Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Thank you for your Prayers....

First I want to say I am very touched by the amount of comments and prayers from my blogger friends going out to me today. Im so happy and comforted by your words and just to know that you all have been praying for my situation. I saw my family doctor yesterday, and all my blood work came back normal. My EKG did not show anything either. This is good! My xray showed arthritis in my back. Not good! I will however still be seeing a heart doctor...this still needs to be scheduled. They will just run a few other tests to just be on the safe side. For now my doctor is calling this chest pain Costochondritis.  This condition will mimic the same feelings as a heart attack. It is basically Inflammation of the cartilage that joins the ribs to the breastbone (called costal cartilages). The chest pain of costochondritis sometimes is severe, as mine was like a heart attack. Costochondritis usually, but not always, involves one side of the breastbone. But mostly in the middle of the chest. Sometimes the pain can extend to the shoulder or arm on the involved side. The information I have on it says it should go away in 2 weeks. Very strange. No treatement for it , and no reason for it to come on.  Just to have more comfort,I will still see the heart doctor since heart desease runs in our family. Costochondritis is not see on xray, it is just diagnosed by the way your sympotoms are.  Here is a site with some more information if you like: http://www.emedicinehealth.com/costochondritis/article_em.htm  Thank you for continues prayers and we seek another opionion...we hope this is all that it is and it just clears up fast.  Makes everything a little more challenging. With my shoulder pain keeping me from being able to do some of the normal things...and now this...I continue to lean on HIM for my hope, for my strength, for my complete healing!!
GOd bless and thank you for your encouragement...you have no idea how much that means to me!

6 comments:

Kelly said...

SO glad everything came back normal! Praying for you still, dear sister!!

Dawn said...

So glad! I hope that you start feeling better.

Dawn

Matt and Jenny said...

glad everything came back clear! but that still sounds painful! i'll be continuing to pray!

candice said...

Tina! i have been away from checking blogs for awhile and somehow completely missed your other post. So sorry. How scary that must have been for you! I am glad that it has not affected your heart, but know that it also must be scary and frustrating to have these pains and not really know what is going on. I will be praying for complete healing of your shoulder as well- didn't you have surgery on your shoulder only a few months ago? I had heart-attack symptoms after I had surgery a few years ago, rushed to the ER and they thought it was a blood clot in my lungs- that obviously passed because I am still alive!
Keep us posted friend!

Michelle said...

I have battled with the same symptoms that you have described for months, finally in August I had my thyroid removed and I have been great! All my blood work, cardiologist visits, EKG's and the list goes would always come back normal, then they did a CT scan to see if I had a blood clot in my heart or lungs and they found a tumor on the left lobe of my thyroid gland and my thyroid was enlarged. Have them ultrasound your thyroid. Best wishes!!

Michelle

Dawn said...

Tina-stopped to visit your blog today. Congratulations on your baby. I am very happy for your family. I hope all is okay with you. I work in cardiology, so this concerns me. Make sure you see a cardiologist and they do an echocardiogram. Your chest pain could be many things, its best to completely have it checked. Tell your family hello from me and take care. Love, Dawn