Look out world, I'm back and getting better every day.

  1. I've sharpened my sword, and polished my armor, and I am ready to get back into life again. I am in the process of totally refurbishing my house from top to bottom, and I finally FINALLY know what was causing my chest pains. BRONCHIAL CONSTRICTION. Can you believe that? It was only after a repeat trip to the hospital by Freedom Township Ems on Wed. night and having to stay in step down CCU at St. Charles Hospital that the solution finally came to me. I had yet another Persantine stress test yesterday, and the pain was so intense in my chest it made me cry. But the cardiologist who was on duty this time, was really on the ball, and said that while my heart looked fine, Persantine sometimes constricts the bronchial tubes, leaving a person to think the pain is cardiac related. Well cardiac wise I'M FINE. And my bronchial constriction can be treated medically. I'm taking Serevent diskus BID, and I already notice a difference. I'm just so thrilled to know the answer to my chest pain. Wow! What a load off!! Now, I have to concentrate on finding a shrink, ahem, pardon me therapist to work thru the rest of my issues. Won't be easy, but will be worth it. Look out world, cause this warrior's back to fight!!! Love to all, WW.
  2. 36 Comments

  3. by   kittyw
    Whooo Hooo.... that's just awesome that you FINALLY have an answer. And it's treatable!!
  4. by   Furball
  5. by   NRSKarenRN
    I'm SO glad Theresa---thinking about you this weekend as hadn't seen you posting in awhile. Pulmonary stuff can cause chestpain ...experienced it firsthand.
    Find yourself a good Pulmonologist too see if other Pulmonary problems not yet uncovered. I thought I was spitting up mucous and milding vomiting due to severe postnasal drip from allergies: turns out I have GERD and Prilosec's worked wonders.

    Cheers to Happy Healthy Breathing!
  6. by   cactus wren
    Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful...!!!!!!!!!!

    have missed you around here,glad you FINALLY got the correct dx.....and it is a treatable one...WHOO!!! WHOO!! WHOO!!!!
  7. by   nursegoodguy
    That is Great news!
    It sounds like things are really looking good for you!
  8. by   JonRN
    Good for you!! Glad you are back and things are finally starting to look up for you. I wish you all the best and hope you are back to 100% ASAP!!!

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  10. by   Nurse Izzy
    Welcome back Warrior! Glad to hear you're on the healing track!
    Hugs to ya!
  11. by   finallyRN
    I am so glad to here that you have finally figured out the source of your chest pain. I hope the rest of your life can fall in place for you. Continue to take good care of your self.

  12. by   researchrabbit
    I am so happy for you! Don't stay away so long next time!
  13. by   renerian
    I am so glad you got to the bottom of that! I have asthma and have chest area pain when I get an attack.

    Glad your spirits are higher!

  14. by   renerian
    Warrior woman I did not know you were in Luckey!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!I am in Ohio and lived in Toledo all my life except the last six years!
    Last edit by renerian on Jan 27, '03