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Old 02-18-2008, 08:20 PM   #1851
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Take it back to Sam's anyway and explain your problem. If they don't buy your story, ask the clerk to go over to their electronics department and demonstrate to them on the spot. As they say, a picture is worth....

Be sure you still have the receipt.
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Old 02-18-2008, 09:00 PM   #1852
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me too, now i have false teeth, they suck big time. never have fit well.
i was know to leave dentist office if they kept me waiting. i should have waited. hang in mom , u will be glad in the long run.

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My mom said hers have never fit well either and it drives her crazy. I usually stay if I make it in the door but more times than I can count, I just call and cancel the day before my appointment because I've gotten so panicky. Since my son is going with me and it's 3 hours away, I'll probably actually make it into the chair!
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Old 02-19-2008, 07:29 PM   #1853
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OK I figure I will give this a try. I have spent most of this weekend in bed with severe chest pain. I have had it on and off for the last couple of years, but every time I follow the Doctors advice and go to the ER, they run an EKG and find no problems.
So this last Saturday night it got real bad, and I decided not to go running to the ER yet again only to be given an aspirin and sent home, so I waited it out and on Monday called for a doctors appointment which they scheduled for this morning.
I got to the doctors office, and after being thoroughly chewed out for not going to the ER on Saturday, got sent to the Cardiac Lab at the hospital. Surprise surprise they did an EKG on me. Never saw that one coming...
They then sent me back to my doctors office to await them faxing it back to her for review but only after one of their cardiologists reviewed it. Two hours later we left the doctors office as the results had still not been sent over, the doctor said she would call me later and let me know if it was serious enough to require immediate hospitalization.
So, uh, it could be that serious but since they don't know I should just go home and hope for the best?
Well, a few minutes ago I finally get a call from her. The EKG showed changes, but nothing serious enough to require immediate hospitalization, but enough for them to want me to go in tomorrow right away for an 'echo' test. They also informed me I have a heart murmur. I asked if that was serious. She said it could be, or it might just be nothing. Hey thanks for the straight answer there! She said the 'echo' test would clear that up as well.
So then I tell her the chest pain came back again tonight, and she says I should go to the ER right now! Why?????? So they can do an EKG and tell me the same thing she just told me?? That I don't need immediate hospitalization, follow up with your doctor?
Maybe it is just me, but this whole thing sounds just a tad wacked to me. Maybe I am wrong, but it sounds to me like they are saying "We know you may have a problem but it doesn't require hospitalization yet, nonetheless should you experience more chest pain report to the ER so they can tell you what we just told you again".
Hey, I am not deaf, heard it the first time.... see ya in the morning!
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Old 02-19-2008, 07:36 PM   #1854
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OK Maverick, here's the straight deal. GO TO THE ER!!!! I don't like docs or hospitals or any of that and I don't trust them either. BUT, they are the only choice is some situations and this is one of them. Take control of your healthcare and refuse to leave til they tell you what is causing your chest pain. Knowing you already have some changes on your EKG means there is something going on. If it's not a heart attack, be thankful. But if it is a heart attack and you don't go, you could sustain irreversible damage to your heart.
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Old 02-19-2008, 07:38 PM   #1855
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I know that sounded mean but you've done all the things you are supposed to and I'm really hoping this is not a heart attack. But you are a really nice guy and I like having you here and I know you have little ones so go to the ER, my friend.
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Old 02-19-2008, 07:49 PM   #1856
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Heck yeah, Mav..... and then get a second Dr's opinion!

I went to my usual Dr complaining of fatigue, pain in my groin and swelling for a year. Did the blood tests, the X-Rays, was treated for bronchitus a few times.. finally came, "drop your drawers". Turns out I had THREE hernias! The surgeon that operated on me told me that I probably only would have had the one if it had been caught in time... And they don't operate on three at a time, so it took two operations.

Point being? Get a second opinion if you don't fully trust your Dr. I learned my lesson the hard way.
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Old 02-19-2008, 07:50 PM   #1857
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Here's the thing. The doctor saw a change on the EKG showing that there IS something going on, but, not to the extent that it looks like an emergency, BUT, if you continue to have the chest pain, that could mean that it is getting worse each time and if you ignore it, it could be the one time you shouldn't have.
I've had the stress echo, not a big deal at all. The only painful thing to it is when I was put on the treadmill and they started lifting as if going uphill. My calves felt like they were on FIRE!! OUCH! But, other than that, it was nothing.
If you continue to get the pain,just go. It's better to be safe and them send you home with aspirin, than to be taken in an ambulance and it be to late and they send you home in a casket instead!! I'm sorry if that sounds uncaring,but, frankly, do you think I would even reply to this if I didn't?
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Old 02-19-2008, 08:27 PM   #1858
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Just to clarify, it wasn't my regular doctor I saw today. I love my doctor, she has shown great patience with me over the last 8 years and worked hard to help me despite the obsticals throw up by the depression. But she is too popular, an emergency visit would be 3 to 5 days out, a regular appointment 30 days out. So today I saw one of her associates, one I have seen once or twice in the past.
What frustrated me was two things:
One that the appointment was at 9:30am, shortly after they sent me to the Cardiac Clinic and by 11:30am I was back in the Doctors office. We left at 2pm as no word had been received back on the results. Apparently they weren't concerned enough to want to keep me until the results arrived. After we left we stopped by Menards for some shopping and browsing. I had to leave an hour later for chest pains and go home. I have been laying down ever since and they have subsided now. Just a slight ache is left.
Two is that what they are saying is that they have learned all that they can from the EKG, and therefore need the Transthoracic echocardiogram to learn more. If I do go back to the ER, they can only run an EKG, and that will show them what is already in my chart, IE nothing new to learn. They can't do the 'echo' unless they admit me to the hospital, and there is nothing on the EKG that would indicate I need immediate hospitalization. Therefore they would not admit me, and I would not get the test. These are the rules the doctors have to follow, they must find sufficient cause to warrant hospitalization and further tests, and so far the Cardiologist who has the say does not think it is serious enough to warrant the hospitalization and tests. He believes it is best to just come in tomorrow for an appointment and go from there. I think if I would take exception to any of the doctors, it would be him.
So, unless something major happens overnight, going to the ER would not serve any purpose, which is why I would question them telling me I should go anyway. But, I suppose there is the outside chance something might happen. Right now it is no where as severe as it was Saturday night (and hey, I was still in here posting anyway!), but if it gets that severe again I suppose I can drop by the ER.
Who knows, maybe that doctor will have a different opinion? Just, doesn't all that sound rather frustrating and just a little contradictory?
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Old 02-19-2008, 09:33 PM   #1859
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Of course it does..You feel as if you're chasing your tail!!! But, you need to be very careful..If they have nothing better for you, then I'd be on a first name basis with the ER staff..Just take care of YOU and to heck with the rest..It's just like the member who's BF won't eat veggies, keep waving them under his nose and you keep walking on by and eventually something will be done.
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Old 02-19-2008, 09:40 PM   #1860
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I wanted to thank all of you for your kind words. I remember the treadmill test, had it done in 03, ugg. I did pass with flying colors, but my doctor kept saying we should do it again since it has been so long since I last did it. We just never got around to doing it, not her fault, mostly it is the depression that keeps me from staying on top of this stuff.
It doesn't feel to bad right now, so I think I am going to wait it out unless it suddenly gets much worse.
Thanks again Fishers Mom, Pacanis, Texasgirl, and Kadesma.
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