Sunday, February 15, 2009

In the ER

Saturday morning I woke up with some pretty good heartburn. Heartburn is a common side effect of chemo-therapy, plus I was smart and had a bunch of jalapenos at Rosa's Friday night. Well this heartburn lasted all day and then was accompanied by some general chest pain. At 4am this (Sunday) morning, it hadn't subsided and I figured I better to to the ER. (I had been mildly scolded by the Dr.'s office for not going to the ER the last time I had chest pain.) The blood tests, EKG and CT scan revealed nothing out of the ordinary - which is good. (the main risk associated with pain related to my breathing is a blood clot in my lung) The Doctor diagnosed the pain as Pleurisy, which is an inflammation of the lining of the lungs. There's pretty much nothing you can do about it except treat the pain.


  1. You did a fine job on Sunday for a guy who was not getting sleep the night before! I loved the crack about "...and for those of you who are bald today, thanks for making me feel welcomed". I love your sense of humor!

    Praying that your daughter is on the mend, that Casey stays healthy and strong, and that you are feeling much better soon!

    Thanks for being real with us on this blog. You are in our prayers every day for strength, health, and victory!


  2. Hey, Adam...we've been thinking about you and praying for you. I hope your daughter is feeling better and that you are able to avoid her sickness!

    You strength and courage is inspiring...
    We love you!
    Emily McNeese-Wagner and Annette Gary