Still thankful

I just wrote a thank you post last week enumerating among other things the blessings we received this year including good health. But a few days after I wrote my thank you note, I accompany my husband to the hospital after he complained of heaviness in the chest and uneasiness due to high blood pressure.

At the hospital, staff from the emergency room took his BP and ECG (electrocardiogram) test to determine if there is irregularity in his breathing or if he has a heart condition. It took only five minutes or less for the ECG to complete. It was fast. But waiting for the result took us almost an hour.

It was chilly in the ER and I couldn’t stand it. I dash to the nearest comfort room located on the same floor to relieve myself. After urinating I readily wash my hands with liquid soap and water. But they don’t have paper towels or hand dryers to dry off  hands. I wish they have one installed in every CR. It’s a good thing I have ample tissue paper with me.

When I returned hubby is still seated in the same place I left him. He was waiting for me to share the good news that his ECG test is okay. Hubby returned to the hospital the following day for a complete blood work up (that include CBC, RBC, cholesterol, etc.) and then ultrasound for his kidneys and gall bladder as per instruction of our doctor. Both tests showed normal results. Hubby is set to see our doctor for his next checkup this week.

4 thoughts on “Still thankful

  1. hoshi

    yes health is wealth!

    good thing your husband is in good shape. sana tuloy-tuloy pa.

    for three weeks i had throat inflammation, cough and flu. then now, I’m recovering from skin allergy. hayyyy, mahal ng gamot pero ok lang, kesa naman sa di na ako magamot-gamot.

    1. Yami Post author

      @Hoshi, thank you sis. he’s taking maintenance meds and so far ok naman BP na niya.

      gargle ka lang warm water with a pinch of salt and take plenty of fluids. ako minsan kahit busog na busog na from taking water, sige pa rin basta mabilis lang gumaling.

  2. imriz

    i can imagine ur emotions. hubby has the same condition, too. and he was a terrible patient. he wont listen to his doctor, believing that he does not need meds yet, only diet and exercise…w/c he fails to do, grrrrr

    1. Yami Post author

      @Riz, matigas pala ulo mister mo. paluin yan. just kidding. etong sa akin kahit di ko sabihin talagang sumusunod sa bilin ng doctor siguro worry din siya kasi bata pa mga anak namin kung magkakasakit siya di ba. dati nganag-ismoke ito eh pero nung magkaron siya ng smoker’s cough hayun huminto naman.


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