometimes, as odd as it sounds, knowing what it is can be a empowering in moving you towards wellness. Good Health to you!
- Deb

mermaiden said...

Wow, Linda, WOW. What an ordeal. I am keeping you in my brightest thoughts. Grateful you are in a mending way. Be as kind to yourself as you are to others.

artbyakiko said...

Glad to hear that you are back at home. I wish you quick recovery. My prayers and hugs go out to you.

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

I'm so sorry to hear what you've been going through! I'm glad to hear you are sleeping in your own bed again, and I'm sending the very best of wishes your way! Feel better!

Faerie Moon Creations said...

Oh my goodness!!!! I am so sorry to hear of this, Linda. I send many well wishes your way for a most speedy recovery. :) Hugs, Theresa

Sonia ;) said...

OMG Linda.....Oh hugs flowing your way from me...can u feel them? I freaked when I saw this....I had been mia also so had no clue till tonight. Oh Dear friend...I love you and want everything better for you. If you ever need me hollar Im here for ya.

xoxoxoxxoxo

Abi said...

Oh my, what a very scarey experience that must have been. I hope all goes well for you :O)

MarZel said...

OMG girl you have been through the ringer! I am so glad to here you made it out the other side. Sending you healing energies and glad to know things are improving for you!

Many Blessings!!

Undaunted said...

Oh my goodness Linda! I was so shocked when I read this! I'm so sorry you have been through this ordeal. It sounds like you are no stranger to health scares either. I can't imagine how traumatic this must have been for you and your family. I really hope you feel much better soon x

Linda said...

Thank you so much for remembering me in your prayers and your good wishes, its been very uplifting and very much appreciated.
Although I'm so glad to be home, I came home with a bunch of hospital attached problems, temperature and chest infection, so have still felt pretty fragile. This morning I woke up,It was so quiet, the sun was shining, the birds singing, and I felt I was actally here,and able to enjoy it, instead of some detatched haze. :) Lindaxx

Tortoi said...

So glad to hear you are home and I hope you are taking things easy. Hopefully the stent will have sorted the problem out and you're be back fighting fit in no time. Good to know you got what sounded like really good treatment but it must have been very scary. Big hug.
xxx

karen said...

Im so very happy to have my best friend back....... please dont scare me again like that.
Dont know what I would do without you sis.
Love you xx

Micki said...

So sorry that you have been going through hard times. Hope you are better soon!
Micki

Annette F Tait said...

Linda, thank goodness you called an ambulance! and that you are safe and sound!!

hoping those hospital bugs go very soon and you are enjoying the spring weather and warm sunny days with Prince :) and your family,
take the best of care, warmest wishes, Annette xx

First Draught Farm said...

Linda -- Thank goodness you did follow through with seeking treatment. I'm sure you are relieved to be back home in your peaceful home with Prince at your side. Good thoughts and prayers for you and your family. Please keep us posted!

Jennifer MacNeill-Traylor said...

Oh my gosh, I can't believe this. I am so glad to hear you are on the mend. How scary. Sending healing thoughts and vibes your way:)

Gary Keimig said...

Wow Linda. Hope all will work out. You are lucky. I had a similar incident about 3 years ago and had 2 stints put in with minimal damage. Was air flighted to hospital in Casper, Wyoming. Not a fun trip. Is 200 miles so takes some time to get there and I barely did when I went over the hill with vomiting and such. Was rushed immediately down for stints and guess a few more minutes i would not have been writing this comment. My prayers are with you. Do everything the Doc says.
God bless,

Linda said...

Thank you,for all those well wishes and good advice, its amazing how many of you have had your own near misses too, I expected the horse related scares over the years, but not this type of thing. I am following the advice, afternoon naps, kinder garden all over again !! :)Linda:)

BluMoon said...

I am very sorry to hear you have been so unwell and hope your problems can get sorted out. My husband has five stents in and feels worse than before he had the procedure, they don't seem to know why!

Erica Lea said...

I'm catching up on my blog reading, and so sorry I didn't see this sooner. I hope you are much-improved, Linda, and am sending healing thoughts out to you now!

Blackfeatherfarm said...

Okay "MY WORD "!!! I've been away from reading my favorite blogs for a bit and am just now finding this out ! Glad you are ok, please stay that way, and even though I said please, it is an order.

Linda said...

:) Thank You Lindaxx

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