Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Even More Unscheduled ER Visit

Today (Wednesday) I was getting ready for work and all of a sudden my upper body started to go numb. The kind of feeling you get when you hit your funny bone and your arm goes numb. That was what I felt like, then I started feeling light headed so I decided I better lay down and fast.
After doing so, I sat there on the floor for a few minutes and then wondered if it was a stroke, so I took the test. I stated the Alphabet and found that I did it fine. So most likely not a stroke. Then I wondered if it was a heart attack. I did find it difficult to breath when it happened so I wasn't sure. I called Julie and she rushed home and took me right to the ER. They ran blood tests and hooked me up to the EKG machine. then they decided they wanted to run an MRI. all tests came out fine and finally they just flat out said they didn't know what it was.

After 7 hrs in the ER, they released me and figure it must have had something to do with my Cancer.

I'm feeling fine now and resting at home and plan on getting up tomorrow and going to work. Lets hope that this same thing doesn't happen again tomorrow.


Kris said...

Evan - are you on the monthly sandostatin injections?? My understanding is that carcinoid can cause some crazy symptoms (like other chronic illnesses - diabetes, high blood pressure, etc) - the sandostatin can help cancel out those symptoms. That may be what all these weird things are related to. It helped Chris out, for sure.

Just a thought. Glad everything is coming back okay. You continue to be in my thoughts and prayers.


Evan said...

yes, I am taking the Sandostation shots monthly. Good to know that it causes some crazy things. This was for sure a crazy symptom.

Anonymous said...

Hey, Mister - don't even think about checking out've got lots to do & see this year. AND, just wanted to tell you how wonderful your 'pre-funeral' gathering was! Mercy River was beautiful. I sure do love you and am blessed to have such a great brother. Thanks for being YOU! Love you forever, Deb

Coleen said...

Evan, we really enjoyed Mercy River as well. I just finished reading a book our kids gave up for Christmas. You have probably already read it, but if not, let me know and I'll bring it to you next time we get together. It's a MUST READ! The book is "The Last Lecture" by Randy Pausch. Let me know. Love you so much, Coleen