Monday, October 29, 2007

Busy Weekend!

You know that saying, "If it's not one thing, it's another..."?

That's how I feel about our weekend! We had a very busy weekend, but things kept happening -- well, really, I kept happening.

A bit of background first... I'd been having a pain in my chest/sternum area for several weeks. I knew it wasn't my heart as it only hurt on occasion -- like stretching and twisting or taking a really deep breath. It sort of felt like pulled muscle, but not really.

And, I've been quite busy while the boys are at school -- helping with the Scholastic Book Fair all last week -- and Rich has an implementation next weekend (so we're beginning a week from Heck today), so he's been very busy. And during the day, the pain is not so great.

But I would wake up at night things would go through my mind -- because after all, it is CHEST pain!

So this weekend was quite busy, we had things planned pretty much non-stop. Friday night, Rich had to do some work quite late -- like midnight or so to get ready for this weekend's install. On Saturday, Sam was invited to his very first birthday party -- just him and not Josh. And Josh had a baseball game. On Sunday we had my local Mom's group Halloween Party for the kids (lots of fun).

So Friday night/Saturday morning, I woke up at 2:30 am and could not go back to sleep. Partly because my chest hurt when I moved and partly because I was coming down with a cold and my throat hurt. I couldn't stop worrying about everything. From when would I be able to see the doctor to Rich's work schedule to the boys school, you name it. I was up and there was nothing I could do to go back to sleep.

Finally, I decided to head over to the doctor's office as soon as they opened on Saturday morning to get it over and done with. That helped me relax a bit, but by then it was 5:30 and the kids were starting to wake up!

So, the morning progressed as usual, Rich got up and I told him I was going to the doc at 9:00. He'd been bugging me for weeks to go so he was glad for it. I went to the doc and he did an EKG (just to put my mind at ease) and said it's not my heart.

It's costochondritis. Basically, it's an inflammation of the cartilage that connects a rib to the breastbone (sternum).

He said sometimes an infection can cause it or a trauma. He gave me a Rx for antibiotics "just in case" and told me to continue taking anti-inflammatory (I already had some for some back pain a few weeks ago). I have to tell you, I feel much better. It still hurts when I cough and since I have a cold .... well, you know... and I've been sleeping better too. Must be the psychological aspects as well that help me sleep. But, I'm not allowed to work out until it's cleared up. I can run -- once my cold gets a bit better -- but no weights.

Anyway, I got home from the doctor in time to bring Sam to his birthday party -- which was from 11:00 - 12:45 (they didn't feed the kids lunch, just cupcakes... is it just me or is that weird to have a birthday party for a 3 year old at lunch time with no lunch?). Sam had fun. It was at a bouncy castle place here and he loved it. And, just because I was tired and not feeling well, on the way to the party, I accidentally hit a mailbox with my passenger-side wing mirror and broke it! The mirror, not the mailbox! I was a bit ticked! Rich just laughed because he did the same thing about 3 years ago!

We got home and in lieu of me going to Josh's baseball game I crashed. Apparently, Josh had lots of fun at his ball game but struck out 4 times. Oh well. We didn't go to practice on Thursday so I guess it showed!

Sunday I was feeling much better! We carved our pumpkin -- well, I carved our pumpkin, the boys were grossed out by the muck. I'm roasting the seeds now. Like I said we had a Halloween Party to go to. The kids had lots of fun and got lots of candy! So much that it was a struggle to get them to eat anything for dinner.

And, like I said, Rich has an implementation next Saturday so this week is going to be (not) fun. I am looking forward to Halloween though. The boys are excited! I just hope to recover!


  1. Holy cow! You aren't kidding about the busy weekend! I'm glad the chest pain wasn't anything more serious and I hope you feel better soon. I'm sure sleeping will help too. Nothing like stressing out over everything to really keep you up at night. And yeah, a birthday party at lunchtime with no lunch is weird. And kind of cheap. And just slightly irresponsible. But that's just me -- I'm sure other people enjoy hungry, hyperactive toddlers. Anyway, hope this week is not as bad as you expect. Your weekend was just madness!

  2. Wow, I have never heard of that, but I am so GLAD you were able to get some relief and that it's not your heart!

    My husband's work has also been busy with a new implementation. He's had to work 3 weekends in a row, so I know how much that sucks.

    Now, be a good girl and don't over do it, get some rest when you can!

  3. WOW...what a weekend!! I'm so glad your doctor's visit turned out to not be anything serious! You have to make time for youself to get better my friend...relax and unwind! :)

  4. Wow. It does sound like it was a jammed packed weekend. I am glad that you went to the dr. and that you are ok.

  5. ouch! but i have to admit that when i read your post, i was thinking about chest pain that wasn't chest pain a few weeks ago after a cold with a really bad cough. weird.

    feel better, mimi! rest up, especially before the extra-long (meaning extra tough for mom) weekend.


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