Thursday, June 11, 2009

Feeling icky, but not sicky

I had a strange, sharp pain under my left arm, on my ribcage yesterday.  It REALLY hurt, and it only lasted for about 15 seconds, but I can't account for it.  Before it, I felt fine; after it, I felt fine.  No trouble breathing...nothing.  Then last night - I don't know what time it was - I was awakened by what I can only refer to as a bursting bubble feeling in the same area - but inside.  I can't explain that one, either.  It didn't hurt, but it sure felt weird.
It creeped me out enough to get online this morning and look up heart attack signs in women.  I had quite a few of them, but I can attribute them to the fact that I've felt so lousy the last week or so.  But does one play to the other and/or vice versa?
Hubby would most likely say the culprit is (ahem...) gas - but I don't agree.  I don't know why I don't agree, I just don't.  He said, "See!  I told you you should quit drinking those sodas!"  I'm down to drinking 2 sodas per day; I sip one 16 oz diet coke all through the day at work and then I have another after I get home.  I've been very good.
Today, as I sit in my chair at work - I feel...and the only way to describe it is...odd.  I don't know if I've put myself into a panic or if I'm actually feeling what I'm feeling.  I'm fluttery.  I've found myself confused a couple of times on very simple counting out how many little card thingies to distribute to our IT department. (A story for another time.)
I feel a bit weak, if you want to know the truth.  The "filtered dirt water" (a.k.a. green tea with lemon) I'm drinking has only minimal caffeine.  I've only had about 5 sips of my diet coke this morning.  I've got a yucky feeling at the back of my throat...
What the H.E. double hockey sticks is going on?  I've got a doctor's appointment in two weeks as a follow up to one I had last month, but I wonder if I shouldn't head in today...?
And I've got a butt-load (um...has anyone ever figured out exactly how much a butt-load is?) of stuff to do today and my boss isn't here to sign off on a couple of things that need to go to our A/P department and I still have laundry to do tonight when I get home...
Maybe I'm just tired.
PS: Thanks for allowing me to vent. :)

1 comment:

overtly trite said...

I was having problems from soda around the holidays and have not had any since I completely cut them sucks big time I miss my dr pepper but no more weird chest type pains
have you tried just regular ice tea-mickey d;s of chikfila? both good & good sources of caffeine