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Tuesday, August 25, 2009

I'm Still Standing

Hello everyone. I'd like to update you all on my medical condition. I was released from the Samsung Hospital yesterday at my own request. They ran numerous tests on me but were unable to find any problems or abnormalities. They wanted to keep me overnight to administer pain medications and to monitor my situation further but I asked to go home.
Besides, if I'm going to be lying around in pain, I can do that just as easily at home as I can in the hospital. I was released to my Primary Care Physician and he prescribed some strong pain killers and allowed me to go home. They were unable to find any problems other than my blood pressure was a little high (most likely from the pain).

I had originally told Rose that I thought I might be having a heart attack because of the immense pain in my chest and my inability to breathe. My EKG readings were normal but my BP was high. I have my own theories as to what may have happened and the doctor told me that either could be possible. I feel I either pinched a nerve in my spine that affected my diaphragm and produced a lot of pain or when I was washing the car, I could have inhaled some of the chemical I was using to remove the bugs and tar from the front of the car which could have affected my breathing and caused the pain. Again, the hospital was unable to locate the cause of any problems.

My doctor told me that he was concerned that a bigger problem may be in the earliest stages of development and just aren't showing up on the tests. God only knows. I will be going back for a follow-up and some more tests this week.

I will be having a check up tomorrow and hopefully, they will be able to tell me what caused my inability to breath that day.

Thanks be to God, I am still standing!

17 Smart Readers SAID::

sherri said...

I will be praying for your full recovery- and the wisdom of the doctors to find the culprit.

Jenny said...

Hello John. Even you're still in pain, still thanks to God atleast there's no worst things happen to you. Just stay calm and i really hope youre'll be ok soon.. God bless you and your family

Pau-pau said...

Good to hear that you are now fine. I will continue to pray for your continuous recovery. Thank God he always listen.

A.Marie said...

So glad to hear that you are doing better, and I just hope that the tests find out what exactly is wrong!

When my dad was about your age, he also experienced extreme pain in his chest and difficulty breathing, and he was diagnosed with inflammation of some kind around his heart. I was young, so I don't remember the exact diagnosis, but years later, he eventually had stents put in. He is still alive and well today, at age 66! :)

shydub said...

Our prayers John for you full recovery, and hope everything is well and fine.

You take care and may God always blessed you with good health. Godbless!

Lulu said...

I am glad to know you are home I know how worried Rose was!

I hope all well be well in all the tests...

We will be praying for you.

Clarissa said...

Good to hear that you're doing better,Sir John.I'm praying for your fast recovery and good health.

God bless.

niko said...

i got amy's comment so i hurried here. thanks God ur doing fine john. i will pray for ur fast recovery!

Anonymous said...

I'm wishing that everything would turn out fine and well.

Jayne said...

I've just read Rose's postie about your health...It's good to know you're ok now...God bless and take care always!

Summer said...

OMG! i'm so sorry. I'll include you in my prayers. I hope its just nothing. May God be your strength...thanks for visiting my blog...

molly said...

Hope you recover soon!

Mel Alarilla said...

Hi John,
We will continue to pray for you. Please take care of your health for your family's sake. Rose and your kids love you so much they will be thoroughly devastated if anything bad happens to you. The pain in your chest is a message from God to be more spiritual, pray more and live a life in the will of the Lord. You don't have to do anything especial to please the Lord. Just do everything in His name and for His glory alone and He will be thoroughly pleased with you. You and your family are so blessed and the Lord will bless you more if you will keep on walking in His ways. Praise the Lord that nothing untoward happened to you. Say hello to Rose and the kids. Thanks for your post. God bless you always.

Lindz said...

oh I didn't know what happened, just glad to hear that you are alright now, get well soon John

Meryl (proud pinay) said...

glad to hear that you are ok now but I will still pray for your full recovery. God bless.

Tita Beng said...

I'm one with all these friends of yours in blogosphere praying for your absolute recovery. Please take special care of your health for the sake of Rose, Rylie and EJ!

Gorgeous MUM said...

Glad to know you're back home and hopefully feeling better.

Take care!

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