Sunday, September 18, 2011

It's different when it's happening to you I guess

Well spit in the fire and call the dogs home.................

While sitting at my desk Friday I started having very bad chest pains.  It was my chest, my neck and my freakin' teeth.  I took a Nitro pill (the prescription I got last month when everyone bugged me to go to the doctor) and it did not go away.  I waited 5 minutes and took another one and in few minutes it stopped.  I called the Cardiologist that I saw a year ago and they squeezed me in that afternoon.  So, to make a long story short, I'm having a heart catheterization at 7:30 tomorrow morning.  I swear my biggest concern is that a male doctor will be seeing me nude.  I do not like this at all.  People always say "he's a doctor!" but that does not make it imaginary....it's still a male seeing you naked for heavens sake!  I just don't know how to reconcile that part in my brain, it's awful for me.

The good part of course, is that this can be an excellent catalyst for a change in my diet, life style and of course tobacco addiction. Crisis always brings change and usually a change for the better and this is good.

The bad part is mainly being off of work all week and the biggest of all.......they go up thru your groin and my groin will be surrounded by nudity and that my sweet friends makes me want to cry.  I can not mention this to the nurses and such because they will minimize it as nothing.....but it's not "nothing" to me.

I will give you an update ASAP.

Smoochie love till then....Pammie

17 comments:

Marcia said...

Good nurses don't minimize, they reassure and help make you as comfortable as possible. I'll be praying for you and your nurses! Oh, and the doc too.

Lou said...

OMG! Let us know quickly that all is well. Do they have wifi in your room;)

Really, nudity does not even "register" in the brains of the people working on you. Really.

Kristin H. said...

I completely understand your apprehensions. And Marcia is right. However, I'm hoping that you are sedated to the point that you no longer give a rip.

Please let us know asap how you are.

beachteacher said...

I'm keeping you & your procedure in my prayers. Keep us posted. I like what Lou said about the "not registering". Try thinking about that while you're going in there.

Anonymous said...

I'll be praying for you Pammie. Hang in there.

~ Hope (darn blogger won't let me post a comment to your blog)

Anonymous said...

I will pray for your well-being and comfort.
Shelley in SK

dAAve said...

Just keep your HP at your side and he/she will protect you.
Here's some Lambda thoughts coming your way.
Luv ya!!

Annette said...

Oh Pam!! I will be praying. And to people who see lots of nudity everyday...one part is the same as the next. You've seen one, you've seen em' all. lol Its not even a thought to them...honest. Its like looking at your arm. :o)

Saranne said...

Holding you close in my prayers...oxox

Syd said...

Pam, I am thinking of you. My wife had a heart attack at 55. It can happen. You are lucky to get this checked. Don't think about the nude part. When I get my prostate checked, I just think of something else! Hang in there.

Patty/Calmacceptance said...

I will be praying for you Pammie! I know I am not a nurse yet, but just to let you know that when I had my OR experience last spring, the patient's dignity was respected just as much after they were under anesthetic as before and I can assure you that your doctor will not see anything that is not pertinent to your procedure. But it makes me wonder.....that must be one hell of a good lookin' doctor! I love you Pam!!!!!!

Mary LA said...

Thinking of you and hoping you feel better now. I understand about the nudity but what others say about nobody else noticing is true. Love to you.

Mary Christine said...

Oh Pammie, I will be praying for your comfort today. Please let us how you are know as soon as you can.

I know that the modesty is not about them - it is about you. I am the same way. We are old school, there probably aren't many of us left.

I'll light a candle for my sweet Pammie today.

xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo, mary

kel said...

I will keep you in my heart and prayers today, I hope all will be OK. Im sorry that on time of the worry about the procedure you are also feeling so modest... but we are humans after all, and all of our feelings are valid.. love you..

dAAve said...

Thinking about you today, Monday evening.

Mary Christine said...

Me too. Thinking about you...

Sober Observations said...

I guess it's about good luck - but also - let's not care what others think - even when we are nude.
Think of it as being free in a way...