Monday, October 6, 2008

Hot again in Pasadena

Well I had a horrible night of coughing.  Finally about 2am I turned my overhead light on and read my book for a couple hours.  Finally fell asleep about 4am and woke up at 830am feeling absolutely horrible.  I called my insurance company and they said I needed to go to a hospital emergency room in order for them to pay. So Bob took me to the Methodist Hospital over in Arcadia, CA. 

I was having some pains in my chest so when they took me back they hooked me up to all the monitors, did an EKG and drew 7 vials of blood.  I think that doctor ordered tests on everything.   Six and half hours later I was given copies of all my tests, discharge instructions and a Rx for Zithromax.  The diagnosis was "bronchitis" and apparently no cardiac problems, thankfully !

I think at this point the Mexican Rivera cruise is out of the question. In the past it's taken 3 or 4 weeks for me to completely get over this stuff and I just can't see taking the chance of having a relapse somewhere in Mexico.  So hopefully the insurance company will take pity on us and refund as much of our money as possible.

Meanwhile we'll hang around here until my Rx is gone, and I feel better...then we'll head home.   

I hope everyone had a good Monday....and that it's cooler where you are than where I am.

21 comments:

jjdolfin9 said...

Hey Linda.  So sorry your are sick.  That's no fun on vacation.  You would not believe how long it takes to load AOL journals now.  There are only a couple left that I follow but Grrrrrr at how slow they load.  I'm lovin' Blogspot and I think everyone else is adjusting pretty well too.  Change is hard but here we are.  I heard a rumor that AOL is shutting down completely in January.  We'll see.  Get better GF.
Hugs, Joyce

preciousone25 said...

Linda, I'm so sorry that you can't go on your cruise... maybe I shouldn't have made you talk so much on Sunday, huh?!  = )   Sure glad you got meds, I hope you're feeling better very soon!!

Joann

preciousone25 said...

I finally got the pics posted... Hope Bob doesn't mind his pic being up.... hope YOU don't mind either!!  Let me know if it's ok.

Joann

jimsulliv3 said...

Sorry to hear that, my love. I hope you feel better soon.

Jimmy
http://jimsulliv3.blogspot.com/

lv2trnscrb said...

Oh no Linda!!! I'm so sorry!!! glad you got it checked out though; so sorry you have to miss your next cruise :(

take care of yourself; rest up as much as you can!

betty

mariealicejoan said...

Aww...so sorry to hear this Linda.  I hope that you feel better soon.  (((hugs)))
marie
http://www.doriegreenspan.com/

oddb0dkins said...

Shame you'll miss the cruise but it's best to be safe than sorry.
Hope you're feeling better soon.

B. x

nay0114 said...

I'm so sorry you are sick and I'm sorry you're not at home. I know when I'm sick all I want to do is be in my house and in my bed and blankets just makes me feel better. So sorry about your cruise, but you are right. Hope you all have a safe trip home.
Take care, Chrissie

garnett109 said...

39 in pa this am.

nightmaremom said...

aww man so sorry you're so sick... it's 35 in western new york this morning... brrrr

rbrown6172 said...

i'm really sorry that you are sick and your vacation has to be shortened!  hope you get better quickly and have safe trip home.
gina

luvrte66 said...

Oh, I'm so sorry to hear this! What a shame you'll miss the cruise, but I don't blame you...I doubt if you'd really want to be forced to go to a Mexican hospital if you had a relapse. :(

I'm glad it wasn't anything cardiac, though, thank goodness for that!

Hope you start feeling better soon!

Hugs, Beth
http://nutwoodjunction.blogspot.com/

gitterdunna said...

Hi Linda. Take good care of yourself and you know there can be other cruises when you're up to it. Yes, our temps here are soooo nice. We deserve something good after Ike's insane appearance. Catch you later :).........alice
http://asalwaysalice.blogspot.com/

nanmm11 said...

Sorry to hear you had to cut your vacation shot, but better to be safe than sorry. Here in Boston,MA its sunny and mild temps, just a beautiful day, but since its New England,lol, just wait a minute and that will change,lol Hope your on the mend real soon.
Nancy
http://Nancy-startingover.blogspot.com

chefljj said...

Dearest Linda,

So sorry to hear that you were not feeling well.    I am in the final stages of getting our insurance claim done for our cancellation of our Alaska trip.
I have to get the copies of the CC from my travel agent as I can NOT find mine.
I hope there is no glitch.
My hubby's heart attack was instrumental in the cancellation but then when son got so sick (Febrile Neutrophenia ??) that was the straw that broke the camels back.
Hope to hear from you soon my friend.

Love Lori

ABIceQueen@yahoo.ca    I am trying to get only one address

sdoscher458 said...

Oh that's so awful, all your planning for the trip. Hope you get better fast, don't take chances with your health...sending good thoughts your way..love, Sandi

nhd106 said...

Oh you poor thing.  Bad enough to feel horribly, but to be away and have to miss something you've looked foward to.  I'm so very sorry, Linda.

Keep us posted and try and feel better.

Healing Hugs,
Nancy

labdancer51 said...

Hi Linda, I`m sorry to hear that you are feeling so ill. I`m glad it`s not your heart but bronchitis is horrible. take care of yourself and get better soon.

Love and Hugs

Sandra xxxx

treesrgreen78 said...

Hi Linda, so sorry you are having such a bad time, but thankfully it is not your heart.  Bronchitis is quite a hard thing to get rid of I get it usually every winter.  I also get Zithromax but in a peadiatric dose as I am allergic to almost every antibiotic.  Sorry you cant go on the other cruise.  I hope you recover quickly and soon will be well enough to travel home.  Take care and god bless.

fasttrack58 said...

I'm so sorry you got sick on your vacation....
Linda :(

jeadie05 said...

OH Linda! Bless you ,Feel better soon ,,.love Jan xx