Yesterday I had a health scare. I was in the grocery shop with my 10 year old daughter and I developed a strong pain around my heart and chest. I was almost paralysed by the intensity. Without panicking I called to my daughter and drove home. I told her to very quickly feed the chickens but I didn’t tell her why. I knew I would be going to hospital. I seriously thought I was having a heart attack.
I called out to my husband and calmly told him to drive me to the hospital. I didn’t want to call an ambulance as they would take me to logan hospital, not a place I would want to visit again any time soon.
Arriving at Redlands hospital and in no time I had an ECG, bloods and many other tests. With in an hour they were able to determine it wasn’t heart failure. I had a chest x-ray to discover I had popped a rib. I had the same injury over 18 months ago when horse riding. This time I wasn’t horse riding, just walking around the supermarket. Apparently when your pregnant your soft tissue becomes more pliable causing this old injury to re surface.
Seriously one of the scariest things I have been through, we thought we were going to lose the baby.
I am so proud the way my husband and daughter conducted themselves. Very cool under pressure. Its intense moments like these that makes you appreciate your family even more.
Trevor Turkey – not the sort of fellow you would want to run into in a dark ally!
Well its about time I was sober and for a good cause other than my own health. For those that know me I have been affected by alcohol throughout most of my adult life. My daughters father is an alcoholic and was the entire time we were together (7 years +). Truth is I probably was too, however falling pregnant certainly put a stop to that.
I still enjoy a good drink to celebrate the end of another working week however this has now become a habit and I miss out a day if I over indulged the night before. Certainly not worth it.
I have signed up for Sober October to raise money for Life Education. A charity providing positive, preventative drug and health education programs which motivate, encourage and empower young people to make smart life choices for a healthy future, free from the harms associated with drug misuse.
Please donate if you can, click on the link and the donate button is ‘give now’ at the top right of the page. You can donate as little or as much as you like:
One Shot 2 ways – this is my take, it is the Bridge Over River Kwai in Thailand. A very emotional day for us and I took a few different perspectives of the bridge.